Welcome to Heritage Elementary!

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2021-2022 Welcome Message

July 16, 2021
Greetings Heritage Community,
We hope you have enjoyed a relaxing and safe summer with your families. On behalf of the staff at Heritage Elementary School, I am excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! Our first day of school is Wednesday, July 21st. We are committed to ensuring all students continue to grow academically, socially, and emotionally at Heritage. Careful and intentional planning will help us close academic gaps as we return to in-person instruction. With your partnership, I am confident that our students will reach academic achievement.

Please find our welcome letter here.

Because we have some restrictions still in place, please take a moment to review this important video on arrivals and dismissals.

Warmest regards,
Mrs. Diaz de Leon and Dr. Schnitzer

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Our Mission

Heritage's mission is that students are progressing towards being contributors in a global society. We celebrate diversity, values, and multilingualism. We are committed to excellence in promoting diverse, engaging first instruction and meaningful learning with the "whole-child" in mind. Our students are self-empowered individuals who persevere to solve problems while being resourceful, innovative, and socially conscious thinkers for their immediate future and beyond.

About the Area

Heritage School is a 70,000 square foot campus located along Santa Lucia Road in the Otay Ranch development of Chula Vista. It opened on July 10, 2001, and is currently home to about 800 students.

Heritage School represents a new prototype that reflects Chula Vista Elementary School District's progressive perspectives on educational facilities for the information age. The school's unique ''village-like atmosphere'' is the result of a planning process that included input from the community, educators, administrators, and maintenance personnel. The design includes expanded classroom square footage and auxiliary planning space due to the impact of class size reduction. The Heritage campus includes eight single-story structures, including an administration building, a multi-purpose building, a library, and seven classroom buildings. The village atmosphere of the campus fits beautifully with the surrounding residential neighborhoods.


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around the district

COVID Testing
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SD’s Busiest COVID-19 Testing Center is at CVESD
Posted on 09/08/2021
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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Fernandaz Swearing In
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Cesar T. Fernandez Appointed to Board
Posted on 08/27/2021
The Board of Education made the provisional appointment of Mr. Cesar T. Fernandez, a parent and educator, to fill the open Board seat.
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Board meeting room
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Board Vacancy, Superintendent Search Processes Approved at Special Meeting
Posted on 07/28/2021
At its Special Meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with an appointment process to fill its vacant seat. In
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Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Celebrates CVESD Students’ Return to School
Posted on 07/21/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond welcomed back students and staff to in-person instruction at Enrique S. Camarena Elementary S
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Solar panel installation at Rogers Elementary
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Construction at all 49 locations will be conducted in six groups
Posted on 07/19/2021
The Chula Vista Elementary School District, in partnership with ENGIE, recently began construction at an initial group of schools that will receive ne
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State Superintendent  Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Visits Casillas, Castle Park schools to Highlight In-Person Safety Measures and Social-Emotional Supports
Posted on 05/13/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visited Castle Park and Joseph Casillas elementary schools on Thursday, calling attention to
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Eastlake Elementary Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D.
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AAPI Heritage Month: Principal Reflects on Family's Sacrifices
Posted on 05/12/2021
Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D., recalls his family's sacrifices in uprooting from the Philippines.
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School Nurses Answer the Call
Posted on 05/07/2021
When a vaccination “Superstation” opened at the Chula Vista Center mall, school nurses from the Chula Vista Elementary School District answered the ca
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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CVESD Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Posted on 05/03/2021
Throughout May, a multimedia campaign will give voice to various segments of our learning community about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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