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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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Parent School Climate Survey, 2014 - 2015


Peterson Families:  a survey has been opened for you to provide parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as related to student well-being and learning.  The survey deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance abuse, school connectedness, and learning supports.  The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.  It will be open until Tuesday, February 24, 2015.


Your participation is voluntary.  It is also very important.  The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning. 

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.
  • All questions apply to Peterson Middle School only.
  • The results are for the use of SCUSD.  CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to SCUSD. 




For more information, please see the 2014-2015 Parent School Climate Survey Letter in the Parent Resource Locker.



7th Grade Parents, a packet with information about the Nightmare on Puberty Street presentation will go home with your student on Friday, January 16.  Please read the presentation description.  If you do not want your child to attend the presentation on Monday, February 2, you must return the opt-out form by Friday, January 30.  The Nightmare on Puberty Street presentation information and opt out form are in the Parent Resource Locker to the left.  Please direct any questions to Mr. Masur (amasur@scusd.net or 408-423-2802).

Open Enrollment and the Peterson+ Program

For those families who are interested in applying for Open Enrollment at Peterson, please be sure to read about our Open Enrollment policies on our website under "Our School."  

Click here for more information about the Peterson+ Program.  We have provided a brief description about the program.


Feb. 6 Comedy Show at Braly
Join Us for a Laugh at the Comedy Show!

The ComedySportz San Jose Troupe is coming to Braly Elementary School on Friday, February 6th at 6:30 pm!  ComedySportz is a 30 year-old national award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 1/29/15

Host Families Needed for Female Japanese Students March 3-15
Help!  We still need host families for several female Japanese students.  Can you host?  The Japanese exchange students will be here March 3rd-15th.   You do not need to speak Japanese, just be willing to feed, house, transport... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 1/28/15

Selfies for Yearbook
SELFIE- noun,  A popular trend in which a photographer is also the subject of a picture.  You can usually see the subjects arm in the picture showing they were the one to capture the moment.  Are you an expert at taking selfies with... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 1/28/15

2015 Spring Young Writers Saturday Seminars (Gr. 4 - 10)
Please see the attached flyer for the San Jose Writing Project (San Jose State University) 2015 Young Writers' Saturday Seminars for grade 4th - 10th Writers.  Copies of these flyers are also available in the main office. Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 1/26/15

SJSU San Jose Area Writing Project Parent University (grades 1 - 5)
San Jose State University's San Jose Area Writing Project invites parents of 1st - 5th graders and their children to attend their side-by-side learning workshops.  The Saturday workshops are offered on March 7 and April 18.  Ple... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 1/26/15

Peterson Magazine Drive Fund Raiser All Year!

Our Magazine Drive fundraiser supports student activities and programs. Orders are no longer turned in to school; you may order online all year. 40% of the price of each item purchased online will be returned to Peterson. Step 1: Go to www.gaschoolstore.com Step 2: Register to receive a personal ID # for your student. Use Online School ID 1316025 Step 3: Send the link to friends & family using email and social media tools available on the website. Thank you for your support!

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.


We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and follow the simple prompts...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.

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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.