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.



Fifth graders may run for ASB office.  Successful candidates are required to maintain the following standards: To run for office and to maintain the Executive Office position, the student must have a 3.0 GPA or equivalent, 10 or less unexcused absences, 4 or less Lifeskills, no defiant referrals and 3 letters of recommendation from a SPVUSD employee, and 1 mischievous referral with no defiant referrals.  Continued exemplary behavior from the ASB Officers is expected. The ASB sponsor is a certificated staff member that dedicates one day a week or more for ASB meetings.

ASB officers and class officers are elected by the students to represent you in school affairs.  Let them know if you have ideas you would like to share to make your school a better place. 

Common Core Standards

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Principal's Message


Dear Parent/Guardian,

From April 11, 2017- May 4, 2017 your child will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, which are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.

Why is this test important?

This test was created with teacher input to…

  • Measure how well your child has mastered the skills and content in mathematics and English language arts at his or her grade level
  • Align with the instruction that takes place in the classroom everyday
  • Match the learning goals of each grade level
  • Assess critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem solving skills, which are needed for success in college and a 21st century career.

The test has different kinds of questions, including traditional multiple-choice questions as well as ones that require students to explain their answers, show their work, and compose essays.

What should I expect after my student takes the test?

As you may remember from last year’s score report, each subject will be broken down into areas. The report shows how students are doing in each area and where they need help. Depending on the student’s needs, teachers can use this information to provide targeted help to students to address their needs.

But remember, the results from this test aren’t meant to tell the whole story. Your child’s scores are meant to be one of several ways for you and your child’s teacher to see how your student is progressing in school. Test scores, along with student report cards and teacher’s observations of your child’s performance in the classroom, are used together to form a complete picture of your child’s achievement.   

Where can I learn more?

For information about the specific dates and times when your child will take the test in each subject, see the enclosed testing schedule. I also encourage you to take a look at a practice test for your child’s grade level. The practice tests are posted on the California Department of Education’s Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Web page at To find out more details about the Smarter Balanced test, visit  “Be a Learning Hero” Web site at


At San Pasqual Valley Elementary our goal is for all students to achieve their full potential. The Smarter Balanced tests are just one way that we are able to better understand if we are meeting that goal. Thank you for all you do to partner with us in your child’s education. 


Thank you,


Gabriel Sandoval







Student Handbook

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

  • Houghton-Mifflin Reading Series
  • Pearson enVision Math Common  Core
  • Pearson Scott Foresman Social Studies Series
  • Pearson Scott Foresman Science Series
  • Intervention Program:  Read Naturally, Barton System, & English-in-a Flash

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! Applications will be sent home with students on Monday, Aug, 24th .

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-

Rodriguez, Yukeiry- Email 

Rutledge, Sarah-Email

1st Grade

Polk, Lucia-Email

Hartman, Margie-Email

Turner, Shelley-Email

Broby, Kim-Email

2nd Grade

Rodriguez, Bertha-Email

Beck, Amanda-Email

Montogomery, Jeannette-Email 


3rd Gade

Kircher, Jennifer-Email

Buchannan, Leah-Email

Smith, Taune-Email

Dornstadter, Kerri-

4th Grade

Seibel, Kim-Email

Terry, Nicole-Email

Nieto, Ernestine- Email

5th Grade

Oglesby, Bonnie-Email

Fraser, Vicki-

Support Staff

Lisa Mendenhall, Secretary to the   Principal

Veronica Gallardo, Attendance Clerk






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