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Tiffany Tigers


Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School

1691 Elmhurst Street

Chula Vista, CA 91913

Phone: 619-421-6300

Fax: 619-482-3115

Map Location

School Support Staff

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



Phone Extension



Associate Principal

Crystal Sutton, Ed.D.

[email protected]

Jesus Estrada

[email protected]

School Secretary

Nic Coghill

[email protected]

Attendance Secretary

Debi Chapman 

[email protected]

School Nurse   510150
School Psychologist

Annette Jones, Ph.D.

[email protected]

Speech Therapist Jessica Peck 697323
Library Jacqueline Densmore - Mon, Tues + Thurs 8:30-2:00 510170
Cafeteria Samantha Aldai  510180
Diagnostic Preschool Assessment Team Jennifer Talavera - Psychologist 696495

Daily Schedule

School Hours

Office open 8am-4pm Mon - Fri

8:40am - First bell - TK - 6th grade students should line up ready for class.

8:45am - Class begins for TK-6th grade students, students should be in the classrooms by this time, ready to learn, otherwise they will be marked tardy or absent.

Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:30 a.m., as there is no supervision, unless they are participating in the breakfast, Safety Patrol, Running Track, or tutoring programs.

Running Track opens: 8:15 (Students & parents enter through Upper Grade gate)

Breakfast in Cafeteria: 8:10-8:40 (Students enter through Upper Grade gate)


Starting Time -- Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

SDC Preschool a.m. Class 8:45 - 11:45 M-Th No Friday class
SDC Preschool p.m. Class 12:45 - 3:45 M-Th No Friday class
TK & Kindergarten 8:45 - 2:55 8:45 - 1:40
1st Grade - 6th Grade 8:45 - 3:10 8:45 - 1:55

Lunch Times


Monday - Friday

Rainy Day

SDC Preschool p.m.  1:00 - 1:30 (not Fridays) 1:00 - 1:30 (not Fridays)
Kindergarten, SDC TK-1 12:35 - 1:20 12:30 - 1:00
1st Grade 11:30 - 12:15 11:30 - 12:00
2nd Grade & SDC 2nd Grade 11:30 - 12:15 11:30 - 12:00
SDC 3rd Grade  11:30 - 12:15 12:05 - 12:35
3rd Grade & 4th Grade 12:00 - 12:45 12:05 - 12:35
SDC 4th Grade  12:30 - 1:15 12:05 - 12:35
5th Grade & SDC 5th Grade 12:30 - 1:15 12:45 - 1:15
6th Grade & SDC 6th Grade 12:30 - 1:15 12:45 - 1:15

Morning Recess


Recess Time

SDC Preschool a.m. Class 10:30 - 11:00
Kindergarten 10:30 - 11:00
1st, 2nd Grade + SDC TK, Kinder, 1st, 2nd & 3rd 10:20 - 10:35
3rd & 4th Grades 10:45 - 11:00
5th & 6th Grades 11:05 - 11:20

Quick Date List

Note: The full calendar is available in printable form, click on the "Year Round School Calendar" here.

2023 - 2024 School Year

  • First Day of School

July 19, 2023 
  • Labor Day
September 4, 2023
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 14-21, 2023 (Minimum Days)
  • Fall Break
September 25-October 9, 2023 (Students return Oct 10 - Minimum Day)
  • Veterans Day Observed
Friday, November 10, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
November 20-24, 2023
  • Winter Break
Dec 19-Jan 9, 2022 (Students return Wednesday, Jan 10 - Min Day)
  • Martin Luther King Day
January 15, 2024
  • Presidents Holiday
Friday February 16 + Monday February 19, 2024
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 7-14, 2024 (Minimum Days)
  • Spring Break
March 18-April 1, 2023 (Students return Tuesday, Apr 2 - Min Day)
  • Memorial Day
Monday May 27, 2024
  • Last Day of School
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 (Minimum Day)
  • First day of new 2024/25 School Year

School Rules

We ROAR with PRIDE When We Are:

  • Safe
  • Responsible
  • Respectful
  • Kind

School Expectations

  • Follow rules of any adult who works at Tiffany Elementary School.
  • Treat others and their property with kindness and respect.
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  • Always walk, especially in the classroom, library, and hallway.
  • Healthy snacks are highly encouraged from home.
  • Cell phone use during school hours is not permitted. Cell phones should remain powered off and in students' backpacks during school hours.  This includes smart watches that have a cellular feature.  
  • Radios, electronic games, sharp objects, toys (including toy guns), are not allowed.

