CONGRATULATIONS DEER CANYON on receiving the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award

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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2015-16 SCHOOL CALENDAR:

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

REMINDERS...

All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME FROM 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:

REASONS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILD HOME:

~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


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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

DEER CANYON 2015-16 YEARBOOK:  Order your yearbook now!  The cost is now $24.  Extra ordering envelopes can be found in the school office.


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY:  Friday, May 6th is a professional growth day and a non-student day for Deer Canyon.  The office and school will be closed.  School will resume on Monday, May 9th.


CONTINUING STUDENT REGISTRATION:  Registration forms for students attending Deer Canyon for the 2016/2017 school year will be sent home on Monday, May 9th with your child.  To ensure your child is assigned a teacher, all forms MUST be turned in by Wednesday, May 11th.  Failing to turn in the registration forms may result in your child being dropped from the school.  If your child will not be attending Deer Canyon in the Fall, please notify the office immediately.

If you have any questions regarding these forms and the registration process, please call the Deer Canyon office at 858-484-6064.


MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY:  The office and school will be closed on Monday, May 30th for the observance of Memorial Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.


2016/2017 STUDENT ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment forms for the upcoming school year will be available May 1, 2016.  Deer Canyon's enrollment dates are as follows:

May 3rd    TK - Kindergarten
7:30am - 11:30am

May 5th    1st - 5th Grades
7:30am - 11:30am

After May 6th, all enrollments will take place by appointment only.  Please call the Deer Canyon office at 858-484-6064 to schedule an appointment.


5th GRADE WALK AROUND:  The school will acknowledge all 5th graders promoting to 6th grade with a walk around through the inner quad area on Wednesday, June 8th at 8:10am.  All parents, friends, and family are welcomed to watch this special event.


5th GRADE PROMOTION:  Fifth grade promotion will take place Wednesday, June 8th at 10am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Doors will open at 9am for seating.  All parents, friends, and family are welcomed to attend.


TK INTEREST WAIT LIST INFORMATION:  Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st and September 1st, 2016 who wish to enroll their child into a TK class, MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait List. After March 1, 2016, at 8:00 AM, go to the District Website and select "TK Interest Wait List" to put your child's name on the list. The assigned TK school site will notify parents on the Interest List starting in June, or later in the summer, of an opening in TK. The parent will then be given 48 hours to enroll. Due to increased numbers of students required to enroll in TK, please note space is very limited and will be determined on a first-come, first served basis.

Click here to take you to the PUSD TK website.

PUSD is aware of the amendment to California Education Code 48000(c) which permits districts the option to enroll students who turn 5 years of age after December 2 to be admitted to the Transitional Kindergarten program.  After a review of this option, our District enrolls only students who meet the cutoff date of December 2 into the Transitional Kindergarten program.


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.


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

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 ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent Tracy Hogarth, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761