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Rolando Elementary serves Kindergarten – 6th grade, with the addition of TK Fall 2022, in the Rolando neighborhood of La Mesa. Rolando is proud to serve our students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction. Enroll today! 

Rolando is a proud member of the No Excuses University network, 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). 

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State Preschool Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers high-quality preschool at no cost for children who turn three or four years old before December 1, 2022. Students attend class 5-days a week from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Our high-quality, accredited schools and curriculum deliver the finest early learning opportunities for ALL children.

Bring the completed form and required materials to our Early Childhood Education Center, located at 4811 Glen Street, La Mesa, CA 91941.

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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

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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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