Arrival & Departure

Staff supervision of students begins at 7:30 a.m. For safety reasons, no students are to arrive at school before 7:00 a.m. except for those children who are enrolled in the Primetime program.

Student Drop Off

Adults delivering children to school should leave them off at playground.

Infant, Preschool, and Kindergarten: Parents may drop off students at their classrooms. Following drop-off, parents should leave campus.
Grades K-6: All students are to go directly to the blacktop. Students are not to go to their classrooms for any reason. Supervision is provided in the blacktop area, and various high traffic points on campus.


Children should follow all safety procedures when walking to school.


Although the school has designated an area for students to park bicycles, Chávez Elem. does not recommend riding bicycles to school for safety reasons., the San Diego Unified School District is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of use to any bicycle, equipment or article left in or around this area. All such risk is assumed by the student.


Students are dismissed promptly at 2:10 p.m. (2:15 p.m. on Wednesdays) and should leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

Student Pick Up

Please meet your child at the front of the school. The front curb is painted green to indicate 15 minute stopping and white for 3 minute stopping. Signs are posted to assist you. Cars are not to enter the parking lot at any time between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please ensure the safety of all students by not parking in the bus loading area and/or asking your child(ren) to cross the street without a crossing guard present. The school"s main concern is for the health and safety of your children.

Specific dismissal procedures vary by grade level, as indicated below:

Kindergarten: Students are dismissed from the classroom area by their teacher upon seeing a responsible adult or older sibling. Older siblings must come to is the Kindergarten yard to pick up younger siblings.
Grades 1-6: Teachers dismiss students from the classroom and they are to leave campus via the front entrance. If they are responsible for a younger student, they must go to the front of school or the Kindergarten yard to pick them up and then promptly head home.
PrimeTime Extended Day Program Students: All PrimeTime and licensed day care program students are dismissed from their classrooms and sent to the Prime Time room for check in. Kindergarten students are picked up at their classrooms by a PrimeTime staff member.

If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up a student, please go to the front office. You may be asked to provide identification. Please review the Visitors Policy page for additional information.

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