Superintendent's Message

"back to school"

The 2018-2019 school year is quickly approaching and I hope this message finds you and your children looking forward to an exciting and rewarding experience this year with us. Below is some important information for the start-up of the school year.

First Day of School:

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 28th, except for kindergarteners. The PELC, which is the home for all kindergarten classes, conducts a “soft start” for the first four days of the school year. The soft start will mean that you and your child will attend school one day that week. Parents of kindergarten students should expect a letter from Principal Lori Hale within the next week that will further explain the details.

Back to School Night:

PELC – September 20th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Open House:

McKay Creek Elementary – August 23rd, 4-6 pm

Sherwood Heights Elementary – August 23rd, 4-6 pm

Washington Elementary – August 23rd, 4-6 pm

Sunridge Middle School – August 23rd, 5-7 pm

Pendleton High School – August 29th, 4-6 pm


All Elementary Students that are not registered can do so beginning Monday, August 6th from 8 am to 3 pm at their designated school.

Sunridge Middle School – Returning Students: August 8th and 9th, 7:30 am to 7 pm, New Students: August 14th, 8 am to 6 pm.

Pendleton High School – Incoming 9th Graders: August 14th, 7 am to 8 pm, New Students: Beginning August 6th from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.

Preparing for the school year: (Check the school sites for important information weekly)

I encourage all parents to check their school’s website, Facebook or a letter from your principal soon that will provide more specific details for the start of the school year. School supply lists are and will be posted on school sites as well. I would also suggest that if your students have been staying up later and sleeping into mid-morning that they begin transitioning to school sleep patterns and get to bed earlier in the evening and waking up earlier in the morning. This will make the first few days of school more productive for all of us.

“Every Student, Every Day”
Chris Fritsch, Superintendent

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