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Upcoming Events

February 24- ART DAY 10:00-12:30


February 26- March 2 Parent/Teacher Conferences:

All Kinders 7:55-11:25 

Grades 1-6 8:00-1:05

Open Enrollment

Kinder open enrollment starts on March 1,  2018.


The intra online applications will be available on  Feb. 1 for grades 1-6. Kinder will not be an option until March 1st.  



Please use the following link to access the Parent Portal:







Pepper Tree is embracing our "College Going Culture" by designating EVERY WEDNESDAY as College Day.  Teachers and students show their support by wearing college t-shirts or sweatshirts.  Our multi-purpose room is adorned with college banners and each classroom has adopted their own college to celebrate. 




Pepper Tree Twitter Account

Follow Pepper Tree for all of the amazing things happening at our school. 



2017-2018 Calendar

Pepper Tree School Hours

Early Bird Kinders: 7:55-11:25

Late Bird Kinders: 9:50-1:30


Grades 1-6: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:55- 2:30


Kinder:  EVERY WEDNESDAY: 7:55-11:25

Grades 1-6: EVERY WEDNESDAY: 7:55-1:05

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Parent Resources

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CAASPP Parent Information

Click on the link below to obtain information on how to read  your child's CAASPP scores in grades 3-6.



Quick Links

How to Navigate the Parking Lot


If you are driving on the inside lane, please pull forward and STOP at the sign in front of the kindergarten gate. You will wait until the teacher on duty indicates that it is safe to exit left  through the outside lane.  


If you are driving on the outside lane, you will pull forward and wait for the teacher on duty to indicate when you may drive forward along the inside curb until there is no space between you and the car in front of you. 


Students are NEVER allowed to exit the car from the outside lane and cross in front of cars on the inside lane.  They are only allowed to safely exit the car once it is next to the curb. 



Vision Statement

We generate life-long learners to become productive and contributing members of our society.  In a safe and nurturing environment, we provide differentiated instruction to support the strengths of each child. We partner with our parents and community to create an engaging and collaborative environment where students are empowered to achieve their maximum potential. 

Pepper Tree Elementary School is a California Distinguished School!


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Lunch Menu

Paying for lunch online

If you would like to pay for lunch online, please visit :



Grade Level Lunch Schedules

1st Grade: 11:25-12:10

4th Grade: 11:35-12:20

2nd Grade: 11:45-12:30

5th Grade: 11:55-12:40

3rd Grade: 12:05-12:50

6th Grade: 12:15-1:00


Non-Discrimination Statement: The Upland Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions), sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.


For concerns or complaints, please contact:

Title IX Compliance Officer (for Staff and Students) and Equity Compliance Officer - Alex Ruvalcaba

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Common Core Quick Facts!

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a state-led effort that provide a clear, consistent understanding of what students are expected to learn to be college and career-ready.


They are spearheaded by two groups, the National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CSSO). The common core standards were introduced in 2010 and 45 states and 3 territories have adopted them. In 2014-15, state tests were replaced by exams designed for the common core.


The standards define what students should know and be able to do, not how teachers teach. Decades of literacy research should provide the framework for instructional best practices in reading, writing, speaking and listening.