Welcome to Finney Elementary!

school logoOur 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.

A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of our students. We have a full-time art teacher and full-time music teacher.  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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Curbside Book Service Supports Students’ Love of Reading
Posted on 10/16/2020
What’s a school library to do when schools are closed to in-person instruction because of the pandemic?
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CVESD Awarded Nearly $900,000 Grant by Department of Defense Program for Military Dependents
Posted on 10/13/2020
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to announce its recent award of a nearly $900,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education
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Burlington Stores Makes $5,000 Donation to CVESD School
Posted on 09/21/2020
As ‘Welcome to the Neighborhood!’ gifts go, Burlington Stores created a great first impression.
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'Wellness Champions' Fit to Be Honored
Posted on 09/15/2020
The Board of Education recently recognized its “District Wellness Champions” for 2019-20, which are individuals or schools that have worked diligently
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Limited Number of Students Return to Campus
Posted on 09/04/2020
A limited number of students will be returning to campuses in our District as part of the Distance Learning Support Program.
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Students to be Present, Engaged and Supported!
Posted on 08/27/2020
Each school and the District will track whether students are participating in online classes and accessing remote learning. Students’ attendance in a
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Schools to Remain in Distance Learning Until Local COVID-19 Data Improves
Posted on 08/26/2020
The Chula Vista Elementary School District will remain in a distance learning model until local data supports a phased reopening of schools.
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Safety Starts at Home
Posted on 08/19/2020
Help us reopen schools more quickly and safely. Wear a mask. Slow the spread. Learn how the Chula Vista Elementary School District is doing its part i
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Proposed Partnership Focuses on Keeping Schools Safe When In-person Instruction Resumes
Posted on 08/18/2020
The Governor’s recently announced pandemic plan centered on five key areas, including public health guidance that recommends “staff in every Californi
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