CONGRATULATIONS DEER CANYON on receiving the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award

Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence!

CONGRATULATIONS DEER CANYON for earning the 2015 California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll school award.

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Tuesday, 8/16
School Begins

Monday, 9/5
Labor Day Holiday

Monday, 9/30
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day-District Wide

Wednesday, 11/11
Veterans Day Holiday

M-F, 11/14-18
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Minimum Day Schedule

Friday, 11/18 NO LATE START

M-F, 11/21-25
District Recess

M-F, 12/19 - 1/2
Winter Break

Friday, 1/13
Non-Student Day, Professional Growth Day-District Wide

Monday, 1/16
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Student Day

2/20 - 2/24
President's Week

M-F 4/10 - 4/14
Spring Break

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

Monday, 5/29 Memorial Day Holiday

Thursday, 6/8
School Ends

Friday, 6/9
Teacher Check-Out

Tuesday, 7/4
Happy 4th of July


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 - 2:45 pm
SCHOOL HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm



August 25, 2016

Gr. 3 – 5th      5:45 – 6:30pm

TK – 2nd        6:45 – 7:30pm

PRINCIPAL'S 2016/2017 WELCOME LETTER:  Please click here for important 2016/2017 school information.

SCHOOL HOURS HAVE CHANGED!:  Deer Canyon will begin the 2016/2017 with new school hours.  Please click here to check out the NEW daily bell schedule.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY:  Monday, Sept. 5th is Labor day and a holiday for students and staff.  School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6th.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY - NON-STUDENT DAY:  Monday, Sept. 30th is a non-student day.  The school office and campus will be closed.  School will resume on Oct. 3rd.

2016/2017 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT:  Enrollment forms for the upcoming school year are now available online.  In the menu to the left, click enrollment information to access Deer Canyon enrollment forms, PUSD enrollment forms, and for general information.  All enrollments at Deer Canyon will take place by appointment only.  Please call the Deer Canyon office at 858-484-6064 to schedule an appointment.

Children born between September 2, 2011 and December 2, 2011 will automatically be placed in a TK class. 

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) INFORMATION:  For more information, 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.

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

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