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School Hours: 8:20am - 2:40pm

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 Location 1750 Madera Street Lemon Grove, CA 91945 

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Principal's Message

Larry Buchanan
San Altos

Our goal is to have more than 95% in attendance this year. Last year we achieve a 95.15%. Nearly thirty of our students were awarded perfect attendance certificates by Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber and received frame-able letters from the California Senate and the California Assembly. Additionally, they were treated to a reception at Sea World and a free visit to the Sea World park for themselves and a guest. Your student can be among this year's awardees.

Birthday Celebrations 
We will not be celebrating birthdays at school. In the past, parents have brought food and other items to give to their student's classmates to celebrate their student's birthday. We will not be allowing this anymore. The Principal will recognize students who have birthdays with a San Altos pencil and a card. Parents can send invitations with their students to pass out to attend off-campus celebrations. We have found that allowing birthday celebrations is not fair to students whose parents cannot afford to bring things, is not fair for students whose birthday does not occur on school days, and is often not in compliance with our health and nutrition guidelines. Plus, the celebrations takes up instructional minutes. For these reasons, we will not permit parents to bring items to school or to distribute things on school grounds. We appreciate your compliance with these directives. Thanks! 

Please join San Altos PTA. The cost is $7.00. Your contribution helps to fund student field trips and to support students in the classroom. Last year, 100% of our teachers and the Principal joined. That takes care of the "T" in PTA. We are asking that our parents join and take care of the "P" in PTA. Then we can boast of having a vibrant Parent Teacher Association.

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Attendance Challenge Daily attendance is key to our students’ success. Lemon Grove School District is committed to creating learning environments that help set our students on a pathway to college and career readiness each and every day.
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Weekly Wellness Tips Health and Wellness solutions to help you be healthier now and in the future. Find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Check out This Week's Tips. 
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LCAP - Local Control Accountability Plan
In an effort to provide the best possible learning experience the Lemon Grove School District is continuously seeking the involvement of parents and community members in the development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). 

Enroll Now - LGSD Preschool Program LGSD offers part-day, full-day, and dual immersion programs at no-cost.  Services are available to all persons who meet program eligibility requirements. We welcome enrollment of children with disabilities.
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Outdoor School Sixth-grade students of the Lemon Grove School District have the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp in the fall.  Find out more information about the program and how you can help support it.
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