First day of school 2017

First day of school 2017

Anxious teachers will not be alone in greeting students and parents on the first day of public school in Scripps Ranch on Monday. The biggest heat wave of the summer has been predicted to welcome students as well.  A heat advisory is in effect through Wednesday. 

A memo issued by the San Diego Unified School District assures parents that local schools will do everything possible to make sure students and staff are safe and comfortable during the school day. It stated that all schools have a Hot Weather Plan that will be implemented, if needed. Check with your school for a copy of their Hot Weather Plan or visit the district website for hot weather procedures: Individual principals will alert parents if excessive heat warrants a minimum-day schedule.     

The district asks parents to make sure their children are dressed in light, loose fitting clothing; and asks parents to encourage children to drink water throughout the day to ensure they get adequate fluids. 

Traffic safety
Parents and adults taking students to school are encouraged to show patience and courtesy. Leave home in plenty of time and expect heavy traffic on the way, especially around school areas. 

Obey traffic laws, slow down around schools, use extreme caution and be on the lookout for pedestrians and small children darting across the street.

Drivers should park only in legal parking areas. Do not park in or block private driveways, in red painted no parking lanes, on corners or in the middle of streets. Obey the laws and stay calm no matter how late you might be.  

In addition, students and parents must cross streets only at designated crosswalks. Elementary schools in Scripps Ranch have student crossing guards on duty, and pedestrians should heed their directions. Furthermore, all drivers should be especially careful when approaching designated school crosswalks and intersections. Greatly reduce speeds and obey stop signs and directions by the student crossing guards. Be on the lookout for children who might accidentally dart into the street on this first day of school. 

Possible traffic delays
Those attending Marshall Middle School can expect delays along Pomerado Road due to ongoing construction near the east end of the road by San Diego Gas & Electric. While no official word has been received, and the project was scheduled to be completed Aug. 26, equipment still dotted the side of the road and no work appeared to be underway as of Saturday at noon. An update on a SDG&E web page regarding the construction, named the Sycamore to Peñasquitos 230-kV Transmission Line project, was posted Friday, and construction time for Monday was posted as beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. on Pomerado Road near Scripps Ranch Boulevard.

First Day of School photos
Scripps Ranch News will post “first day of school 2017” photos throughout the day Monday, Aug. 28. 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 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.

Labor Day
All schools will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 4; no school.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the regular time. 

Here is a brief update on first week events:

Scripps Ranch High School
(858) 935-6969
10410 Falcon Way 

First day of school: Students report to the quad by 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28 to receive class schedules. Students who attended Kick-Off will proceed to the Quad to pick-up their official schedule. Students who did not attend Kick-Off will follow the posted signs to a designated location to turn-in required forms in exchange for their official schedule.

Traffic: Traffic along Scripps Ranch Boulevard will be especially heavy on Monday. Remember, Scripps Ranch Boulevard is not a drop-off point for the high school. Additionally, Treena Street leading up to the high school entrance will have heavy traffic, so arrive early and be patient. 

Homecoming Dance
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, Sept. 9, 8-11 p.m., and will take place in the SRHS Quad. If you are bringing a non-SRHS student to the Homecoming Dance as a guest, you will need an approved guest pass to buy their ticket. Guest pass applications and behavior agreements are available in the attendance office. The guest pass form needs to be signed by your guest, by your guest’s administrator, by your parents and by your vice principal. Deadline to submit guest pass forms to vice principals for approval is Wednesday, Sept. 6. 

Tickets are sold at the finance office before school, at lunch time and immediately after school. Aug. 28-Sept. 1, tickets are $13 with an ASB Card and $16 without an ASB Card. Sept. 5-Sept. 6, tickets are $16 with an ASB Card and $19 without an ASB Card. Guest tickets for non-SRHS students are all sold at the Non-ASB Card price. The last day to buy tickets is Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please note, in order to attend the dance, all book debts must be cleared with the library. 

Student portraits: Students may contact Prestige Portraits to schedule their senior yearbook portrait session (purchase is optional): (858) 935-6969. Sessions must be completed by Oct. 13 for inclusion in the yearbook.

Marshall Middle School
(858) 549-5400
9700 Avenue of Nations

First day of school: Students should arrive on campus between 7 and 7:30 p.m. They may locate their first period class on posted rosters. Official schedules with complete information will be distributed to students during first period. 

The locations of the class rosters are:

  • 8th grade: C lunch court
  • 7th grade: B lunch court
  • 6th grade: Multipurpose Room (MPR) windows

Dingeman Elementary School
(858) 549-4437
11840 Scripps Creek Drive

First Day of School: The school day begins at 8:25 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

Volunteer Fair for Parents: After dropping off your student, mingle, enjoy refreshments and learn about volunteer opportunities on Aug. 28, 8:40-9:30 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.

First Grade Back to School Night: Parents of students in first grade are invited to visit their student’s classroom for Back to School Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (parents only).

Back to School Night (grades 2 and 3): Parents of students in second and third grade are invited to visit their student’s classroom for Back to School Night on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m. (parents only).

Back to School Night (grades 4 and 5): Parents of students in fourth and fifth grade are invited to visit their student’s classroom for Back to School Night on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. (parents only).

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
(858) 693-8593
11778 Cypress Canyon Road

Volunteer Fair: A Volunteer Fair and Spirit Wear Sale will take place for parents from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28. In the Multi-Purpose Room. 

Kindergarten half days: Students in kindergarten will have half days Monday, Aug. 28 to Friday, Sept. 1. Dismissal will be at 12:30 p.m.

Back to School Night grades 1-5: Back to School night for grades 1 through 5 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31. Food vendors will be on campus and a Spirit Wear Sale will take place. 

Innovations Academy
(858) 271-1414
10380 Spring Canyon 

First Day of School: The first day of classes will start at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28.

Jerabek Elementary School
(858) 578-5330
10050 Avenida Magnifica

Volunteer Fair: A volunteer Fair will be held on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 28.

First week of school: Students in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten will have minimum days the entire first week of school. 

Back to School Nights: Back to School Night for fourth and fifth grades will be Thursday, Aug. 31. Back to School Night for TK, K, first, second and third grades will be Tuesday, Sept. 12. 

Miramar Ranch Elementary School
858-271-0470, ext. 0
10770 Red Cedar Drive

First day of school: Line up at your designated areas outside. First bell is at 7:40 a.m.; second bell at 7:45 a.m. First through fifth grade students should be in line on the upper playground by 7:40 am. Kinder students are to line up outside their classrooms. Instruction starts at 7:45am. 

Coffee with Peg: Join Principal Peg Crane for coffee and breakfast treats, and mingle with other parents in the Multi-Purpose Room from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28. 

Early dismissal for TK/K: Students in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten will be dismissed at 12:10 p.m. the entire first week of classes, Aug. 28-Sept. 1. 

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