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The UUSD District Counseling Center is now open. For more info visit the District website or read the brochure.



Today: 4/27/17

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Summer Science Camp @ Pepper Tree June 12th-June 16th



Imaginations get their rocket fuel at Camp Invention! This summer's all-new curriculum allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking as they transform a distant exoplanet, take risks as future entrepreneurs, blast rockets and rubber chickens, and wire a circuit to create their own Spy Gadget Alarm Box! local educators lead a week of hands-on activities that will launch your child's imagination. Visit campinvention.org or email campinventionupland@gmail.com.



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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The UUSD District Counseling Center is now open. For more info visit the District website or read the brochure.


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.



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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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Paying for lunch online

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Lunch Menu

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

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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.