Welcome to No Excuses University @ Rolando, where we are “on the road to college” through maximizing the successes of each and every child every day.

We believe that each and every student is capable of academic proficiency and social success AND that we the school have the power and responsibility to make that a reality.

We are committed to fostering a positive school experience for every child by creating a school that knows no limits to the academic and social successes of each student, preparing them for college and career.

The best gift we can give our children is to teach them to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning (Carol Dwek). 

School Announcements:

What’s Happening Around Rolando!

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Rolando Blast 9/19/21

Be Safe     Be Respectful    Be Responsible

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September Newsletter

Sept. 27th: T-Shirt orders due 

Sept. 29th: Family Dine Out Night - Smashburger

Join our PTA in supporting our children! Membership Drive winners:  Mrs. Medina and Ms. Sebok.  Each class will receive an otter pop party!  Thank you for supporting our school.


We count on our community to help out around Rolando.  If you are interested in any of the following please contact our front office at (619)668-5800 or noelle.suffield@lmsvschools.org

Walk/Jog (before school program, giving our kids an opportunity to exercise before school) 

We’d like to get this up and running after October Break

Safety Patrol (students helping us cross 70th/Tower & our Loop parking lot) 

Our students are currently being trained, we could use adult supervision in the afternoons

Arrival and Dismissal 

Located at grade level gates and drive through loop

Loop/Traffic Reminder: Remember to wait for drop-off until you are up to the yellow sidewalk line near the gate

Only Kindergarten parents are allowed on campus at arrival

Thank you for following our safety protocols.  Together, we are keeping our kids safe!

Daily Wellness Check  

Be sure to ask your child how they are feeling and check for COVID-19 symptoms before bringing them to school (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, fatigue, unexpected muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell).

Transitional Coach

Rolando has the privilege of being the recipient of a grant which provides a full time Transitional Coach who will offer small group and individual student support services with a fully licensed mental health therapist right here on campus during the school day.  If you are interested in your child participating, please contact Grace Ren, our coach, at grace.ren@lmsvsd.net.  Your child may have already brought a permission slip home, feel free to reach out with any questions.  We are so excited to be the first school in La Mesa Spring Valley to have this wonderful opportunity.

This Week at Rolando:

September Breakfast Menu & Lunch Menu

MondayCollege Monday
TuesdayPicture Make Up Day - do not sent money or orders1:35 Dismissal for all students
Thursday3:15 School Site Council via ZoomZoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/6192523179
Meeting ID: 619 252 3179
FridayRolando Spirit Day, wear your Rolando gear or red

Fall Break: Oct. 4 - Oct. 15, ESS will be offered at LMD - See ESS information here

October 16: Free Child Passenger Safety Inspections @ STEAM

Rolando Quick Reference Guide:

View our 1 page Quick Reference Guide here.

COVID-19 Guidelines:

The following links updated information regarding COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-2022.   English  Spanish

For up to date information and video links visit our school website at lmsvschools.org/Rolando

Feel free to reach out to our office at (619)668-5800, kristen.schram@lmsvschools.org or myself at (619)668-5800 ext. 2599, noelle.suffield@lmsvschools.org


Mrs. Suffield, principal

Districtwide Announcements:

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LMSV Virtual Learning Academy

Students who are placed on an Independent Study Agreement (ISA) are invited to attend our LMSV Virtual Academy. For an overview and frequently asked questions about Virtual Learning Academy, please click below

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!


Home School, Online, and Independent Study

Our Trust Blended Learning program offers families the opportunity to continue with distance learning in a format that works for them. The Trust program offers traditional homeschool, online-only, and blended learning options for families who prefer a less traditional or more home-based learning model. While each model is a bit different, all students enrolled in Trust will participate in daily virtual instruction in addition to independent learning activities.

New to LMSV? Enroll in Trust here. Already enrolled in an LMSV school? Enroll by completing this interest survey. Click here for more information about Trust. 

Why You'll Love Rolando!

  • Charming School Located in La Mesa, Near the College Area
  • A "No Excuses University" School, Geared at Helping Students Achieve their Dreams with College and Career Readiness
  • Boasts a Robust Music and Arts Program that is Integrated into the Learning Program, so Students have a Chance to Engage their Creativity

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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Dress Code

The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District is proud of its students and their accomplishments. Student appearance and dress should be a reflection of a serious learning environment.

Appropriate dress and good grooming contribute to a positive atmosphere and promote student safety.  This includes positive comments about homework and school in general.

