San Pasqual Valley Elementary School

San Pasqual Valley Elementary School Mission Statement

The San Pasqual Valley Elementary staff believes in the worth and dignity of each individual.  San Pasqual provides a safe and orderly environment where mutual respect is modeled, fostered and student academic needs are met and challenged. 

We believe that education is a lifelong process of learning and living.  Our school provides a California standards-based curriculum for the skills needed to be successful in school and society.

Common Core Standards

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Principal's Message


 “Parents are children’s first teacher.”

               Home of the Braves!

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As the new school principal here at San Pasqual Valley Elementary School, it is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. I invite you to get involved and visit our campus and share in the experience in the education of all students.

My philosophy as a principal of education stems from the belief that all children can learn. I believe students need to have access to the core curriculum prescribed by the state.  I am also a believer of holding high expectations and accountability for all the students and staff.

It is our job as educators to provide a nurturing environment and challenging activities to prepare the students for the future. It is also our responsibility to ensure that each and every student that comes through our doors is provided with a positive learning experience. I expect our teachers to use a variety of teaching styles and teaching strategies to accommodate the diverse learning styles of our students.

Together we make a positive difference in the lives of our students. I am looking forward to a productive and successful school year. I thank you in advance for your assistance in supporting the policies and procedures that emphasize our focus on education. Together we can make a difference in a child’s education every day. If you have questions or comments please feel free to contact the school at (760) 572-0222.        




Mr. Ruben Gonzalez

San Pasqual Valley Elementary School Principal


Student Handbook

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San Pasqual Valley Elementary follows Standards-Based Curriculum.  The California State adopted text books we use are:

HMH Journeys

Pearson EnVision Math

Pearson Scott Foresman Social Studies Series

Pearson Scott Foresman Science Series

i-Ready online instruction / assessments

Promotion Criteria


As per SPVUSD Elementary Multiple Grade Level Standards for Promotion, students must achieve two of the three benchmarks to be promoted to the next grade level:

  1. Students must be in attendance at school for 90% of the school year.
  2. Students must score Basic or above on the STAR/CST
  3. Students must maintain a 1.5 GPA or higher in core classes/Primary Grades this equates to 50% of “N” (needs improvement) overall.

Students not meeting the above criteria can only be promoted if:

  1. They receive an exception letter based on the criteria outlined by the California Education Code.
  2. They score proficient or advanced on the current year CST in the areas of Language Arts and Math.  Scores for these tests do not arrive until August.


Regular attendance is vital to a child’s success.  A child who is not in school cannot learn.  For this reason, it is important that all parents make a commitment to make a commitment to ensure that their child is at school and on time.  Please make every effort to adjust doctor appointments and family schedules to minimize time away from school.  Please note that:

  • California State law requires that students will be in attendance during the school day unless officially excused.
  • Parents are responsible for notifying the attendance office if their child is absent.  Parents may call the school 24 hours a day.  To let the attendance office know of an absence, call Veronica Gallardo at 572-0222 extension 2194.  If calling before or after school hours, a message may be left at 572-0222 extension 2194.
  • If contact is not made by phone, a written note, signed by the parent/guardian, must be sent to the school upon the child’s return.
  • If a child is absent due to illness for 3 (three) or more consecutive days, a note from a physician is required to excuse the absence.
  • A physician note is also required if a child misses more than 14 days during the school year for medical appointments.


San Pasqual Valley USD reserves the right to respond to the home in order to address habitually absent students or to address issues of compulsory attendance.

Students are expected to be at school every day.  We do understand students get sick, however, habitual absences raises concerns.  Parents will be notified by a letter or a phone call on the 3rd, 6th and 9th absences. After the issuance of the third notification, the student may be referred to the School Attendance Review Team (SART) for action.

Unexcused absences, absences that the parent/guardian has not reported to school officials, are unacceptable.  If a student is absent 5 (five) straight school days without notification, the student is considered habitually truant.  Truancy cases are reported to the School Attendance Review Team (SART) for action.  After the 10th consecutive unexcused absence, the student could be withdrawn from school and authorities will be notified.  Retention at grade level will be considered for students who exceed the minimum number of absences.


A student is considered tardy when they arrive at school after 7:55 A.M. It is important for parents/guardians to insure that their child arrives on time.  Please make sure that your child is ready for the bus when it arrives for morning pick up at the bus stop.  If your child misses only 5 (five) minutes of the school day, he/she will miss a total of 900 minutes of instruction time during the course of one year.  Instruction time begins at 7:55 A.M. daily.  Students are eligible for the end of the year bike drawing if they have perfect attendance with no tardies.


Now accepting enrollment for our afterschool ASES program!

Hours of operation:
2:25-6:00pm Monday – Friday


**Students who ride the bus will be dismissed 
at 5:30 Monday – Thursday and 3:30 on Minimum days


Parental Involvement

San Pasqual Valley Unified School District encourages parents to be involved in their child’s education.  We urge parents to call or come to school if they have any concerns regarding their child.  If you would like to volunteer to help out in any way, please stop by our district administrative office for more information.

Parents can also become involved in school affairs by serving on the School Site Council, District English Language Acquisition Council (DELAC), and attending parent conferences.



TK- Kinder

Franco, Frances-Email

Cheatwood, Brianne- Email

Rodriguez, Yukeiry- Email

Rutledge, Sarah-Email

1st Grade

Polk, Lucia-Email

Hartman, Margie-Email

Turner, Shelley-Email


2nd Grade

Rodriguez, Bertha-Email

Beck, Amanda-Email

Montogomery, Jeannette-Email


3rd Gade

Nieto, Ernestine-Email

Buchannan, Leah-Email

4th Grade

Seibel, Kim-Email

Pappin, Bonnie - Email

Hall, Linda - Email


5th Grade

Kircher, Jennifer - Email

Smith, Taune - Email

Terry, Nicole - Email


SDC - 

Grande, Erin - Email


Dornstadter, Kerri - Email

Behavioral Specialist -

Campos, Rosa - Email

Support Staff

Lisa Mendenhall, Secretary to the   Principal


Veronica Gallardo, Attendance Clerk

Araceli Armenta, Health Specialist






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