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Contact Information

Finney Elementary School 
3950 Byrd Street
San Diego, CA  92154
Map Location

Office 619-690-1334
Fax   619-428-4138
School Support Staff Extension #
Principal Olivia Amador-Valerio 3099
School Secretary Laura E. Casas 3098
Attendance Health Specialist Pelilia Crescini     3097
Cafeteria Donna Sotelo 3091 
Language, Speech & Hearing Specialist Ashley Barber        3049 
Language, Speech & Hearing Specialist Preschool     Scott Calderwood 3040
Library & Media Center Maria Arreola Gochicoa   3020 
Nurse Lakisha Viltz 3094
Psychologist Cristina Areola 3031
LEP Aide Carmen Garcia 3041
PTA President Maria Arreola Gochicoa   3021
Daily Schedule
School Hours

School begins at 8:45 a.m. daily.  Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:35 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program.
Grade Start End Friday & Modified Days
1st - 6th 7:45 2:15 1:00
Kindergarten 7:45 2:15 1:00
Lunch Times
Grade Monday-Thursday Rainy Day
Kindergarden 11:15 - 12:00 11:15-11:45
1st 11:30 - 12:15 11:30 - 12:00
2nd 11:30 - 12:15 11:30 - 12:00
3rd 11:45 - 12:30 11:45 - 12:15
4th 11:45 - 12:30 11:45 - 12:15
5th 12:00 - 12:45 12:00 - 12:30
6th 12:00 - 12:45 12:00 - 12:30

Grade AM
Kinder 9:40 - 10:00
1st-3rd 10:00-10:20
4th - 6th 10:25 - 10:45
Quick Date List

Note: The full calendar is available in printable form here.
First Day of School July 25, 2012
Labor Day Holiday September 3, 2012
Parent Teacher Conferences September 13-20, 2012
Fall Break September 24 - October 8, 2012
School Resumes October 9, 2012
Veterans Day Holiday  November 12, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday November 19-23, 2012
Winter Break December 24, 2012 - January 14, 2013
School Resumes January 15, 2013
Holiday (MLK Jr. Birthday) January 21, 2013
Presidents Holiday February 15 & 18, 2013
Parent Teacher Conferences March 7-14, 2013
Spring Break March 18 - April 1, 2013
Holiday (Cesar Chavez Day)     March 28-29, 2013
School Resumes April 2, 2013
Memorial Day Holiday May 27, 2013
Last Day of School June 10, 2013
School Rules

Behavioral Expectations: In order to foster a safe, supportive learning environment, all students are expected to:

  • Demonstrate respect for themselves and others
  • Demonstrate respect for school property and the property of others
  • Use kind, appropriate language and behaviors
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to themselves
  • Respect the requests of Safety and Peace Patrols
  • Walk on campus
  • Come to school each day, on time, ready to work

Follow Lunch Arbor Rules:

  • Remain seated with feet under the table
  • Keep your voices at your tables
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Keep food on your tray
  • Raise your hand to be dismissed
  • Leave your area clean

Follow Playground Rules

  • Be respectful
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourselves
  • Show good sportsmanship
  • Play in designated areas using school playground equipment only
  • Observe game and playground safety rules
  • Throw only playground balls (sand, rocks, and other objects should not even be picked up)
  • Use restrooms properly
  • Stay in the classroom or on school grounds during school hours unless otherwise authorized
  • Follow Dressing for Safety Standards
  • Leave toys (including "game boys," CD players, and other electronic toys), gum, and candy at home
  • Leave bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters and rollerblades at home
School Dress Code

The School Site Council and staff at Finney recommend the following Dressing for Safety Standards:

  • Any attire that may distract from learning or compromise safety should not be worn at school.
  • Clothing should allow students to move comfortably and participate in P.E. and other school activities without compromising modesty.
  • Clothing that is too large, low cut, short, or reveals midriffs or undergarments is not appropriate at school. Closed-toed shoes with backs are required at all times. Shoelaces must be tied securely so that shoes stay on feet.
  • Clothing printed with inappropriate language, negative suggestive messages, or advertising drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or heavy metal groups may not be worn at school.
  • If overalls are worn, both straps need to be fastened at all times.
  • Students should not wear dangling jewelry to school. Dangling jewelry can get caught during P.E. and recess as children play and can cause injury. For their own safety, students may be asked to remove jewelry.
  • Students may wear hats during recess, P.E., and other outdoor activities for protection from the sun. All caps must be worn with the brim forward.
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