Back to School - August 2023

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The first day of school is Wednesday, August 9!
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.

Click here to view school start times and get your morning off to a great start!

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. 

Pelham City Schools strongly encourages families to complete the Free & Reduced Meals Application before the start of the school year. Only one application is required for all children in the household. The online application process assures data privacy and determination of student benefits. 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 Ridge Elementary English / Spanish
Pelham Oaks Elementary English / Spanish
Pelham Park Middle School English


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Click here to view the Pelham City Schools 2023-2024 School Calendar

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Pelham High School
Open House - August 21 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Pelham Park Middle School 

Open House - September 12 at 5:30 PM
Pelham Ridge Elementary School Open House Events at 5:30 PM

  • September 5: Last names beginning with A-L
  • September 7: Last names beginning with M-Z

Grandparents Breakfast

  • September 11: Grades K & 2
  • September 12: Grades 1 & 4
  • September 13: Grades 3 & 5

Fall Pictures: September 11
Book Fair: September 11-15

Pelham Oaks Elementary School

Open House: Details coming soon. 

Grandparents Breakfast

  • September 12: Last names beginning with A-H
  • September 13: Last names beginning with I-Q
  • September 14: Last names beginning with R-Z

Fall Pictures: September 18
Book Fair: September 18-22

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