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Our school offers some great programs to help foster your child's education and social skills. We strive to incorporate programs that will assist your child's positive growth, both now and in the future.

After School Programs

McMillin Elementary offers various before and after school programs for students.

LEAD Program

CVESD's LEAD Program is a free program funded by the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP). All our schools offer the LEAD Program, with each site offering different enrichment offerings, including language, robotics, music, sports, and more. Students participating in the program learn a new skill and gain the valuable opportunity to interact with peers in a physically and emotionally safe environment. The LEAD Program is free to transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students who meet program requirements.

Dynamic After School Hours (DASH) - The City of Chula Vista, along with South Bay Family YMCA, conducts the DASH (Dynamic After School Hours) Program here at McMillin School. This free program provides structured after-school activities, including sports clinics, arts and crafts, cooperative games, weekly chMcMillinges, and traditional playground games for 1st-6th grade students.

Please remember that DASH is not a daycare, and children may sign themselves in and out. Parents must submit registration for DASH. Students must be picked up promptly after DASH is over.

DASH Hours at McMillin Elementary are:

Monday-Thursday, 2:40 -4:40 (2 hours)
Friday, 1:30-4:40 (3 hours)

YMCA (Before and After School Care)

The South Bay Family YMCA provides before and after school childcare on our school campus. The YMCA staff have all received background clearance checks, and are trained in First Aide/CPR. The YMCA offers quality childcare at competitive rates, and can provide financial assistance in a variety of ways. Please call 421-8805 for more information or visit their web site at

Breakfast & Lunch Program

The Chula Vista Elementary School District takes part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Meals are served every school day. Students, including Kindergartners, may buy breakfast for $1.00 and lunch for $2.50.

Breakfast and Lunch menu

The cafeteria is open on all school days, including minimum days. Breakfast is offered in the cafeteria each morning starting at 7:50 AM. Each student is issued a meal card that will be debited each time the child eats breakfast or lunch. Students who use their cards will receive lunch, even if their lunch accounts have a negative balance and parents are responsible for the cost. Prepayments for at least five meals are encouraged. Payments may be made in the cafeteria, in the school office, or online (see below in Online Services). Checks should be made payable to Cafeteria account, CVESD. Parents and family members are welcome to come and buy lunch to share a special day with your child.

Any questions or comments about the program please call Child Nutrition Services, Monday - Friday, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 425-9600, extension 1400.

Apply for the Free / Reduced Meal Program - Applications for this program are available in the school office.

  • Families must reapply for the Free/Reduced Meal Program each year. If you do not reapply, your child will revert to full pay status and will be charged for all meals eaten since the first day of school
  • New families who apply must pay for all meals eaten until approval is received
  • If you have any questions regarding whether or not your application has been approved, please call Child Nutrition Services: (619) 425-9600, ext. 1400

Online Services Available

All District parents may now conveniently make payments using a credit card by accessing the Parent Pay website and creating an account. You will need your child's 6 digit district student number which you can find by looking on your child's report card, or by calling the school office. Online services available include:

  • View your child's up-to-date cafeteria account balances & purchase activity
  • Make payments on-line anytime, anywhere
  • Manage your child's cafeteria expenses
  • Set up hassle-free automatic monthly payments to replenish your child's cafeteria account
  • View & print payment history
  • Highly secure on-line transactions

Academic Opportunities

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) - The District is committed to enhancing the intellectual development of our students by providing opportunities for increased student learning. In addition to extension opportunities within the general education classroom, GATE students participate in dedicated extra curricular lessons and activities on an almost weekly basis. Click here to learn more about our District's GATE structure.

Parent Volunteers

Get Involved

Parent involvement and participation are vital to student success. Parents participate in our school by getting involved in our School Site Council (SSC), attending the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meetings, and volunteering through our Parent Teacher Organization (PTA). Parents are invited to participate in classroom activities, field trips, programs, and assemblies.

Stay informed. We encourage communication in many ways:

  • Teachers maintain ongoing communication with parents through weekly letters, progress reports, phone calls, and conferences.
  • School events are published on the website front page and on the school marquee.
  • Principal communicates through phone calls via School Messenger and at quarterly Principal's Coffee meetings.
  • School Site Council meetings are open to the public. Public communication at meetings is always on the SSC agenda.
  • ELAC meetings focus on providing parents of English language learners with school program's background knowledge and opportunities for them to serve as an advisory forum to the principal and the SSC.
  • Our school's PTA holds general meetings quarterly and helps organized school events.
  • The YMCA's Dynamic After School Hours (DASH) program, provides physically interactive after school activities to enrolled students until 5:15 PM each school day.

We welcome volunteers and are continually seeking Educational Partnerships with businesses and organizations in our community. Please call 619-482-8877 if you wish to become involved in school activities. Spanish translation is available.

Parent Groups

1. ELAC - English Learner Advisory Committee
2. School Site Council
3. PTA

Education Code 221.9 Compliance

Each school year the district is required to post the enrollment by gender within each school and the number of students participating in athletics. If you would like to discuss the athletic opportunities offered at the school site, please contact the principal.

2015-2016 School Year




School Enrollment




Boys Basketball Division 1




Coed Soccer Division 1




Junior Coed Soccer