Public schools prep for first day of class

Public schools prep for first day of class

The new school year is fast approaching for students in Scripps Ranch as public schools prepare for opening day, Aug. 26. The first holiday of the school year will be Labor Day, Sept. 2 – all schools will be closed but classes will resume Sept. 3. Here is a very brief roundup of upcoming school events:

Scripps Ranch High School:, (858) 935-6969
Open House: The fall open house will be held Sept. 12.
Football: The student section “The Cage” will have themed “Friday Night Lights” nights for the 2019 football season. The theme for Aug. 23 is “Country Club” and the theme for Sept. 6 is “USA.” The football team is also running a fundraiser to support team costs and expenses including uniforms, travel costs and equipment. To help support the SRHS football team, visit the WeFund4U page:
Field hockey: SRHS alumna Megan Connors was chosen to be on the U-19 National Field Hockey Team.

Marshall Middle School:, (858) 549-5400
Student Orientation: Orientation for new Marshall Middle School students will be held Aug. 23 during two different times based on last name. It will be held for students with last names beginning with A through L from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; and M through Z from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room.
Back to School Night: Back to School Night will be held Sept. 4 and 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parents with sixth grade students will attend on Sept. 4; and those with students in seventh and eighth grade will attend on Sept. 5.

Dingeman Elementary School:, (858) 549-4437
Dingeman Elementary School was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of their school’s namesake, Col. Bob Dingeman (a.k.a. Mr. Scripps Ranch) in May. Dingeman frequented the school to meet with staff, students and families. A tribute to Dingeman can be found at

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School:, (858) 693-8593
Back to School Nights: TK/Kindergarten Back to School Night (parents only) will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
New Student Orientation: Orientation for TK/Kindergarten and new students is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Family Movie Night: A Family Movie night will be held on Friday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. All students and their families welcome. Concessions available.
Early dismissal for TK/K:  Their will be early dismissal for students in TK/K only at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 26-30.

Innovations Academy:, (858) 271-1414
Open House: An open house for Innovations Academy will be held Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.
Move details: Innovations Academy will be moving away from Scripps Ranch. The school will be moving to its new location in Kearny Mesa at an undetermined date after December 2019. In order to ease the transition for local parents, the school will have a bus route from the Scripps Ranch campus to the new campus in Kearny Mesa.

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