Dress Code
The Administrators and Staff of Tiffany Elementary School believe that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The following is the dress code for Tiffany Elementary School:

  • Any wording or graphics on clothing should promote positive expression. Therefore, clothing with inappropriate language, pictures, alcoholic beverage advertisements, drugs, cigarettes, inappropriate TV shows or movies, or inappropriate sayings are not to be worn during school.
  • Muscle shirts are not to be worn. Tops cannot show midriff, have spaghetti straps, or be halter or tank tops.
  • No short shorts. Shorts should be longer than the tips of the fingers when standing up straight with hands at sides.
  • Shoes cannot be open toed, backless, or platform heeled.
  • Wheelie type shoes are not permitted at school.
  • Jewelry should be worn at own risk. Dangling jewelry can be dangerous and jewelry in general can be lost or damaged.
  • Pants may not sag.
  • Hats may not be worn in the classroom, but may be worn as a sun block for outdoor activities.

 Please be aware of what your child is wearing before he or she leaves for school. Working together, we can create a productive and comfortable learning experience for our children.

NOTE: All volunteers must also follow the dress code policy.

Arrival and parking

 Parents can walk their child onto campus in the morning, but cannot enter the school building. Children should be picked up promptly at the end of the day, either by parking in the school parking lot in a designated spot or on the street in front of the school, or to the East of the school (Parking to the West of the school is resident permit parking only).

Parking laws are applicable within the parking lot. The yellow curbed areas in the parking lot are for active loading and unloading of passengers only. Please do not leave your car in the yellow zone unattended.

Do not park, leave your car unattended or wait in the red curbed areas.

 Parents of Kindergarten + 1st graders must meet their child at the Kindergarten gate, as teachers dismiss face to face to an adult only.

 Parents of 2nd to 6th graders have the option of waiting in your car at dismissal time for your student, in the yellow curbed loading areas in front of the school building, as long as you do not leave your car unattended.

 The parking lot gets very busy at the start and end of the day, we suggest arriving before 8:40am to allow time for your child to make it to class on time.

 School Hours

Students should not be on campus, unattended, before 8:30am, unless they are eating breakfast from 8:10am. Students should also be picked up on time at dismissal, as there is no supervision.

 Breakfast: 8:10-8:40am, students should enter through upper grade gate and walk around to the rear of the school building to enter. Kindergarten & 1st grade students should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Breakfast and lunch is free to all students. Menus can be found online: https://www.cvesd.org/parents/nutritional-services/school_menus

 Arrival First bell: 8:40am, students should be lined up ready for class.

Preschool, TK and Kinder wait in the Kindergarten area with a parent/adult from 8:30am until met by the teacher at 8:45am

1st – 6th graders wait on the blacktop area at the back left area of the school campus.

 School starts promptly at: 8:45am

The school gates are locked at 8:45am, if your student arrives after 8:45am they will need to check in through the office.


TK, Kindergarten and SDC TK/K:

Mon-Thurs: 2:55pm. Fri & Minimum Days: 1:40pm

1st Grade: 

Mon-Thur: 3:10pm, Fri & Minimum Days: 1:55pm

Kindergarten + 1st grade students are dismissed face to face each day to a parent/adult from the Kindergarten gate. Please be on time to meet your child, as there is no supervision provided by school staff after school.

 Grades 2nd-6th: Mon-Thur: 3:10pm. Fri & Minimum days: 1:55pm

 School Calendars: https://www.cvesd.org/schools/school-calendars

 School Communication

We highly recommend you sign up for the Principal's blog, which provides important news and regular weekly school updates: http://tiffanyelementary.edublogs.org/

 To opt in to receive important text updates from our school messenger system, please text Y or Yes to 67587.

 Please contact your child’s teacher via email if you have any questions, some teachers also use apps like Class Dojo, they will let you know.

 We also try to cut down on sending paper flyers home and instead use the digital PeachJar.com system, to sign up to receive electronic flyers from the school and school district, register at www.peachjar.com/register

 Daily Health Screening – stay home if sick

  • Parents/guardians must pre-screen their children at home, for any sickness symptoms before sending them to school.
  • If your child has any one or more sickness symptoms, keep them home and call us to discuss next steps: headache, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, fever of 100 or higher, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, body/muscle aches.
  • If your child develops any sickness symptoms during the school day, you will be called to promptly collect your child from school.      
  • If your child has a chronic medical condition that could have symptoms similar to covid-like sickness symptoms, please ask the office for a Chronic Medical Form. This may exempt your child from being sent home if they present themselves to the health office, as long as there are no other symptoms.

 Health & Medication

Students are not permitted to carry medication on them at school, including pain relief medication or cough drops.

If a child is required to take any medication at school, including an Epipen, prescribed for him/her by a physician, the physician must complete an "Authorization for Medication Administration" form. To allow authorized staff to administer medication, parents should give the form and medication to the Health Office. Parents will need to submit a new authorization form at the beginning of each new school year.

If your child needs to take a medication for a short period of time during the school day, parents are welcome to administer the medication to their own child at the recess or lunch time.

