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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, 8/19
School Begins

Monday, 9/7
Labor Day Holiday

Monday, 9/28
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day-District Wide

Wednesday, 11/11
Veterans Day Holiday

M-F, 11/23-27
District Recess

M-F, 12/21 - 1/1
Winter Break

Friday, 1/15
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day-District Wide

Monday, 1/18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Student Day

2/15 - 2/19
President's Week

M-F 4/11 - 4/15
Spring Break

Friday, 5/6 Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day for Deer Canyon

Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, 6/9
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


PRINCIPAL'S 2015/2016 WELCOME LETTER:  Please click here to read.

GATE TESTING for 2015 SCHOOL YEAR:  The GATE testing window is now open! You can sign up your child to take the test if they are currently in 2nd - 5th grades.  Please go to the menu on the website and click on Programs>GATE to access the online registration and to find out more information. 

ELL FALL PARENT MEETING:  The ELL parent meeting will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 8am - 9am in Room 13.  A notice will be sent home to parents of ELL students with more information.

2015/2016 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT:  Please click on enrollment in the menu for more information about enrolling your child.
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.

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.

MAPS INFORMATION:  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:  School lunch payments can be made by setting up an account through MySchoolBucks.com.  You will need your child's seven digit student ID number to create an account, but there is NO cost to sign up!  Check out the website to learn more about this online system.  Transaction fees do apply when using a debit or credit card. 

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.

JR. FIRST LEGO LEAGUE: Registration is open for Jr. FIRST Lego League!  Registration forms can be downloaded here and are due back to the school office byFriday, Sept 18.  Interested in coaching?  Download the coaching form here and return it with your child’s form.  Questions?  Contact Valerie Azcona at vjazcona@gmail.com.

DEER CANYON CHOIR: Choir is an optional, before-school, vocal and musical theatre based program. The choir is directed by music teacher, Mrs. Angie Serrano.  Choir is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Students will learn strong, healthy singing and performance skills. If interested fill out the form and bring it the first day of rehearsals.

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