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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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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Child wearing mask
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The CDPH Announced on July 12, 2021 New Mask Guidance for Schools
Posted on 07/20/2021
As of this writing, masks are still required when indoors in K-12 schools, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
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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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Oversight Committee
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Members for the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee
Posted on 06/03/2021
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (District) is seeking applications to fill two (2) vacancies within the Chula Vista Elementary School Distr
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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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Operation Immunity
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'Operation Immunity' Hosted at CVESD Campus
Posted on 04/30/2021
Operation Immunity, a mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit, may be coming to a campus near you.
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