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.

School Plan for Student Achievement

2020-2021 School Plan for Student Achievement Elementary

Anonymous Reporting

The District has adopted an anonymous reporting system through Catapult EMS.  If you would like to report bullying, concern for self or others, discrimination or harassment, threat to school or students, or an anonymous tip report, please click the link below:


Common Core Standards

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Principal's Message


 “Parents are children’s first teacher.”

               Home of the Braves!

Dear Parents/Guardians:


I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2019-2020 School Year!  For those of you who are new to our school, I want you to know that you are coming to an absolutely wonderful place.
Our teachers and staff are caring, innovative, and always learning something new for the benefit of your children.  We are a collaborative and driven group of educators who strive to have our students reach their highest potential.
I would also like to offer a big San Pasqual welcome to our new staff or staff in new positions:
*  Special Education Teacher: Carlos Gutierrez
*  Special Education Paraprofessional:  Ms. Lawrence
*  Kindergarten:  Bertha Rodriguez
*  1st Grade:    Ms. Rutledge
*  1nd Grade:  Ms. Polk
*  4th Grade:   Mrs. Buchanan
*  4th Grade:   Mrs. Beck
*  Custodian:  Mr. Mejia

I've enjoyed meeting with many of you and look forward to our continued partnership in ensuring a productive and fun educational experience for your child(ren).  I believe that building strong relationships between home and school is a key factor in increasing student achievement.  As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  I strongly believe that parental involvement is an essential component to student success, as research continues to show strong correlation between increased involvement and high student success.

I am looking forward to welcoming all of you back to the San Pasqual Valley Elementary in the coming days, and embarking on what is sure to be another successful school year!  It is also my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to those families that are new to SPVE.  I am confident that you will come to truly love our exceptional school community as much as I do.

Mr. Ruben Gonzalez

San Pasqual Valley Elementary School Principal


Site Plans

Site Safety Plan 19-20



The following is required to register a student:

  • To prove age, Education Code section 48002 permits school to accept the following:
    • Certified copy of birth record
    • Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth
    • Baptism certificate
    • Passport
    • When none of the foregoing is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age.
  • Shot records
  • Residency-2 forms of residency are required (for example):
    • Property tax payment receipts
    • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts
    • Utility service contract, statements, or payment receipts
    • Pay stubs
    • Voter registration
    • Correspondence from a government agency
    • Declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of the student
  • Transcript-or report card, anything from the other school to show where to place student


Student Handbook



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

Amplify Science

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 in the United States is required to excuse the absence.
  • A physician note is also required if a child misses more than 9 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.


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

Rodriguez, Yukeiry- Email

Rodriguez, Bertha-Email

1st Grade

Rutledge, Sarah-Email

Hartman, Margie-Email



2nd Grade

Polk, Lucia-Email

Turner, Shelley-Email



3rd Gade

Nieto, Ernestine-Email

McCready, Linda - Email

4th Grade

Pappin, Bonnie - Email

Buchanan, Leah -Email

Beck, Amanda - Email


5th Grade

Smith, Taune- Email


SDC - 

Carlos Gutierrez- Email


Dornstadter, Kerri - Email


Montgomery, Jeanette Email

Meraz, Rosa-Email

Support Staff

Lisa Mendenhall, Secretary to the   Principal


Veronica Gallardo, Attendance Clerk


                                                          Araceli Armenta, Health Specialist






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