3950 Byrd Street
San Diego, CA 92154
Phone: 619-690-1334
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School Information

Other Information:

Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Parent Handbook


School Support Staff

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



Phone Extension

Principal Beverly Prange
Associate Principal
School Secretary Grace Limon
Attendance Health Specialist
Patricia Olivas
Nurse Jade Sessions
Psychologist Cristina Areola
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Ashley Barber 300409
Library & Media Center Maria Gochicoa 300170
Cafeteria Donna Sotelo 300180



Daily Schedule

School Hours

School begins at 7:45 a.m. daily.  Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 7:30 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program.


Starting Time  --  Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

Kindergarten - 6th
7:45 - 2:15 7:45 - 1:00


Lunch Times


Monday - Thursday

Rainy Day

​11:15 - 12:00
​11:15 - 11:45
1st Grade 11:30 - 12:15 11:30 - 12:00
2nd Grade 11:30 - 12:15 11:35 - 12:05
3rd Grade 11:45: - 12:30 11:45 - 12:15
4th Grade 11:45 - 12:30 11:55 - 12:25
5th Grade 12:00 - 12:45 12:05 - 12:35
6th Grade 12:00 - 12:45 12:15 - 12:45




Recess Time

Kinder 9:40 - 10:00 am
Primary 10:00 - 10:20 am
Upper 10:25 - 10:45 am


Quick Date List

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

2019 - 2020 School Year

  • First Day of School
July 22, 2019
  • Labor Day
September 2
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
September 13- 20
  • Fall Break
September 24 - October 5 / School Resumes on October 9
  • Veterans Day
November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
November 19- 23
  • Winter Break
December 23 - January 13 / School Resumes on January 14
  • Martin Luther King Day
January 20
  • Presidents Holiday
February 14, 17
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 12 - 19
  • Spring Break
March 23- April 3 /  School Resumes on April 6
  • Memorial Day
May 25
  • Last Day of School
June 3, 2020


School Rules

Finney School Rules:

  1. Arrive on time and ready to learn – Responsibility
  2. Try your hardest, do your best and never give up – Perseverance 
  3. Treat people the way you want to be treated – Caring  
  4. Be kind in your words and actions – Respect
  5. Always tell the truth – Honesty 
  6. Make safe choices – Safety

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.

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