About Us!

Chavez Elementary School first opened in 1994.  It was named after Cesar E. Chavez, the civil rights activist who fought for farm laborer’s rights in the Central California area and beyond.  Chavez Elementary strives to provide each student the best education possible and equip their staff and teachers with all of the necessary resources to effectively instruct and mentor each child.

Chavez Elementary Circa 1994.

Chavez Elementary Circa 1994.

Groundbreaking 1994.

Groundbreaking 1994.

Groundbreaking 1994.

Groundbreaking 1994.

Chavez students gardening 2001.

Chavez students gardening 2001.

Chavez students performing 2001.

Chavez student choir performing 2001.

Chavez School opening newspaper article.

Chavez School opening newspaper article.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dedication Program 1994.

Dedication Program 1994.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Assembly 1995.

Outdoor Assembly 1995.

 

 

 

Wednesday Early Out Days

Reminder: Students are dismissed early on Wednesdays!!
1st-3rd grades: 1:45PM
4th-6th grades: 2:05PM

Late Start Days

On late start days,
school begins at 10:11 AM!!


August 25th
September 15th
October 20th
December 1st
January 12th
February 9th
March 16th
May 11th

Minimum Days

Dismissal Times:
    Kindergarten: 11:44PM
    1st-3rd Grade: 1:15PM
    4th-6th Grade:1:35PM
Dates:
    October 24th-October 28th
    November 18th
    December 23rd
    June 1st

Holidays – NO School

Labor Day: September 5th
Veteran's Day: November 11th
Thanksgiving: November 21st-25th
Winter Break: December 26th- January 6th
Martin Luther King Day: January 16th
Lincoln's Birthday: February 13th
Washington's Birthday: February 20th
Spring Break: April 10th-April 14th in lieu of Admission Day April 17th
Memorial Day: May 29th

Information

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

Principal
Dawn Slaybaugh

Vice Principal
Shannon Jensen

Academic Program Leader
Christopher Ruiz

Magnet Specialist
Adam Camps

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

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.