Welcome Back to School 2019

Posted Date: 7/1/2019

WELCOME BACK DEER CANYON - Principal's Message


Summer 2019

Dear Families of Deer Canyon,

The start of school is just around the corner! I hope you have enjoyed a fun filled summer and are ready for a wonderful school year. Knowing the busy days ahead, highlighted below are some important start of school activities and events. Stay up to date throughout the year by visiting our website at Deer Canyon Elementary School. The Google Calendar will keep you apprised of school, PTA and Foundation activities. Please review and plan accordingly. We have an exciting year ahead!

August 14th, TK/Kinder Play Day. TK and Kindergarteners should join us for your scheduled appointment.

August 19th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm. Connect Ed Messages for Class Placement. Listen for your phone to ring and email to “ding”! Your NEW classroom teacher will be calling and emailing with a special welcome message for you regarding your class assignment for the coming year.

August 20th, 3:00 – 3:30pm (last names A-L) and 3:30 - 4:00pm (last names M-Z). Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Meet and Greet. TKs and Kindergarteners and their parents are invited to meet their new teacher in their TK/Kindergarten classrooms and enjoy cookies and juice, making the start of school on Wednesday, August 21st a more comfortable experience. This is informal and no presentation will be made.

August 20th, 3:00 – 4:00pm Campus Tours for New DCES Families. Our knowledgeable 5th grade students will be providing informal campus tours for families new to Deer Canyon. Join us to learn about our school.

August 20th, 4pm, Blacktop - PTA Popsicle Party. All are welcome to attend.

August 21st, 7:45am – School begins for ALL Preschool – 5th grade students.

August 21st , 11:45am – TK Dismissed

August 21st , 12noon – Kinder Dismissed

August 21st, 2:00pm – 1st – 5th Grades Dismissed

August 22nd, 7:55am, MPR – PTA Meeting. All are welcome to attend.

August 29th, 5:00-7:00pm – PTA/Foundation Meet and Greet

August 29th, 5:30pm (grades TK – 2nd), 6:30pm (grades 3rd – 5th) – Back To School Night

September 2nd, Labor Day, No School

September 6th, 9:00am – First Friday

September 13th, Regular Lunch Schedule – Parents’ Picnic. Join your child for lunch!

September 30th, Staff Development Day – No School for Students

October 1st, Full Day Kindergarten Begins. Kinder dismisses at 2:00pm.

October 4th, 9am – First Friday

October 10th, 7:55am – PTA Meeting, Conference Room A

October 25th, 5:00 - 8pm – Monster Mash

October 21st – 25th, Red Ribbon Week

October 31st, 7:50am – Halloween Parade


Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Terry Worthington, Principal


Transitional Kinder Schedule

Kindergarten Schedule

Grades 1-5 Schedule
(Aug. 21 – Jun. 11)
7:45am – 11:45am

9:00am – 11:45am

(Nov. 18 – Nov.22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences)
(June 11 – Last Day of School)
 7:45am – 11:30am

*Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 22, 2019.
(Aug. 21 – Sept. 27)
Monday– Thursday:
7:45am – 12noon

9:00am – 12noon

(Oct. 1– Jun. 11)
Monday – Thursday: 7:45am – 2:00pm
9:00am – 2:00pm

(Nov. 18 – Nov. 22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences)
(June 11 – Last Day of School)
 7:45am – 11:30am

*Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 22, 2019.
(Aug. 21 – Jun. 11)
7:45am – 2:00pm

9:00am – 2:00pm

(Nov. 18 – Nov. 22– Parent/Teacher Conferences)
(June 11 – Last Day of School)
 7:45am – 11:30am

*Please note: there will be NO late start on Friday, November 22, 2019.



Children in grades 1 - 5 should arrive on the playground no earlier than 7:25 a.m., the time that supervision begins. Transitional Kindergarteners and Kindergartners should arrive close to 7:40 a.m. when they enter their classrooms.


Children bringing iPads to school are to report directly to their classrooms in the morning. iPads may not be brought to the playground or lunch areas before or after school and must be stored in students’ classrooms. iPads brought from home must have a protective case and be charged. Students in grades 1-5 may begin bringing iPads from home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Students in grades TK and K may begin bringing iPads from home on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.


Deer Canyon is a closed campus. Once children arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign a release. To insure the safety of our children, you will be required to show your I.D. when you pick up your student.


The cafeteria lunch, including milk, will be $3.25 this year. Milk or juice can be purchased separately. Please prepay for lunch whenever possible. Payments may be made on-line at www.myschoolbucks.com. Checks should be made out to PUSD Food & Nutrition. If a student forgets to bring lunch/lunch money, he or she will be allowed to call home. If you qualify for free or reduced price lunch, please fill out the application which is available online or in the school office. Lunch menu choices may also be viewed at http://powayusdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=0502141943502717&page=menus.


If your child is on medication, an “Authorization for Medication Administration” form must be obtained from the school office, completed by your physician, and returned to school. NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL WITHOUT THIS FORM. An adult must bring the medication to the school office. At NO time, may children have medication in their possession. This includes Tylenol, Ibuprofen, inhalers, cough drops, etc.


Riding a bicycle is limited to children in grades 3rd – 5th. Each child must wear a helmet and provide a lock for his/her bike. Students riding a bike to school must have a permission slip on file in the office. Skateboards and rollerblades are not allowed on campus.


State law requires that pupil attendance be verified. If your child will be absent, please call the school ABSENCE HOTLINE at 858-484-4876. If the school is not notified regarding an absence by 10:00 a.m., we will call you at home or at work for verification. Please do not email the school regarding student absences. All attendance information should be conveyed through the Attendance Hotline.


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