1100 Camino Biscay
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-656-0797
Map Location

School Information 

On This Page:

School Support Staff

2020-2021 Daily Schedule (click here)

2020-2021 Bus Schedule - will be released at a later date.

Quick Date List

Emergency Release Plan



Dragon 2016.png

School Support Staff

For a complete list of Discovery staff, please refer to the 'Staff' page.



Email / Extension

Principal Neil MacGaffey
neil.macgaffey@cvesd.org / 270100
​ Associate Principal 
​Erika Alamo
​erika.alamo@cvesd.org / 270100
​Multi-Tiered Systems of Support CoordinatorMelissa Moreno
melissa.moreno@cvesd.org / 270100
​Resource Teacher/STEAM Coordinator
Jaime Peterson
​jaime.peterson@cvesd.org / 697223
Sarah Johnsonsarah.johnson@cvesd.org / 696800
​Business Manager​Cecilia Willamson
​cecilia.willamson@cvesd.org / 270195
School Secretary Sara Roa
sara.roa@cvesd.org / 270100
Attendance Specialist Terri Lunetta terri.lunetta@cvesd/org / 270110
​Anabel Gonzalez
anabel.gonzalez@cvesd.org / 270150
Cafeteria Gabriela Romero
gabriela.romero@cvesd.org / 270180
Resource Teacher/Spanish                                                         
Delia Diaz-Ornelas
​delia.diazornelas@cvesd.org / 697644


Daily Schedule

2020-2021 Daily Schedule [click here]

Bus Schedule​

2020-2021 Bus Schedule [click here] To be released at a later date


Quick Date List

2020 - 2021 School Year​

Note: The full calendar is available in printable form here.

  • First Day of School
August 31
  • Labor Day
September 7
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
October 15 - 22
  • Veterans Day
November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
November 23 - 27
  • Winter Break
December 21 - January 4
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18
  • Presidents Holiday
February 12 and 15
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 18 - 25
  • Spring Break
March 29 - April 2
  • 4th Quarter Begins
​April 5 - NEW Daily Schedule Starts
  • Memorial Day
May 31
  • Last Day of School
June 15

Emergency Release Plan


School safety is our number one priority. In case of a school emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school’s plan for releasing your child. Instructions for reunification with your child will be communicated to you by the school or District. Please do not take it upon yourself to come to the school based upon media reports, which may be erroneous. 

Our concern is for the safe and orderly dismissal of our students. If as many as 400 to 500 parents arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, your cooperation and patience are essential to our plan. 

Parking will be very limited, so be prepared to park away from the school and under the direction of first responders. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK as it may interfere with getting emergency vehicles into our school site. 

For the safety of your child, before allowing you to take him/her home, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, you will be directed to our “Request Gate/Check in area.” A runner will be sent to the student supervision area, and escort your child to the “Release Gate,” where you can reunite with your child. In extreme circumstances, a student reunification area may be set up off-campus, and generally in collaboration with emergency responders. 

You will be required to sign for the release of your child. This is extremely important as it is our only means of ensuring that all students are accounted for at all times. Be prepared to present a picture identification card if requested. Please do not just take your child from the center without signing for their release. We recognize that you may be worried and want to be reunited with your child as quickly as possible. However, this system has been established to ensure your child’s safety. 

It is imperative that you keep all the information on your child’s Emergency Card up-to-date. Your child will only be released to those listed on the card. These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our procedures. 

Thank you for your cooperation.​​

Official Web Site of the Chula Vista Elementary School District
Copyright ©2021 CVESD. All rights reserved.