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  • December 4th: Late Start Day
  • December 6th: Oral Language Festival
  • December 8th- 12th: Santa’s Workshop
  • December 8th- 18th: Winter Benchmarks
  • December 11th: 5th Grade to The Nutcracker
  • December 12th: Winter Concert: Kindergarten & 1st grade @ 8:30 a.m.; 3rd to 6th grade @ 1:30 p.m.
  • December  18th: Camp KEEP Last Collection Day- 2:30 p.m. (Cash or Cashier’s Check Only); Magnet Dance and Vocal performance @ 4:00 p.m.
  • December 19th: End of 2nd grading period
  • December 19th: Minimum Day- Dismissal Times: Kinder @ 11:37 a.m., 1st – 6th @ 1:30 p.m., Magnet @ 3:00 p.m.
  • December 22nd- January 2nd: Winter Break- NO SCHOOL


  • January 8th: Late Start Day
  • January 8th: School Site Council Meeting
  • January 12th-16th: 6th Graders to Camp KEEP
  • January 13th: 5th Grade Science Fair
  • January 15th: 4th Grade Science Fair
  • January 15th: Booster Club Meeting 5:00pm in the Cafeteria
  • January 16th: Report Cards
  • January 19th: Martin Luther King Day- NO SCHOOL
  • January 22nd: 6th Grade Science Fair
  • January 27th: 5th Graders to BC Planetarium (K. Davis & S. Davis)
  • January 28th: New Magnet Semester Begins
  • January 29th: 5th Graders to BC Planetarium (Hall)

Welcome to Chavez Elementary School!

Congratulations students, staff, and parents for achieving an API score of 866

Cesar E. Chavez Science Magnet School was built in 1994 and located in the northeast part of Bakersfield, Chavez was named after Cesar Estrada Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers. Chavez serves approximately 400 students a year in grades K-6. Our population includes three Special Education Autistic classes. Our Learning Lab was redeveloped to meet the educational needs of identified special needs students. We are a science-centered magnet school. For parents interested in a strong science-centered curriculum and parents in need of day care, Chavez School offers an intriguing option.

Students attend regular day core academic classes from 8:12 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and extended day Magnet classes until 5:00 p.m. After their regular school day, students attend three forty-minute magnet activity periods with a snack recess. Special activities for kindergarten students are also provided.

In 2002 Chavez was recognized by the California Department of Education as a California Distinguished School.

Tuesday Early Out Days

Reminder: Students are dismissed early on Tuesdays!!
1st-3rd grades: 1:50PM
4th-6th grades: 1:55PM

Late Start Days

On late start days,
School begins at 10:12 AM!!

August 28th
September 18th
October 23rd
December 4th
January 8th
February 12th
March 19th
May 14th

Minimum Days

Dismissal Times:
    Kindergarten: 11:37AM
    1st-6th Grade: 1:30PM
    Magnet: 3:30PM
    November 26th
    December 19th
    May 28th

Holidays – NO School

Labor Day: September 1st
Veteran's Day: November 11th
Thanksgiving: November 27th-28th
Winter Break: December 22nd- January 2nd
Martin Luther King Day: January 19th
Lincoln's Birthday: February 9th
Washington's Birthday: February 16th
Spring Break: March 30th-April 6th
Memorial Day: May 25th


Cesar E. Chavez Science Magnet School
4201 Mesa Marin Drive
Bakersfield, CA, 93306
(661) 631-5870 - Phone
(661) 363-7649 - Fax
(661) 631-3263 - Attendance Line

Dawn Slaybaugh

Dean of Students
Shannon Jensen

Academic Program Leader
Christy Baker

Magnet Specialist
Adam Camps

A California Distinguished School.
Schools selected for Distinguished School Awards are strong, well-rounded community schools.