Snacks / Breakfast / Lunch

Please send your child with a snack and a reusable water bottle each day. Cafeteria breakfast and lunch is free and available to all students, or your child can bring their own lunch if they prefer. Cafeteria Menus are available online: https://www.cvesd.org/parents/nutritional-services/school_menus

Breakfast is available 8:10-8:40am, students should enter through upper grade gate and walk around to the rear of the school building to enter the cafeteria.

 Attendance & Absences

If you need to report your child absent or sick, please call 619 421 6300 option 2 for Attendance or Ext 510110 or email [email protected]. You are welcome to leave a voicemail at anytime of day. Absences should be verified with a reason within 72 hours, otherwise they will go on your child’s record as unverified and unexcused. Please let us know if your child is sick and what their symptoms are, if they received a positive COVID test. Students must stay home if they are sick.

 Student Clothing

Tiffany School students do not wear a uniform. Flip-flop or open toed shoes should not be worn at school for safety reasons, footwear should be suitable for playing on the blacktop or field. We also suggest bringing a jacket or sweater in case the classroom or weather is cool.

TK and Kindergarteners – we recommend packing an extra set of clothes in a Ziplock bag labeled with their name and keeping that in their backpack, in case they get wet or have a bathroom accident.

School Supplies

The Chula Vista Elementary School District supplies everything a student will need during the school day, so there is no need to purchase pencils, pens, paper etc and there is no supply list. Sometimes a teacher may send home a donation list of things that would be helpful for the classroom, but it is not required.

We recommend students bring a backpack with them, big enough to hold regular sized copy paper and books. Also bring either a refillable water bottle or a bottle of water each day for hydration and a snack for recess.


Tiffany has a library on campus that the students visit every 2 weeks. You will receive a library permission form to complete before your child checks out books.

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) and Physical Education

We have dedicated dance, physical education and art teachers on campus and students participate in their classes every two weeks.

 PE & Running Track

Students participate in regular PE activities with their class. Students should wear closed toe shoes for safety. The school also has a running track, students are welcome to run, walk or jog the track before school from 8:10am, TK, Kindergarten & 1st graders need accompanied by an adult.


 Students attending Tiffany on a Zone Transfer are not eligible to ride the bus.

 General Education (Grades K-6 ONLY) students living in the Tiffany area, must pre-register online every year to ride the school bus. Once you register online, your child should be able to ride the bus the next day, please email the teacher to let them know they will be riding the bus.  TK students are not eligible to ride the neighborhood school bus.  

 Visit the District’s Transportation page online to register – you will need your child’s 6-digit student ID number:


  • Then click on the link: Transportation Application Form 2023-2024 / Solicitud de Servicio de Transporte 2023-2024

Students living in the Tiffany area may ride the bus at no cost, if they live at least: Kindergarten = ¾ mile away from school. 1st grade = 1 mile for 1st.

2nd & 3rd grade = 1 ¼ mile. 4th-6th grades = 1 ½ miles.

 Kinder & 1st graders are accompanied by school staff to and from the bus on Elmhurst Street for their safety. Kindergarten students will only be let off the bus at their home bus stop, if there is an adult there to meet them. If there is no adult at the stop on time, the child will be returned to the school which will

 Kindergarten students - for their safety, must be met at their home bus stop, on time, by a parent/guardian, otherwise the bus driver will keep them on the bus until they finish their route, then return them to the school and they must be picked up before the office closes. It is recommended that you arrive at your home bus stop 5 minutes before the bus is expected to arrive.

 If there is a day where your child will not be riding the bus home, you can pick your child up from the Kindergarten gate at dismissal time and to give a heads up to the teacher, send them with a note in the morning to give to their teacher.

 Kindergarten bus riders will be loaded onto the bus unless parents meet them at dismissal time at the dismissal gate, as staff are unable to take verbal instructions from a child.

Military Families

Tiffany has a dedicated Military & Family Life Counselor on campus to offer services to help Service Members, spouses, children and staff address:

» Deployment and reintegration issues » Marriage and relationship issues

» Parenting and family issues » Communication challenges

» Stress and anxiety » Sadness, grief and loss » Daily life issues

 Consultations and trainings are free and anonymous.* No records are kept.

The Program is intended for all Services, Guard and Reserve components. After-hours and weekend appointments are available. Please contact Mrs. Lucy Jasso at [email protected] or 619-496-6362. 

After School Care – YMCA & DASH  

The YMCA runs a licensed before and after school childcare program on campus for students attending Tiffany, for a fee, from 6:00am to school start time and from dismissal to 6:30pm.

 The YMCA also provides DASH after school each day, on campus for students.  This registration process starts in March for the next school year.  Their is currently a waitlist for the 2023-24 school year.  Please contact the South Bay YMCA with any questions.    

Hours: M-Th dismissal – 5:10pm. Fridays + minimum days dismissal – 4:55pm. Students must attend DASH a minimum of three days a week and attend until 4:10pm Mon-Thurs and until 3:25pm Fridays and minimum days.

For both programs, contact the YMCA – Tel: 619 421 8805.