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

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Wednesday, 8/20
School Begins

Monday, 9/1
Labor Day Holiday

Monday, 9/22
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day

Tuesday, 11/11
Veterans Day Holiday

M-F, 11/24-28
District Recess

M-F, 12/22 - 1/2
Winter Break

Friday, 1/16
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day

Monday, 1/19
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Student Day

2/16 - 2/20
President's Week

M-F 4/6 - 4/10
Spring Break

Friday, 5/8 Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day

Monday, 5/25 Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, 6/11
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

Mrs. 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


PUSD COMMUNITY FORUM:  Deer Canyon will host a community forum this Thursday, March 19th from 6 - 8pm in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR).

2015/2016 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENTS:  Enrollment forms for the 2015/2016 school year will be available after May 1st.

Transitional Kindergarten(TK) Waitlist will BEGIN March 2nd. Parents that would like to have their child placed in TK and their child's birthday is June 1, 2010 to September 1, 2010 will need to be placed on the waitlist to be considered for TK placement. 

Children born between September 2, 2010 and December 2, 2010 will automatically be placed in a TK class.  Please check the PUSD website for orientation information.


2015/2016 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT DATES:  Deer Canyon will hold NEW student enrollments for the 2015/2016 school year on the following dates:

May 5, 2015 from 7:30am - 2pm
Office Conference Room

1st - 5th GRADES
May 7, 2015 from 7:30am - 11:30 am
Office Conference Room

Please make sure all enrollment forms are completed and required documentation is provided at the time of enrollment. Thank you!

SPRING BREAK - DISTRICT RECESS:  The office and school will be closed April 6 - April 10.  School will resume on Monday, April 13.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY - MAY 8th:  There will be no school for students and the office will be closed on Friday, May 8th for a professional growth day for Deer Canyon staff.  *Please note that not all PUSD schools share the same Professional Growth Days.  Please check specific school site calendars for more detailed information.

ELEMENTARY STUDENT GUIDE TO MAPs BROCHURE: Click here to view the MAPs student guide brochure.

ONLINE LUNCH PAYMENTS:  SchoolPaymentSolutions.com has moved to MySchoolBucks.com.  We have a new name and a new look, but we're committed as ever to providing you with an easy, convenient way to make school lunch payments.  There is NO cost to sign up.  Transaction fees do apply when using a debit or credit card.  Check out the website to learn more about this online system. 

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.

DEER CANYON FOUNDATION:  Support the educational goals of Deer Canyon and help raise funds for Arts Attack, Choir, science, Lego Robotics club and more! Click here to learn more about the foundation.

FOOD & NUTRITION POLICIES: Click links below for more information.

PUSD Wellness Policy 2015
Board Administrative Procedures on Wellness 2015