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

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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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Red Ribbon Week Activities October 27 - 31

Peterson Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 27 - 31.  Students may show their support of a drug-free and healthy lifestyle by participating in dress up days Monday through Friday:

  • Monday - Be a Hero - wear camoflauge or dress as your favorite super hero!
  • Tuesday - Double Up Against Drugs - dress as a twin with your friend
  • Wednesday - White Out Drugs - wear all white!
  • Thursday - Drop Kick Drugs - represent your favorite sports team.
    • Thursday is also Career Day.  Visit our volunteers during lunch to explore various career opportunities.
  • Friday is Halloween!  You may wear your Halloween costume.  Please see costume rules below.


Halloween Costume Rules

Students may wear costumes to school on Friday, October 31st.  The following rules apply:

  • Costumes must conform to the Peterson Middle School Dress Code.  Questions about the Dress Code?  It's in the 2014-15 Student-Parent Handbook in the locker to the left, page 8.
  • Costumes may not be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disabilities, gender (boys as girls and vice versa), or individual (staff or student) at the school.
  • Costumes may not cause a disruption or distraction to the school program, i.e. no revealing costumes (French maids, nightwear, bathing suits, etc.).
  • No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons are to be brought to school.
  • No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, "Scream" character.
  • Costumes must not impair a student's vision or movement.
  • Costumes may not show obscene materials or prohibited substances.
  • No masks are permitted.
  • If you are not sure, don't wear it! If you have questions ask Mr. Masur.

Early Out Thursday November 6

Students will be released at 1:35pm on Thursday, November 6. 

Veteran's Day Holiday - No School Tuesday, November 11

In honor of Veteran's Day, there is no school on Tuesday, November 11.


6/7 Grade Boys Basketball Team Update
As of Tuesday, October 28, Boys Basketball is back!  In their first game of the season, the 6/7 grade boys basketball team tipped off against the reigning champs from Cabrillo.  Big Nathan B. got the crowd pumped up with a swinging, righ... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 10/29/14

Drum Club Coming to Peterson
Something new at Peterson!  A multi-cultural Drum Club - open to everyone!  Please join us in the library for a brief meeting Friday, October 31 after school.  Parents are welcome to hear about this fun club, too (please sign in as ... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 10/29/14

Rubik's Cube Club
Are you tired of not being able to solve a Rubik's Cube?  Or have you already mastered it but want to get faster?  If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then the Rubik's Cube Club is the place for you!  The first m... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 10/29/14

Hispanic Club celebrates Dios de los Muertos
ATTENTION Hispanic Club members, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade members:

Please join us on Thursday, October 30 during lunch in B1 to celebrate Dios de los Muertos by decorating cookies.  In addition, remember, we will be having a pot luck lunch,... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 10/29/14

8th Grade Boys Basketball Update
Tuesday, October 28, our 8th grade boys basketball team opened up their season with an awesome 51 - 12 victory against Cabrillo.  Though the starting five only played the first half, they left the game with a 33 to 00 lead.  Captain Jona... Continue
Posted by: Linda Pfeifer
Published: 10/29/14

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!


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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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.