Back to School Events & Resources

First day of school graphicFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is Thursday, August 11!
When you take pictures before sending your students on the first day, use the hashtag #PelhamFirstDay or send photos via email to [email protected]! We'll share all the excitement of the first day of the new school year on social media.



back to school events graphicBACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS
Pelham High School
Camp Pelham - Friday, August 5 from 8 AM - 12 PM
Pelham High School freshman and transfer students are encouraged to attend this event for an opportunity to tour PHS, attend informational sessions and meet our staff. 

Open House - Monday, August 22 from 6-7:30 PM
Students and parents are invited to tour the school and visit teachers and classrooms throughout the event. There is not a timed agenda for this event.  

Pelham Oaks Elementary School
Kindergarten Parent Meeting - Monday, August 8 from 5:30-6:30 PM

Meet the Teacher - Tuesday, August 9
5th Grade: 8-9 AM
4th Grade: 9-10 AM
3rd Grade: 10-11 AM
2nd Grade: 11 AM-12 PM
1st Grade: 12-1 PM
Kindergarten: 1-2 PM
All Grades: 4-6 PM

Pelham Ridge Elementary School

Kindergarten Parent Meeting - Monday, August 8 from 5:30-6:30 PM

Meet the Teacher - Tuesday, August 9
5th Grade: 8-9 AM
4th Grade: 9-10 AM
3rd Grade: 10-11 AM
2nd Grade: 11 AM-12 PM
1st Grade: 12-1 PM
Kindergarten: 1-2 PM
All Grades: 4-6 PM

Pelham Park Middle School 

PREP (for rising 6th grade students) - Tuesday, August 9 at 3:30 PM. Orientation for rising 6th graders to learn about lockers, dress code, tour the building, etc. Student drop off at 3:15 PM, then parents are invited to join their student for an open house from 5:00-6:00 PM.
Open House - Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30-7 PM.

PPMS School Fees can now be paid online by visiting 
MySchoolBucks Once you click on the link, limit the search to PPMS and registration. Fees include locker, PE locker, PE shirt, PTO Panther Partners (optional), and Academic Donation (optional). Online payment is the preferred method of payment.

7th & 8th grade students, along with any students unable to attend 6th grade PREP, will receive their schedules and locker assignments on the first day of school. 

School Start TimesSCHOOL START TIMES
Click here to view school start times and get your morning off to a great start!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Early Bird Care at the elementary schools will not be begin until August 15. 

You can also view bell schedules for Pelham High School & Pelham Park Middle School


Bus stops and schedulesBUS STOPS & SCHEDULES
If your student rides the bus, be sure to check the bus schedule information. Some bus numbers and times have changed since last year. To view bus stops & pick up/drop off times, click here.

Reminders: Morning pick up and afternoon drop off times are approximate. Please have your student at the stop 5 minutes before morning stop time. We ask for your patience in the first few weeks of school as we learn which students plan to ride the bus, add stops for new students, and make adjustments to routes as needed. Check for updates to times and route information and view the School Bus Rules & Expectations on the Transportation page of this website. 


Immunization requirements graphicIMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
The Alabama Immunization Law requires
 all students to have an up to date Certificate of Immunization in order to attend school. View details here or visit the Health Services page for more resources recommended immunization schedules by age and more. 



Child Nutrition ProgramCHILD NUTRTION PROGRAM
During the pandemic, federal waivers allowed schools to offer free meals to all students. Those waivers expired on June 30, so now we must charge families for meals unless they apply for and are approved to receive meal benefits. Pelham City Schools strongly encourages all families to complete the Free & Reduced Meals Application before the start of the school year. Families must pay for school meals until their application is processed and approved, so please apply as soon as possible.

Visit the Child Nutrition Program page where you'll find:

  • Menus 
  • MySchoolBucks information for student accounts
  • Online application for free & reduced meals
  • and more!

Dress Code GuidelinesDRESS CODE
Looking for a quick reference on Dress Code Guidelines? Click here for an excerpt from the Student Code of Conduct.





school supplies graphicSCHOOL SUPPLIES LISTS
Pelham Oaks Elementary School Supplies
Pelham Ridge Elementary School Supplies
Pelham Park Middle School Supplies




school calendar graphic

SCHOOL CALENDAR
Click here to view the Pelham City Schools 2022-2023 School Calendar






Connect with UsCONNECT WITH US
Explore our website for information and resources about our schools and school system. Each school also has its own website that can be accessed by clicking the "Select a School" tab at the top of the page. 

News, events, and other important information are also posted on our social media accounts. Like @PelhamCitySchoolsAL on Facebook and follow @PelhamSchools on Twitter and pelham_city_schools on Instagram to connect with us. For sports news, team schedules, and more, visit PelhamHighAthletics.com.