In accordance with California Education Code, Section 48907, and with the best interests of our students, school and school-sponsored activities, and our community in mind, the following dress code has been adopted. We appreciate your support and adherence to the guidelines.

Rolando Elementary is not a “uniform school.”

Our dress code assures that children may participate in classroom, recess, and PE activities. Dress code restrictions are also set to assure appropriate standards of dress for a school setting.

  • Loose-fitting garments that show underclothing/underwear, or exposed private parts of the body are a distraction and are prohibited.
  • Backless, strapless, spaghetti straps, low-cut neckline tank tops, transparent, and bare-midriff tops are considered inappropriate for school and are not permitted. All shirts, skirts, and long tops worn with leggings must be at least as long as your fingertips when hands are hanging at your sides. Tops may not be longer than your shorts if it looks like you have no shorts on underneath. Leggings must be worn with a top that covers mid-thigh. Straps of each shirt worn must be at least 2 fingers wide.
  • Pants are to be worn at waist level (no sagging). Belts are to be worn through belt loops. No wallets with loop chains.
  • Clothing must be worn as designated, not modified. It should be clean and in good repair. Pants with shreds, tears or holes even when wearing leggings underneath, are prohibited. Jeans purchased with holes & tears are prohibited.
  • Shoes, sneakers, or other appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. No open-toed or open-heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or wheelie shoes are allowed. Shoelaces must be tied. This maximizes children’s participation in recess and PE activities.
  • Clothing and/or jewelry with inappropriate language, pictures, inferences, or symbols judged by an administrator to be obscene; intended to mock, ridicule, provoke, demean; or displaying words or pictures associated with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs are not allowed.
  • Headgear including hoods, bandanas, hats, and sweatbands may not be worn indoors and only worn outdoors in the proper position.
  • Gang-related signs, insignias, colors, or gang-distinctive modes of dress are not permitted.

If a student violates the Dress Code, Parent/Guardian may be notified.
Student will be required to change the attire; sometimes we have alternative clothing available.
Loaner clothing must be laundered and returned the following day.

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Health & Wellness

Dear Rolando Parents,Research clearly reveals a link between nutrition and fitness, good health, and the ability to learn.  This means that the food and physical activity choices children make now can affect their academic achievement and their productivity as adults.  It is our desire to do all we can to help them be healthy and successful.  We ask you to follow the La Mesa-Spring Valley Wellness Policy which we promote at Rolando Elementary:

  • Please do not bring in food items for birthdays.

If you would like to bring in items for a birthday, consider fun, non-food items such as stickers, pencils, notepads, bookmarks, etc.  Check with your child’s teacher for their suggestions.  Many of us have visions of cupcakes and cookies when we think of birthday recognition at school.  Due to the new regulations, this is no longer an option.  Those items will need to be provided at home birthday parties instead.  But, there are certainly plausible, fun alternatives that can be done at school. 

  • This is a school-wide policy.  There must be consistency throughout our school.  Please keep in mind that if we allow one student to bring in cupcakes, etc., then we’d need to allow all to do that, and your child could be having cupcakes up to 35 times a school year.  Yes, that is a lot of cupcakes!·        
  • Classroom celebrations during instructional time, such as Valentine’s Day, End of the Year parties, etc. will be exempt from the “no food” rule, but must follow the district guidelines for “healthy snacks.”  Per Health and Safety Code 114021, food prepared at home cannot be distributed to other students.  It must be commercially prepared.  Additionally, we will limit the number of classroom exemptions to the “food free” policy per school year for holidays or classroom-wide birthday recognition.·        
  • Students may bring healthy, nutritious snacks to school to eat during their morning recess time.  Students may not share snacks with other children.  Please note that some students have severe peanut and other food allergies.  Examples of healthy snacks include fresh fruits and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, water, 100% juice bars, fruit cups, string cheese, pretzels, etc.  Examples of non-nutritious snacks include soda, cookies, cake, donuts, candy, chips, etc.

District policy does not allow:  Soft drinks containing caloric sweeteners, sports drinks, iced teas, fruit-based drinks that contain less than 50% real fruit juice or that contain additional caloric sweeteners, beverages containing caffeine.  All carbonated sodas are strictly prohibited as a beverage at school.

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Call in Each Absence

If your child misses school, please call us (619-668-5800) to report the absence.  Doctor and dental notes are helpful if our attendance records are audited.  If your child has numerous absences, these will be requested.  

Please note that your call to report the absence does not "erase" the absence, but rather designates it as excused or unexcused depending on the reason.

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