Dear Students and Families,
San Ysidro School District is excited to welcome you back to the new 2018-2019 school year! I am so proud to be part of the District and look forward to making this school year a wonderful year of learning and growth for each of our preschool through 8th grade students! Our District is working together to implement our vision and mission.
Our District vision: The San Ysidro School District, in partnership with our teachers and community, is committed to providing a high quality, multicultural learning environment that promotes academic excellence, social responsibility and physical and emotional well-being for all students.
Our District mission: Quality education and opportunity for all students to succeed The first day of school for all students is Monday, August 6th. We will need your help to make sure all our students are in school every day and ready to learn. Every school day counts towards the success of student learning. Our Districtwide student attendance initiative, 2 Is Too Many, reinforces the fact that 2 absences per month or 20 days per year of absenteeism is too many. Students who are absent 19 days or more per school year, including excused absences, are considered by the California Department of Education to have chronic absenteeism. Research data shows that students who attend school every day are most likely to succeed in academics and life. In fact, students with great attendance read at grade level or higher, are 4 times more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and develop healthy life habits. Our District’s student attendance goal is 97%! We also encourage students to come to school on time. Below are our grade level school start and dismissal times: Reminder: The first week of school (Aug. 6-10) will be a Minimum Day schedule
|ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS||MIDDLE SCHOOLS|
|La Mirada, Ocean View Hills, Smythe, Sunset, & Willow||San Ysidro Middle & Vista Del Mar Middle|
|GRADE/S||START TIME||DISMISSAL TIME||FRI MINIMUM DAYS||GRADES||START TIME||DISMISSAL TIME||FRI MINIMUM DAYS|
|TK||8:15||12:30||8:15 - 12:05||7th - 8th||7:45||2:04||7:45 - 12:30|
|Kinder||8:15||2:15||8:15 - 12:20|
|1st - 6th||8:15||2:45||8:15 - 1:15|
Our staff is happy to help families with any questions or concerns. Please contact staff by email or phone. Note, all staff emails and phone numbers have been updated on our District’s website: www.sysdschools.org. We are looking forward to a GREAT school year for all our amazing students!
Gina Potter, Ed.D.
San Ysidro School District “programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. District programs and activities shall also be free of any racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames.” Board Policy 0410