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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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School is Closed for Summer!  Enjoy your break.

Read the latest news!  Peterson Summer, 2017 Newsletter


Important Summer Dates:

  • Office open through Tuesday, June 27, 7:30am - 3:30pm.
  • Office closed Wednesday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 26.
  • Expect to receive your summer mailing in early July.
  • Residency Verification
    • Friday, August 4, 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    • Monday, August 7, 9:00am - 11:30am and 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    • Tuesday, August 8, 9:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm
    • If you are on vacation and unable to come in one of these days, please contact Registrar Liz Delbecq (ldelbecq@scusd.net or 408-423-2806) to let her know that you intend to come in as soon as you're back from your vacation.  We will hold your packet for you.
  • PIRATE CAMP - incoming new student orientation
    • Please complete the registration form (English or Spanish) and submit to the main office.  
    • 10:00am - 2:00pm - Pirate Camp Activities (meet on the black top)
      • Lunch is provided
      • Bring your swim suit, a towel, sunscreen & a bottle of water
    • 10:00am - 10:30am - Parent Welcome (cafeteria)
  • First Day of School:  Wednesday, August 16
    • 6th grade class lists will be posted in the main office windows on Tuesday, August 15 after 4:00pm
    • 7th & 8th grade students, arrive early (7:30am) to pick up your schedule in the quad


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Many parents come and ask our front office staff for the titles of our textbooks so that students can preview them over the summer.  While we don't check out textbooks to students over the summer, you can click on this link to see what our district has approved for Instructional Resources. This will take you to the 2016-2017 Instructional Resources List.pdf.  Some of our publishers have online versions of the textbook. 


Look on pages 5-7 for the complete list for all of our middle school subjects!


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.

District Website for Child Nutrition Information:


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.