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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


2015/2016 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENTS:  Enrollment forms for the 2015/2016 school year are now available to download  Please go to http://www.powayusd.com/enrollment/ to download the forms.

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:  Please click on enrollment in the menu for more information about enrolling your child.

IMMUNIZATIONS - PLAN AHEAD…Have immunizations completed. If your child has not received all the necessary immunizations because they are not five yet, parents must provide written proof of a future appointment (before school starts in August) for these immunizations.

CONTINUING STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR:  Required Continuing Student Registration forms will be sent home with students on Monday, May 11th.  These forms are due back to their teacher on Wednesday, May 13th.  To ensure your child is placed in a classroom, these forms must be returned.  Failure to return the forms may result in your child being dropped from the school.

DINO-MITE FAMILY FUN NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION: Due to the inclement weather forecast for Friday, May 15th, Family Fun Night is being rescheduled to Friday, May 29th.There is still time to get your tickets and save. If you have already purchased your tickets but cannot make it to the event on the new date, please contact Joan Schwenker at jschwenker@roadrunner.com for a refund.

Family Fun Night Order Form

MEMORIAL DAY:  There will be no school for students and the office will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  School will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.

TRANSITIONAL (TK) & KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION:  If your child will be entering TK or Kindergarten for the 2015/2016 school year, please join the principal, TK, and Kindergarten teachers for an orientation on Thursday, May 28th from 5:30 - 6:30pm in the Library (LRC).  This is a parent only night.

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

TRANSFORMING EDUCATION THROUGH PERSONALIZED LEARNING:  The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has brought upon exciting shifts in teaching and learning. To read on, click here

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.
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 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