Parent/Family Survey 2019-20

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools values parent perspectives, and we are committed to engaging parents in the development of goals and activities related to the eight priorities of our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Our Parent/Family Survey for the 2019-20 school year is now open.  This on-line survey will help us gather information about instructional programs, school climate, and home/school communication.   If you prefer, you may complete the paper survey that your child will bring home.  Please complete the survey by January 24, 2020.  

The survey link for the Parent Survey in English is:
The survey link for the Parent Survey in Spanish is:

Daily Schedule

7:00 am – 3:30 pm School Office Hours
7:55 am School begins
9:50 – 10:10 Recess for TK, K, 5th & 6th grade
10:15 – 10:35 Recess for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
11:35 – 12:15  Lunch for Kindergarten
11:55 –  12:35 Lunch for 1st & 2nd grade
12:15 – 12:55 Lunch for 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade
2:15 pm School Dismissal (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
1:00 pm School Dismissal (Tuesday Only)

Spirit Assemblies are held on the last Friday of every month at the following times and parents are welcome to join us after signing in at the school office:

  • TK, Kinder & 1st:  8:30 am
  • 4th, 5th & 6th Grades: 9:15 am
  • 2nd & 3rd Grades: 10:45 am 

Peace Circle:
Every Friday students report to the Peace Circle on the upper playground at 8:00am.  Parents are welcome to join us at Peace Circle after signing in at the school office.

Run 4 Fun:
Daily on the lower field from 7:20 – 7:40 am will begin on Monday, August 26, 2019
Run 4 Fun is a free cardio-fitness program organized by Murdock PTA and volunteers. Parents and family members are encouraged to join in, too! 

Why You'll Love Murdock

  • Located in the Hills of Mount Helix
  • A Caring and Connected Community
  • Students are Engaged in Rigorous Academic Instruction
  • Many Ways for Students and Families to be Connected and Engaged

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