300 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: 619-420-0134
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School Information

School Support Staff

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



Phone Extension

Principal Dr. Patricia Magaña 430190
School Secretary Veronica Preciado
Attendance Health Specialist Sandra Borruel
Nurse Trish Stennett, RN
Psychologist Shayla Robertson 430160
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Janelle Helms 430142
Library & Media Center Rhonda Glibbery 430171
Cafeteria Hilda Brambila 430180



Daily Schedule

School Hours

School begins at 8:10 a.m. daily.  Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:00 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program or Safety Patrol.  Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 a.m.


Starting Time  --  Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

Special Ed Preschool - AM 7:45-10:45 a.m.

No Preschool on Fridays/No Modified Days

Special Ed Preschool - PM 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. No Preschool on Fridays/No Modified Days
Kindergarten8:10 a.m.-2:20 p.m.8:10 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
1, 2, 38:10 a.m.-2:25 p.m.8:10 a.m.-1:25 p.m.
4, 5, 68:10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.8:10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Lunch Times


Monday - Friday

Rainy Day

Kindergarten/ SDC 50310:50 a.m. - 11:35  a.m.

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Grade 5/6 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Grade 4 11:10 a.m.- 11:55 a.m. 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Grade SDC Room 301 11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grade SDC Room 402 11:25 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Grade 1 11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Grade 2 11:50 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade 311:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Pre-school PM11:55 a.m.




Recess Time

Kindergarten 9:45 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.
1st - 3rd Grades 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
4th - 6th Grades 10:05 - 10:20 a.m.


Quick Date List
Minimum Days

All Fridays
First day of school:  July 22, 2019
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences:  September 12,13,16,17,18,19, 2019
Beginning of 3rd quarter:  January 14, 2020
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences:  March 12,13,16,17,18,19, 2020
Beginning of 4th quarter:  April 6, 2020
Last day of school:  June 3, 2020

2019-2020 School Year

  • First Day of School
July 22, 2019 (Minimum Day)
  • Labor Day-No School
September 2
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
September 12 - 19 (Minimum Days)
  • Fall Break-No School 
September 23 - October 7 School Resumes on October 8
  • Veterans Day-No School
November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
November 25-29
  • Winter Break-No School 
December 23, 2019- January 13, 2020 / School Resumes on January 14, 2020 (Minimum Day)
  • Martin Luther King Day-No School 
January 20, 2020
  • Presidents Holiday-No School 
February 14, 17
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 12- 19 (Minimum Days)
  • Spring Break-No School
March 23 - April 3  /  School Resumes on April 6 (Minimum Day)
  • Memorial Day-No School
May 25
  • Last Day of School-Minimum Day
June 3, 2020 (Minimum Day)

School Rules

 Palomar functions under three overarching rules:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful

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 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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