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 Parent Handbook


ENG 23-24 Parent Handbook.pdf 




School Support Staff

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




Phone Extension

Principal          Alicia Flores


School Secretary

Lilia Garcia


Attendance Health Specialist

Terrika Llamas



Cecilia Goins


Resource Teacher
 Nydia Cerecer 


Amy Palguta 


School Counselor

Jose Hernandez


Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist

Gianna Dinatale


Library & Media Center

Martha Soto



Luz Garcia 


Daily Schedule

School Hours

School begins at 8:00 a.m. daily. Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 7:45 am unless they are participating in the breakfast program, which starts at 7:30 am.


Starting Time -- Ending Time
Entrada -- Salida

Friday & Modified Days
Viernes & Días modificados

SDC TK/K, TK, & Kindergarten

8:00 am -2:30 pm

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 

1st grade -6th grade

8:00 am-2:30 pm

8:00 am- 1:15 pm

Lunch Times


Monday -Fridays
lunes - viernes

Rainy Day/Extreme Weather
Dia lluvioso/Clima extrema

TK & Kindergarten


10:45-11:10 AM

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

SDC Primary & 1st- 2nd

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

3rd- 4th & SDC 2/3

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

5th- 6th & SDC Upper Grade

12:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m.  - 12:45 p.m.



Recess Time

TK, SDC Primary & Kindergarten- 3rd

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

4th- 6th & Upper Grade SDC

10:25 a.m. - 10:45 p.m.

Quick Date List

Note: The full calendar is available at district's home page, cvesd.org.


2023 - 24 School Year

  • First Day of School

July 19, 2023
Minimum Day


  • Labor Day

September 4, 2023
(School Closed)


  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)

September 14-21, 2023
(Friday, September 15-already a minimum day)

  • Fall Break
 September 25-October 6, 2023
(Fall break is aligned with Sweetwater Union School District)


  • Veterans Day

November 10, 2023
(School Closed)


  • Thanksgiving Break

November 20-24, 2023


  • Winter Break

December 18, 2023 - January 9, 2024
Wednesday, January 10, 2023
Students Report (minimum day)


  • Martin Luther King Day

January 15, 2024
(School Closed)


  • Presidents Holidays

February 16 & 19, 2024
(School Closed)


  • Parent Teacher Conferences

                 (Minimum Days)

March 7 - 14, 2024
(Friday, March 15-already a minimum day)


  • Spring Break

March 18 - March 29, 2024
Tuesday, April 2- Students Report (minimum day)


  • Memorial Day

May 27, 2024


  • Last Day of School

Wednesday, June 5, 2024
(minimum day)


School Expectations:

Be Safe
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Kind

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.