July 23, 2023

Traffic and Safety

  • Thank you for following the flow of traffic
  • Just a few reminders:
    •  When pulling into the parking lot you will need to make a decision.  Stay to the left and park OR stay to the right- pull all the way up and allow your child to independently exit the vehicle.
    • When leaving the parking lot, it is a RIGHT turn only.
    • When dropping off/picking up- PULL ALL THE WAY UP.  This allows us to drop off over 15 cars at one time.  If you stop at the front, it stops all other students from entering school.

Family Handbook

Camarena Parent and Student Handbook 2023-2024

School Site Council- Members Needed

We need to elect TWO parent representatives to Camarena’s School Site Council (SSC) for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The purpose of this council is to monitor the progress of our school plan, which includes the budgets to accompany it. Parent representatives provide valuable input concerning the curriculum and activities that expand the core curriculum assured by district categorical funding.

The School Site Council is an elected decision-making body for the school.

If you have the time and the interest to serve on the School Site Council (SSC), please email krista.cardenas@cvesd.org. It is a wonderful opportunity to become very familiar with our school and help provide input into school-wide decision-making. This is a 2-year term. Sixth grade parents can serve only one year but may run in this election. If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot, please fill out and return the information form below to Ms. Cardenas.  SSC meetings are held monthly; 3:00-4:00 pm and they will be in person with a virtual option.

SSC-Interest-Form 23

(ELAC) English Language Advisory Committee and (DELAC) District English Language Advisory Committee

ELAC is a school level elected committee of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English Learner programs and services.  If you are interested in being part of the committee please email krista.cardendas@cvesd.org 

Safety Concern-Dogs on Campus

We understand that most dogs do an amazing job around others, however, schools are a place with lots of smells, different people, and unique items that can all cause an animal to act unpredictably.

We wanted to send along a friendly reminder that all schools in CVESD follow the state and federal guidelines for animals on campus that allows for only certified service animals to be on school grounds at any time.

AR 6163.2

This regulation is designed to provide guidance regarding the use of service animals by students with disabilities enrolled in schools within the Chula Vista Elementary School District, as well as the use of such animals by school staff and visitors on District property and at school-sponsored programs and activities.

1.     Definitions
a. Individual with a disability: As defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments of 2008. (29 U.S.C. Section 705 (20), 42 U.S.C. Section 12101) b. Service animal: Any dog that is individually trained to do work or
perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. (28 C.F.R. Sections 35.104, 35.136)

Below is the link to the full five pages of Board Policy and Administrative Regulations outlining this topic.



Please click on the link and visit the PTA website.  From the website you can join the PTA, volunteer for events or purchase spirit wear.  Please plan to join us for the first PTA meeting on Thursday at 5:00.


Kinder/TK Schedule reminder

All week our TK and Kindergarten students are released at 1:10.

Color Days

All students are invited to participate in our “Annual Color Days”.  Each day we wear a special color to help our TK/Kinder students focus on learning all the colors.

Calendar of Events

July 27- PTA Meeting/Back to School Orientation

  • 5:00-5:30 PTA Kickoff in the MPR
  • 5:40-6:10 Session 1
  • 6:15-6:45 Session 2 (Repeat of Session 1)

July 28- KONA Ice after school

July 29- Community Expo

July 31- Happy Birthday Ms. Greenzweig


1-9 5th Grade field trips to the Hydro Station

7-16 6th Grade field trips to Imagination/Sound/Energy Stations

7- SSC Meeting 3:00-4:00

15- DAC/DELAC District Meeting 12:00-2:00

18- Happy Birthday Ms. Swafford

24- Fall Pictures