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School Support Staff

For a complete list of McMillin staff, please refer to the 'Staff' page.



Phone Extension

Principal Savannah Sturges 460190
Associate Principal Jesus Estrada 460191
School Secretary Moraima Silahua 460100
Attendance Health Specialist Patty Paniagua 460110
Nurse Tanya Silva 460150
Psychologist Gilbere Maxwell 460160
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist Allison Perella 460405
Library & Media Center Ana De Leon 460170
Cafeteria Lyn Chase 460180

Daily Schedule

School Hours

School begins at 8:15 a.m. daily. Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 8:00 a.m. unless they are participating in the breakfast program.


Starting Time -- Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

Transitional Kindergarten 8:00-2:15 8:00 - 12:45
Kindergarten 8:15 - 2:30 8:15 - 1:00
1st Grade - 6th Grade 8:15 - 2:45 8:15 - 1:15

Lunch Times


Monday - Friday

Rainy Day

Kindergarten 10:50-11:35 (401, 402, & 410));11:40-12:25 (403 & 404) 11:25 (403, 404) & 11:55 (401,402, 407)
1st Grade 10:50-11:35 11:05-11:35
2nd Grade 11:10-11:55 11:25-11:55
3rd Grade 11:30-12:15 11:45-12:15
4th Grade 11:50-12:35 12:05-12:35






11:10-11:55 (Primary) 12:15-1:00 (Upper)





Recess Time

Transitional Kinder


AM 9:20-9:50 PM 1:00-1:30

AM 10:15-1035 PM 1:50-2:05


AM 9:50-10:05 (401,402, 410) 10:15-10:35 (403, 404)

PM 1:30-1:45 (401,402, 410) 1:50-2:05 (403,404)

1st and 2nd Grade

AM 9:50-10:05

PM 1:05-1:20 (1st grade) 1:25-1:40 (2nd grade)
3rd and 4th Grade AM 10:10-10:25 PM (3rd only) 1:30-1:45
5th and 6th Grade 10:30-10:45

Quick Date List

Note: The full calendar is available in printable form here.

2022-2023 School Year

Student Starting Date:

July 19, 2023

Student Ending Date:

June 5, 2023

Key breaks include:

  • Fall Break September 25-October 9th
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 20 – November 24
  • Winter Break: December 18 – January 9
  • Spring Break: March 18 – April 1

School Rules

The students and staff at McMillin School believe that a safe and positive school environment is important to both a child's learning in the classroom and to his/her growth as a citizen. In an effort to provide such an environment for our students an established set of behavioral guidelines is beneficial.

  • Each person has the right to use and own property. Taking other people's property, or causing damage to other people's property is NOT permitted.

  • Each person has the right to be different. The students and staff will respect the uniqueness of each individual.

  • Each person has the right to an orderly environment. Children are expected to use good manners in the classroom and the lunch area. They are expected to be neat and pick up after themselves.

  • Each person has the right to be safe and healthy.

  • Hitting, kicking, punching, and other forms of physical abuse towards others are NOT permitted.

School Dress Code

The following policy, adopted by the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education on March 7, 1995, describes the dress code expected at McMillin Elementary School:

1. Shoes must be worn at all time. Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps. Thongs or other backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
2. Dangling earrings, chains, and keys worn visibly around the neck are unsafe and are not acceptable.
3. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures or other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane and/or sexually suggestive or which advertise or advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice or the use of drugs, tobacco or alcohol.
4. Hats may be worn outdoors only and for the express purpose of sun protection.
5. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are not acceptable.
6. Articles of clothing and accessories, including hats, belts, books, binders, lunch bags, etc. adorned with graffiti or alleging gang affiliations are not acceptable.
The school staff reserves the right to make judgments on any article of clothing, mode of dress, or hair style which poses the potential for the disruption of learning and/or compromises a safe and orderly learning environment.

Emergency Release Plan

School safety is our number one priority. In case of a school emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school's plan for releasing your child. Instructions for reunification with your child will be communicated to you by the school or District. Please do not take it upon yourself to come to the school based upon media reports, which may be erroneous.

Our concern is for the safe and orderly dismissal of our students. If as many as 400 to 500 parents arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, your cooperation and patience are essential to our plan.

Parking will be very limited, so be prepared to park away from the school and under the direction of first responders. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK as it may interfere with getting emergency vehicles into our school site.

For the safety of your child, before allowing you to take him/her home, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, you will be directed to our "Request Gate/Check in area." A runner will be sent to the student supervision area, and escort your child to the "Release Gate," where you can reunite with your child. In extreme circumstances, a student reunification area may be set up off-campus, and generally in collaboration with emergency responders.

You will be required to sign for the release of your child. This is extremely important as it is our only means of ensuring that all students are accounted for at all times. Be prepared to present a picture identification card if requested. Please do not just take your child from the center without signing for their release. We recognize that you may be worried and want to be reunited with your child as quickly as possible. However, this system has been established to ensure your child's safety.

It is imperative that you keep all information on your child's Emergency Card up-to-date. Your child will only be released to those listed on the card. These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our procedures.

Thank you for your cooperation.