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Parent Info

Office Hours

  • Regular office hours are 7.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday through Friday. 

School Hours

Grades 1-5:

  • 7:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
  • 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesdays

Kinder Only:

  • 7:45 a.m.  to 1:55 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
  • 7:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. on Wednesdays

Dress Code

Shorts and pants:  Navy blue or khaki

Skirts/skorts, dresses and jumpers (must be worn with a sleeved, collared-shirt underneath): Navy blue/khaki

Blouses:  Navy blue, red or white

Polo Shirts (short or long sleeve):  Navy blue, red or white

Leggings (may only be worn if accompanied by a skirt/skort, dress or jumper):  Navy blue or khaki

Sweaters/sweatshirts:  Navy blue or red

Socks:  Navy blue, white or red (solid colors only)

Shoes:  Closed-toe, low heel, with leather or rubber sole for outdoor active play.

Hair:  May NOT be colored and must be worn in a style that will not distract the classroom.  No Mohawks.


Attendance, Tardies & Reporting Student Absences

Regular school attendance is critical to academic success for children.  Arriving at school on time and ready to learn teaches a strong work ethic and helps build responsibility.  However, children should be kept home when they are ill.  Ample time will be provided for them to make up any work that is missed.

If your child is going to be absent from school, please call and leave a recorded message at 582-9357.  Students are excused if absent because of illness.  If a child is tardy (is not in class line by the 7.45 am bell) he/she must check in to school through the Front Office before being admitted to class.  Frequent tardies without a valid excuse are considered a truancy under the law.  Students with continued tardies and/or unexcused absences will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) for disciplinary action.

Parent Involvement

Parents play a vital role in making Viejo Elementary School a success. During Back to School Night, teachers will discuss the many ways parents can be involved in their child's education.  We rely heavily on parents to assist us both inside and outside the classroom, as well as at home.  Viejo Elementary School maintains an active PTA.  Ongoing opportunities are made available to help plan our many school events.  All parents are invited and encouraged to join the PTA and to attend the meetings on alternating months beginning in September.

Another way to get involved is through our English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC).  ELAC is a program for parents of students whose first language is not English. ELAC meets four times a year in Room 19. Participants learn about school news, programs and events, and also benefit from special speakers on a variety of subjects. The meetings are conducted in Spanish with interpretation into English. If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Carmen Ortega or Adriana Leon, our Bilingual Community Liaisons at 582 2424.

Lunch Program

School lunches may be purchased at school daily.  Free and reduced lunch applications are sent to parents of all CUSD students in the First Day Packets.  Parents are encouraged to prepay lunches for their child to help avoid lost lunch money and other mishaps.  A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 90 lunches can be purchased at one time.

Food and Nutrition Services website 

Plan Ahead Calendars

For your advanced planning purposes, the updated school calendar for next school year is available on the CUSD Website.