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Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence!

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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, 11/16-20
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Minimum Day Schedule

Friday, 11/20 NO LATE START

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.

DISTRICT RECESS:  There will be no school and the office will be closed the week of November 23 - 27.  School will resume on Monday, November 30th.

The 10th Annual Deer Canyon Holiday Shopping Bazaar will be held on Friday, December 4th from 5:30-8:30pm.
If you have a home-based business and would like to promote your work/craft at the bazaar, please mail a registration form and a check made payable to:  Deer Canyon PTA
Attn:  Rose Chang
13455 Russet Leaf Lane
San Diego, CA  92129

Your form may also be brought to the Deer Canyon office hours.  Register by Oct. 31st to reserve your space at the discounted rate of $25.  Forms received after Oct. 31st will be $35.  Your registration will be considered complete only when payment has been received.  Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rose Chang, Louise Edu, and Qi Yan
Holiday Shopping Bazaar Coordinators
Click here for the registration form.

ATTENTION DC MUSICIANS!  The Deer Canyon Winter Recital is coming soon!  New this year: DC students and family members, parents, grandparents, and siblings, are invited to show off their instrument talents as a family on stage!

Auditions for writers, emcees and crew: Tues, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:30

 Audition for performers: Weds, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:30

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Weds, Dec 16, 2015 at 2:15

 The Winter Recital will take place on Thurs, Dec 17, 2015 at 7:00

 Click here for the registration forms for more details.  Any questions?  Contact Emily Xu:

WINTER RECESS:  There will be no school and the office will be closed from December 21st - January 1st.  School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.

GATE TESTING DATE:  The test will be held at Deer Canyon on January 21, 2016.  Please make sure your child arrives on time to school and has a good breakfast.  Please contact Amy Regardie, GATE Coordinator, at, if you have any questions.

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  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.

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