About Deer Canyon Elementary School

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

Principal Terry Worthington tworthington@powayusd.com

As our mission proclaims, we will work to ensure all of our students develop a love of learning and become highly successful in school, society, and the work place. Through close collaboration, and in partnership with our families and community, we will provide challenging, real life learning opportunities to prepare our students for success in a diverse society and ever-changing world. We will model what we expect so our children become:
  • Self Directed Learners
  • Collaborative Team Members
  • Clear Communicators
  • Constructive Thinkers and Problem Solvers
  • Effective Users of Tools and Technology
  • Responsible Members of Society
It is our vision that Deer Canyon becomes a school where all students have the individual support, encouragement and opportunity they need to achieve academically at very high levels and to develop the personal habits and values which will allow them to be successful both in school and as productive members of our society. To achieve this, we offer a variety of learning experiences to help all students reach their full potential and experience success. We also encourage active involvement, cooperation and communication between the school, child, family, and community.

The teachers and support staff at Deer Canyon believe that a strong academic focus supported by a positive and caring learning environment is essential to student success. Equally important is the emphasis here on developing the whole child through early mental health programs, character development and service learning opportunities. The school climate is truly peaceful with student rights and school rules maintained campus wide.

The strength and commitment of Deer Canyon’s PTA and Foundation are evident in the funding of several special programs in the areas of: music, PE, technology, art, and science, as well as assembly programs, parent education workshops, Partners in Print, study trips and library books.

We welcome you and encourage you to be actively involved in helping to build a community of lifelong learners in which every child succeeds.

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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