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Wednesday, 8/21
School Begins

Monday, 9/2
Labor Day Holiday

Monday, 9/30
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day

Monday, 11/11
Veterans Day Holiday

M-F, 11/25-29
District Recess

M-F, 12/23 - 1/3
Winter Break

Friday, 1/17
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day

Monday, 1/20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Student Day

2/17 - 2/21
President's Week

M-F 4/7 - 4/11
Spring Break

Monday, 5/26 Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, 6/12
School Ends


All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 484-4876.

Welcome to Deer Canyon

Terry Worthington , Principal
13455 Russet Leaf Lane, San Diego, CA 92129
PH: (858) 484-6064
FAX: (858) 538-9453
Attendance Hotline: (858) 484-4876

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
SCHOOL HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:15 pm


MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL:  Click here 2013-2014 Family Letter.

Deer Canyon is going “1 to World!” Learn more about our exciting journey personalizing learning for every child and our next steps.

Honor Roll
CONGRATULATIONS DEER CANYON for earning the 2012 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll school award.

HAVE YOU MOVED OR ARE YOU MOVING?:  Keeping your child's information and parent information up-to-date is very important!  If you know you will be moving, or if you have already moved, please contact the Deer Canyon office immediately.  A change in address requires that a Residency Information Form be completed and two proofs of residency be brought to the office.  The Post Office WILL NOT forward school mail, even if you've filled out a "Forwarding Notice" through the Post Office. 
If your new address is out of the Deer Canyon boundaries, you will be required to complete and submit to the PUSD Attendance & Discipline office an Intra-District Transfer Form (IDT) Intra/Inter District Transfer Information.  If you are applying for an IDT, your information must be up-to-date.  If not, it may cause a delay with the approval of your IDT request.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Deer Canyon office at 858-484-6064.

PTA ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014/2015 EXECUTIVE BOARD:   The Deer Canyon PTA is currently accepting nominations for the 2104-2015 PTA Executive Board. Click here to see which positions need to be filled. All current PTA members may be nominated for any PTA Board position, including those positions that are already filled. Please contact Erin Mitchell, chair of the Nominating Committee, if you are interested in any of the positions. She can be reached at

SMARTER BALANCED FIELD TESTING/APRIL 21st - MAY 16th:  Please see the letter from the principal explaining this new testing. SBAC Parent Notification

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY - MAY 9TH:  There will be NO school and the office will be closed for a Professional Growth Day.  Normal office hours and school will resume on Monday, May 12th.

STUDENT ENROLLMENTS FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR:  Enrollments will take place on the following dates. 

May 13th - Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Enrollments
May 14th - Kindergarten Enrollments
May 15th - 1st through 5th Grade Enrollments
(Click here for the TK/Kindergarten eligibility calendar Eligibility Calendar.)

**For TK and Kindergarten News, please click here
2014/2015 TK & Kindergarten News/Information

Please click on the calendar in the main menu for times and location.  Enrollment forms for the 2014/2015 school year will be available AFTER April 30th All enrollment forms MUST be completed and requirements MUST be met prior to enrolling your child.  Enrollments will be done on a first come, first served basis.

VOLUNTEER TEA - MAY 23rd:  Save the date!!  More information to come...

MEMORIAL DAY - MAY 26th:  There will be NO school and the office will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.  Normal office hours and school will resume on Tuesday, May 27.

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) INFORMATION FOR 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR:  For more detailed information, please click here Transitional Kindergarten Information.

DEER CANYON FOUNDATION:  Support the educational goals of Deer Canyon and help raise funds for Arts Attack, Choir, Classroom iPads and science, Lego Robotics club and more! Learn more about the foundation with Deer Canyon Foundation 101.

YEARBOOK ORDER FORMS: Don’t miss out! Your yearbook will be filled with treasured memories of this important year in your life. The cost is just $19.00 per book if ordered by January 17, 2014.If you order your yearbook between January 18, 2014 and April 11, 2014 the cost is $21.00.Yearbook orders received after April 11, 2014 will cost $24.00.  Download the form here.