Principal's Sunday Message

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your Principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 24th.

Our Yearbook class is working on taking great photos of all the events at Pershing. Now we need our 8th grade parent's help. Please send in one baby picture of your 8th grade student to his/her first period teacher.  Put your student's name on the back of the picture so that it can be returned to you. If you have a digital copy, please send that to Mrs. Ruckle at It's important that we start the process now so that we can have enough time to make sure this year's Yearbook is amazing! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ruckle, our Yearbook teacher. 

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes this past week. I'm excited to get back to Aladdin auditions. Keep in mind that the student's names and times for auditions are on the bulletin board outside of the auditorium. 
Group 4 students will audition tomorrow on Monday, 10/25.  Group 1 will audition on Tuesday, 10/26.  Group 2 will audition on Wednesday, 10/27 (remember it is an early dismissal so the times are 1 hour earlier). And group 3 will audition on Thursday, 10/28. Make sure you check with your student to have the correct time to either pick up or bring the student back to school. Thank you all. The cast list will be out by Monday, November 1st if all goes well!

Many thanks to ASB and for our counselor Mr. Salazar. ASB and Mr. Salazar did such a great job of participating in the "No Place For Hate" activities on Friday. All of our students learned so much and were 100% committed to ensuring that the principals of the "No Place For Hate" organization is embedded in Pershing Middle School. Thank you to all of our students and staff for participating. 

This coming Friday, our Halloween Door Decorating project will be judged and Halloween activities will take place through ASB. Students may dress up for Halloween. Staff will determine if there is a problem with any costume or makeup.

Here are some guidelines that students must follow:
1. No Masks other than COVID masks
2. Appropriate outfits that are not revealing
3. No weapons
4. Nothing that impairs students ability to walk and see where they are going. 
5. Makeup is okay within reason 
6. Nothing political and/or offensive
7. Students must be able to carry on in their learning with whatever they wear. 
8. If you have any questions, please email me before Friday. Thank you parents. 

Make up Photos are scheduled for Thursday, November 4th if you did not like the way the original photo came out. Please call the front office if you have questions. 

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 


Last Week's Message:

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 17th. 

*A serious reminder to all families: Please discuss appropriate cell phone procedures with your students. It is our policy that cell phones must be OFF from the time the student enters the campus in the morning until the last bell rings at the end of the day. We have taken numerous cell phones away from students because they are taking photos or videos of other students with, and without, their permission. On the first offense the student will be reminded and the phone will be returned at the end of the day. After a repeat offense, the parent will have to pick up the cell phone. Continued offenses will meet with more serious consequences. Thank you parents for your support and help in this matter. 

This past Wednesday, our amazing students in ASB provided lunchtime activities that were so much fun!  Games and treats were a terrific way of having everyone participate in the activities. Thank you ASB for a great event!! 

Auditions for "Aladdin Jr." begin this week from Wednesday through next Monday. Please check your email to make sure your student remembers the date and time of the audition. We are excited to know that we can still put on a play, even with mask requirements! Thank you to all the parents for your support. I could really use some help when we start going into the auditorium in December/January. Please let me know if you have any experience with sound systems or lighting. And if you have a high school student in the family who might want to volunteer some hours, that would also be great. 

As you know, progress reports came out and I want to remind you that our counselors are here to help if you have any concerns. Mr. Salazar and Mr. Castro are available so please contact them at either  or Teachers are also available for support. Please email your student's teacher to determine next steps. 

Coffee With the Principal will take place this Wednesday, October 20th from 8:30 to 9:30am. The info is:

Topic: Coffee With the Principal
Time: Oct 20, 2021 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting 

Don't forget the Great Shakeout (earthquake drill) will take place on Thursday, 10/21 at 10:21am. And Pink Panther Day is Friday, October 22nd for Breast Cancer Awareness. Remind your students to wear Pink that day!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 


Previous Week's Message:

Good evening Pershing parents and families. This is your principal, Susan Levy, with announcements for the week of October 10th. 

**Important:  Columbus Day is not a school  closure holiday for SDUSD. Although we honor that day, school is still in session. Please make sure your student arrives on time tomorrow. 

We are still seeing cars making U-Turns in front of driveways and getting stuck because of traffic. Additionally, although it is a little better,  others are still blocking driveways. PLEASE be a good neighbor and do not make U-Turns or block driveways and please drive slowly. There are kids crossing the street and we want all of them to be safe. 

Tomorrow, Monday, October 11th, we will have our monthly SSC and Governance meeting at 3:00pm via zoom. The zoom link was already sent out. 

6th grade parents, please remember that on Tuesday, October 12th at 6:30pm we will have a zoom meeting so that our Foundation President and members are able to share all the details you will need to know about fundraising and payments for 6th grade camp. We will be able to share many details with you at that time. The zoom link was already sent out. 

October 13th is the deadline for all students, interested in performing in the Aladdin Jr. musical, to turn in their interest forms. Please make sure your student does so if he or she is interested. Auditions will be scheduled after I receive their forms. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 20th, 21st and 22nd. after school. Your student will know what time they are auditioning by looking at the bulletin board in front of the auditorium. Times will be posted on that board. There is nothing posted right now since I have not received all the forms. 

On Wednesday evening at 6:30pm the Foundation will be meeting outdoors (weather permitting) for the monthly meeting. We hope you can attend. 

Wednesday, October 20th at 8:30am I will be hosting the second Coffee With the Principal.  I look forward to seeing you and answering any questions you may have. Grab your cup of coffee and join me. 

October 21st we will be participating in the yearly GREAT SHAKEOUT! Students will be practicing duck and cover earthquake readiness at exactly 10:21am. 

Pink Panther Day is our way of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone, including our boys, should wear PINK on Friday , October 22nd. 

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Pershing Middle School, I wish you a great evening and a wonderful week ahead. 


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