School Info

Heritage School

1450 Santa Lucia Road
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Phone: 619-421-7080
FAX: 619-421-8525

**Information for the 2020-2021 IN PERSON school year has yet to be determined. As soon as info becomes available, we will update here and on our school Facebook page. Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented time. We will remain in distance learning format until otherwise stated.

On this Page:
Daily Schedule
Quick Date List
School Rules
Dress Code
Emergency Release Plan

Other Information:
Traffic Safety Rules
Virtual Parent Handbook
Helmet Pledge

Heritage Hawks
Mission & Vision

School Support Staff

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



Principal Ruth Díaz de León
Associate Principal Dr. Karon Schnitzer
School Secretary Shelly Diehl
Attendance Health Specialist Yanuen Sanchez
Nurse Jade Sessions
Psychologist Theresa Grant
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Toni L'Ecluse
RSP Alicia Camberos
Librarian Rhoda Murillo
Cafeteria Irma Chavez
Computer Support Technician Shelly Rodriguez
Custodian Pedro Ibarra
PTO President Gina Albertini-Bennett

Daily Schedule - A printable version

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

Transitional Kinder AM 7:45 - 11:05 PM 11:10 - 2:30 Both AM/PM 7:45 - 11:05
Kindergarten 7:45 - 2:00 7:45 - 12:45
1st Grade - 6th Grade 7:45 - 2:15 7:45 - 12:45

Additional Times

the Breakfast Program runs daily from 7:05 a.m. - 7:35 a.m.

GATES – NOTE: Back gate will remain closed in heavy rain/wet field conditions AM Open AM Close PM Open PM Close
Front & Back Gate Schedule: Mon-thurs 7:15 7:45 2:10 4:00
Front & Back Gate Schedule: Fri & Modified Days 7:15 7:45 12:40 4:00

Lunch Times


Kindergarten 10:30 - 11:15
1st Grade 10:45 - 11:30
2nd Grade 11:00 - 11:45
3rd Grade 11:15 - 12:00
4th Grade 11:30 - 12:15
5th Grade 11:45 - 12:30
6th Grade 12:00 - 12:45


Grades AM PM
TK 9:15 - 9:45 12:15 - 12:45
Kinder 8:45 - 9:00 1:10 - 1:25
1 & 2 9:15 - 9:30 1st only: 1:10 - 1:25 2nd only: 1:30 - 1:40
3 & 4 9:35 - 9:55 3rd only: 1:30 - 1:40
5 & 6 10:00 - 10:20

Quick Date List

Note: the full district calendar is available in printable form here.

2020-2021 School Year

  • First Day of School
Aug 31, 2020 (Minimum Day)
  • Labor Day
September 7
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
September 15 - 22 (Minimum Days)
  • Fall Break
N/A (due to late COVID-19 Start)
  • Veterans Day
November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
November 23 - 27
  • Winter Break
December 21 - January 4 / School Resumes on January 5 (Min. Day)
  • Martin Luther King Day
January 18
  • Presidents Holiday
February 12, 15
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
March 18 - 25 (Minimum Days)
  • Spring Break
March 29 - April 2 / School Resumes on April 5 (Min. Day)
  • Memorial Day
May 31
  • Last Day of School
June 15 (Minimum Day)

School Rules

BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY: All students are expected to take the "Be a Buddy, not a Bully" pledge:

  • We will not bully others
  • We will try to help students who are bullied.
  • We will make it a point to include students who are easily left out.
  • When we know somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

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

Dress Code

1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps. thongs or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable. Shoes with wheels or made for stunts are not permitted. No High Heels

2. Make-up is inappropriate in the elementary school. Dangling earrings, chains, and keys worn visibly around the neck are unsafe and are not acceptable.

3. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures or other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane and/or sexually suggestive or which advertise or advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice or the use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol.

4. Hats, caps, visors and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors. they may be worn only for the intended purpose of sun-protection. they are not acceptable worn backwards, to the side, or if they are not an effective sun damage deterrent.

5. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fishnet fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low cut tops, spaghetti strap tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are not acceptable.

6. Articles of clothing and accessories, including hats, belts, books, binders, lunch bags, etc. adorned with graffiti or alleging gang affiliations are not acceptable.

7. Hair color (blue, red) and styles that call excessive attention to the individual are inappropriate for elementary school children, and therefore not allowed at Heritage Elementary.

8. Cell Phones: CVESD BP5131 Students/Conduct - Prohibited student conduct includes, but is not limited to: (#6) Except with prior consent for health reasons, possession or use of electronic signaling devices (Education Code 48901.5) Electronic signaling devices may include, but not be limited to, pagers, beepers, and cellular/digital telephones, iPods, cameras. If cell phones are brought to school, they must remain turned off and kept in back packs during the instructional day and including recess time. Students caught using cell phones or any other electronic devices will have the device/s taken by either the teacher or administrators. Devices will only be returned to the parent.

Furthermore, Heritage Elementary doesn't allow trading cards, electronics or personal toys (PSP's, balls) brought from home. Valuable items should stay home since the school is not responsible if they get lost, stolen or broken. the school staff reserves the right to make judgments on any article of clothing, mode of dress, or hair style which poses the potential for the disruption of learning and/or compromises a safe and orderly learning environment.

this policy, adopted by the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education on March 7, 1995, describes the dress code expected at Heritage Elementary School.

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.