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Report bullying, threats, and theft by filling out the incident report form here.



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What's Happening at Peterson



Parent Education Opportunities - see Loop News for more information

  • Friday, November 17, 10:00am or 1:00pm, Peterson Library
    • Screenagers Documentary Film
    • Click HERE to reserve a seat
  • Wednesday, December 6, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Peterson Library
    • Eating Disorders in Adolescents:  Types, Warning Signs, and Treatment Options
    • Click HERE to reserve a seat


7th Grade Tech Museum Field Trip

  • Friday, November 17th
  • 9:00am - 1:40pm

All students need to bring their lunch or pick one up that morning in the school cafeteria. They will be getting their group assignments from their social studies teacher.


Chaperones should check in with the school secretary by 8:45 that morning.



Peterson Middle School



The Firehouse Run is a Santa Clara community 5K family walk or run, and 10K running event established by the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation to support Santa Clara Unified Schools.


The goal is to bring the community together - families, first time racers, elite runners, and everything in between - for a fun event, with the larger goal of enhancing the education provided to the children in Santa Clara.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Santa Clara Schools Foundation.  


For more information or to register for the run, go to The Firehouse Run website.


Interested in hosting a Japanese student (March 4-16th)

and/or going on the

2018 WISH Trip to Japan (April 12-22nd)?


For any student interested in hosting a Japanese exchange student in March (4th-16th) and/or 7th and 8th grade Japan Club members interested in going on the 2018 WISH Trip to Japan in April (12th-22nd), there will be an informational meeting for you and your parents/guardians on Wednesday, November 29th at 6:30 P.M. in room B-9.


We will have a slide presentation about both hosting and the trip, and Yoshi Matsushima from WISH International will be there to also answer any additional questions you may have. 


If you are interested in either hosting or going on the trip, please plan on attending.  Should you be unable to attend, but are interested in hosting or going, please contact Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@scusd.net .



Week of November 20 - 24:

  • Monday, Nov. 20 - regular bell schedule; students released at 2:35pm
    • Performing Arts Club CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 - Turkey Trot bell schedule; school is out at 2:35pm
      • Homework Center
      • Bridge Club
      • Yearbook Club
      • Glee Club
      • Coding Club, 2:45pm - 3:30pm, B-3 
      • Activity Bus pick up @ 3:45pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday





Congrats to the boys soccer team with their hard fought 4-3 victory over Cabrillo improving them to 2-0 to start the season. They were led by Diego Acevedo and Herbert Hidalgo with two goals each. Come out Thursday and watch as they take on the Buchser Bobcats. Lets keep it going boys. GO Pirates!

~ Coach Rios



Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 6/7 grade girls basketball team lost to Cabrillo 15-10. It was a close game, and the lady Pirates fought hard. Jessie Schalkhauser and Remi Pilawski did a great job handling the ball and creating scoring opportunities. Natalie Siauw scored 4 points and Caroline Bay scored 3 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The girls are now 0 and 2, but Coach Gillmore knows this team will continue to improve as the season goes on. They play at Buchser on Thursday. Goooooo Pirates!!!

~ Coach Gillmore


Education Equity in SCUSD

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.  Information for how to file a complaint is found on the Santa Clara Unified School District website.


It's important that students and families are aware of their rights and how to contact the Santa Clara Unified School District with complaints.  Please see the 2017-2018 SCUSD Student and Parent Handbook (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) or go to the SCUSD website for more information.


We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.schoolcafe.com and follow the simple prompts to create an account (one per family)...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.  schoolcafe is new for the 2017 - 2018 school year; if your student had a balance in myschoolbucks, the balance will transfer automatically.


District Website for Child Nutrition Information:  http://scusdnutrition.net/?page=main

Traffic Safety Dropping Off & Picking Up Outside Main Office at Peterson

MORNING DROP OFF – Buses are to stay in line with the parents and wait their turn to get into the parking lot.  The safety of students, staff and parents comes before bus schedules.  This arrangement has been mediated by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. Please pull as far forward as you can.

AFTERNOON PICK UP – Parents often arrive early and beginning lining up to get their students which causes a backup on Rosalia.  Buses and vehicles that want to pass through are allowed to go around the stopped cars and enter the parking lot. There are not staff and students at this time, and parents should be in their vehicles, so the safety issue is not there.  Once the bell rings, buses and vehicles need to wait in line like everyone else until they reach the parking lot.  The safety of the students, staff and parents comes back into play when the dismissal bell rings. Please pull as far forward as you can.


You may also drop off or pick up your child in the gym parking lot. 

For more traffic safety around Peterson information, please see the Traffic Safety Letter from SVDP with map in the Parent Resources locker to the left, and the Traffic Safety page under the Our School page.

If you have questions or concerns about drop off or pick up, please contact Vice Principal Andy Masur.


Due to the high volume of items being dropped off in the school office for students, lunches, clothes, binders, books, etc., PLEASE have the student name on the item(s) and please inform your student to pick up the item(s) from the office.

The office staff appreciates it!

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