Dingeman ElementaryÂ School students Kamryn Sablad, second grade, and Nathan Sablad, fifth grade, display their wide smiles on their first day of school for the 2017-18 school year. (photo by Catherine Sablad)
First Day of School 2017
The first day of public school for the 2017-2018 school year was hectic but appeared to be a success for most schools in the area. A few tears were shed, mostly by parents of young children, but the morning’s drop-off was successful for the most part.
There were the expected incidents of parents hovering around classrooms to get a view of student’s new environs, but that was to be expected.
A handful of the local schools held volunteer fairs and coffee gatherings to meet principals following dropoff.
First day pickup
Parents picking up students on the first day of school at Miramar Ranch Elementary School and Marshall Middle School should be aware that construction is still underway on nearby streets.
Construction at the Miramar water treatment facility is still underway and this could delay traffic on Scripps Lake Drive as parents pick up students from Miramar Ranch Elementary.
SDG&E construction along the eastern part of Pomerado Road includes flagmen directing traffic at the crucial intersection of Avenue of Nations and Pomerado Road, the intersection leading to Marshall Middle School.
First Day of School photos
Scripps Ranch News is still accepting “first day of school” photos throughout the day and posting them on this page. If you have a photo of your children on their first day of school that you would like to appear on Scripps Ranch News, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the photographer’s name, names of those in the photo and the name of the school the children are attending. The photo does not have to be taken at the school.