Welcome to Finney Elementary!

school logoFinney Vision Statement: We nurture every child in an inclusive community school that focuses on pioneering creativity, empowering independence, and maximizing every child's potential.

Our mission at Myrtle S. Finney School is to nurture and teach students so that they will become confident, critical thinkers who posses a deep sense of responsibility to self and to the community. We create a safe learning environment, where our students engage in rigorous academic work and learn to communicate effectively, develop technological skills to keep up with the rapid changes of today's world. We instill in them an appreciation for diversity by promoting positive interactions between all students, and we encourage them to pursue their lifelong dreams.

Finney is a California Exemplary Arts Education award winning school. We have a full-time art teacher and full-time music teacher, a makerspace, and a vibrant school garden.  Our standards-based curriculum promotes critical thinking and a love of learning. An SDC preschool program is on site along with three full-day Moderate/Severe special education classes for students TK-6, a Resource Specialist Program, and Speech & Language Therapy preschool through grade 6. To support our English Leaners, teachers incorporate both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD) instruction.

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around the district

COVID Testing
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SD’s Busiest COVID-19 Testing Center is at CVESD
Posted on 09/08/2021
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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Fernandaz Swearing In
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Cesar T. Fernandez Appointed to Board
Posted on 08/27/2021
The Board of Education made the provisional appointment of Mr. Cesar T. Fernandez, a parent and educator, to fill the open Board seat.
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Board meeting room
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Board Vacancy, Superintendent Search Processes Approved at Special Meeting
Posted on 07/28/2021
At its Special Meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with an appointment process to fill its vacant seat. In
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Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Celebrates CVESD Students’ Return to School
Posted on 07/21/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond welcomed back students and staff to in-person instruction at Enrique S. Camarena Elementary S
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Solar panel installation at Rogers Elementary
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Construction at all 49 locations will be conducted in six groups
Posted on 07/19/2021
The Chula Vista Elementary School District, in partnership with ENGIE, recently began construction at an initial group of schools that will receive ne
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State Superintendent  Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Visits Casillas, Castle Park schools to Highlight In-Person Safety Measures and Social-Emotional Supports
Posted on 05/13/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visited Castle Park and Joseph Casillas elementary schools on Thursday, calling attention to
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Eastlake Elementary Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D.
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AAPI Heritage Month: Principal Reflects on Family's Sacrifices
Posted on 05/12/2021
Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D., recalls his family's sacrifices in uprooting from the Philippines.
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School Nurses Answer the Call
Posted on 05/07/2021
When a vaccination “Superstation” opened at the Chula Vista Center mall, school nurses from the Chula Vista Elementary School District answered the ca
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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CVESD Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Posted on 05/03/2021
Throughout May, a multimedia campaign will give voice to various segments of our learning community about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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