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  • 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)


  • February 2nd – 13th: 5th Grade Physical Fitness Testing
  • February 3rd: Chavez Track Meet- Long Jump Only
  • February 5th: ELAC Meeting
  • February 6th: Chavez Track Meet
  • February 6th – 11th: Valentine Gram Sale
  • February 9th: Lincoln Day- No School
  • February 11th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Young People’s Concert
  • February 11th: 4th Grade Field Trip to Windwolves Preserve
  • February 12th: Late Start Day 
  • February 12th: School Site Council Meeting
  • February 13th: Valentine Gram Delivery
  • February 16th: Washington Day- No School
  • February 19th: Booster Club Meeting
  • February 27th: See’s Candy Fundraiser Begins


  • March 3rd: County Spelling Bee
  • March 8th: Daylight Savings Time- Set your clock ahead 1 hour!!
  • March 11th: See’s Candy Fundraiser Orders and Money Due
  • March 12th: ELAC Meeting
  • March 13th: End of 3rd Grading Period
  • March 13th: Family Picnic
  • March 18th: Math Bowl 6th Grade
  • March 18th: 3rd Grade Field trip to Carizzo Plains
  • March 19th: Late Start Day
  • March 19th: Booster Club Meeting
  • March 24th: Challenger Awards 8:30 am for 1st-2nd  grade; 10:30 am for Kindergarten/TK
  • March 25th: Challenger Awards 8:30 am for 5th-6th grade; 10:00 am for 3rd grade; 1:50 pm for 4th grade
  • March 27th: Report Cards
  • March 27th: Flag Assembly (Magnet)
  • March 30th – April 6th: Spring Break- No 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: 3:00PM
    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.