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School Hours 2019-2020
Start time is 7:45 am
End time is 2:40 pm

Late Start Every Wednesday : 8:45 am - 2:40 pm

Campus supervision available starting at 7:00am.




MEUSD Information
Did you know?

In addition to our traditional 5-day per week site-based programs,

Did you know that Mountain Empire Unified School District offers a Homeschool Program?
Did you know that Mountain Empire Unified School District offers an Independent Study Program?
Did you know that Mountain Empire Unified School District offers a dual immersion Spanish program?
Did you know that Mountain Empire Unified School District offers free transportation to school?

The Mountain Empire Unified School District serves East County San Diego communities from Descanso to Jacumba to Potrero. We have a variety of programs to meet your family’s educational needs. Please contact the District at 619-473-9022 for more information or to schedule an appointment to visit our schools and meet with the principal.

Enrollment is now open for the 2019-20 school year at www.meusd.org.
Staff Information
Pine Valley Middle School
619-473-8693

PRINCIPAL
~~~Gary Brannon - ext: 8801
gary.brannon@meusd.k12.ca.us

TEACHERS
~~~Michelle Brown - ext:8806
michelle.brown@meusd.k12.ca.us

~~~Tracey Deitchman - ext:8805
tracey.deitchman@meusd.k12.ca.us

~~~Raquel Farfan - ext:8803
raquel.farfan@meusd.k12.ca.us

~~~Taylor George - ext:8808
taylor.george@meusd.k12.ca.us

~~~Brian Malfavon - ext: 8804
brian.malfavon@meusd.k12.ca.us

~~~TomMcDonough - ext: 8807
thomas.mcdonough@meusd.k12.ca.us

EDUCATION SPECIALISTS
~~~Matt Heinemann - ext:8810
matt.heinemann@meusd.k12.ca.us

COUNSELOR
~~~Cheri Ippolito - ext:8813
cheri.ippolito@meusd.k12.ca.us

SECRETARY
~~~Trina Ambrose - ext: 8800
trina.ambrose@meusd.k12.ca.us
New student information
When you register, please bring:
Birth Certificate, Immunization, and Proof of Residency (2)

7th Graders need PROOF of Tdap Booster when registering
COVID-19
Updated Guidance as Schools Monitor Coronavirus Situation
March 4, 2020
​The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) continues to closely monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (now named COVID-19) situation. While an Orange County resident who works in Chula Vista has received a presumptive positive test for COVID-19, at this time there are no known cases of COVID-19 among San Diego County residents.

We understand that many parents and families are concerned about the potential spread of the virus in our schools and have asked at what point we would consider closing schools. Public schools' charge under state law is to stay open as long as schools remains safe for students and staff.

State and federal law empower the local public health officer with broad authority to take all actions needed to control the spread of an infectious disease, including orders to close schools. In our county, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has this authority and is the lead agency in managing the county’s response to this threat. We have been assured by public health officials that school closures are unwarranted at this time and could create unintended consequences that would hurt their efforts to protect our community.

We will remain in close contact with public health officials throughout the duration of this threat and comply with all of their guidance.

Our focus continues to be on prevention and preparation. We have an inventory of needed supplies, staff is trained on cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, and nurses are watching for symptoms and providing guidance to families. You can support us by following these standard precautionary measures:

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap is not available;
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth and avoid close contact with people who are sick;
Stay home when sick and call your school to report fever and respiratory symptoms;
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional;
And continue to receive an annual flu shot
We also want to share that on March 4, local health officials updated their guidelines for when a student should remain home. If your child has respiratory symptoms and fever of >100 F / >37.8 C (lowered from 100.4 F), they should remain home from school and other activities until they have no fever for 24 hours, without fever medication. In addition, if your child has severe productive coughs (i.e., spewing respiratory droplets) that are not typical for them, they should stay home.

SDCOE will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.
School Supplies
LIST OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:

* 8-10 college ruled spiral notebooks for the whole year
* 5 pocket folders
* Pencils/pens
* Highlighters
* College ruled notebook paper
* Backpack
* Desk calculator (Can be purchased for less than $10.00)
* Lunch box (if needed)
* 7th grade students will need graphing paper

We always appreciate donations of tissues, expo markers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and Crayola markers/colored pencils. Thank you!