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

Academic Opportunities

(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.

After School Programs
After School Program- STRETCH

The Chula Vista Elementary School District, in partnership with the South Bay YMCA, conducts the STRETCH (Safe Time for Recreation and Tutoring for Children) program at Hilltop. This free program for kindergarten through sixth grade students provides structured after school activities, including sports, games, and supervised homework time.

Please notify the STRETCH Supervisor, Ms. Brittany at (619) 730-8036 when your child will not attend STRETCH, or will be picked up early or late.

Please remember:

  • Registration for STRETCH must be submitted by parents
  • Students must be picked up promptly after STRETCH is over for the day

STRETCH Hours at our school:

Monday - Thursday 2:55 - 5:45 pm
Friday 1:25 - 5:45 pm

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.

Students may not be on campus before 8:00 a.m., as there is no campus supervision before that time. Students should not arrive at school until 8:00 unless they are eating breakfast at school. Breakfast is served and supervised from 8:00-8:15 each morning. All students at are to SIT AT THE TABLES until dismissed by the breakfast supervisor at 8:15. Students will then line up at their classroom numbers on the playground. Students are to stand or sit IN LINE. They are encouraged to read books until their teachers meet them in line at the 8:25 a.m. bell.

Breakfast and Lunch menu
The cafeteria is open on all school days, including minimum days. 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. 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 181400.

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

  • 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 (https://www.schoolcafe.com) 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

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.