Welcome to Sunnyside Elementary!

school mascotOriginally a one-room schoolhouse, Sunnyside Elementary School is a historic school located in Bonita, within the boundary of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The school serves students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade as well as several special day classes for students with special needs. The current building structure was built in 1959 and is scheduled to be extensively modernized during the summer of 2019. The school follows a modified, year-round calendar but will follow a traditional calendar during its upcoming summer of modernization. Sunnyside is a "community" school and is proud of its historic, “small town” feel.

Sunnyside Elementary has 21 classrooms, a computer lab, a library, a child care room (YMCA), an auditorium and an administration building. The school serves a population of approximately 450 students and maintains a variety of backgrounds, languages, and ethnicities with respect to the students and families it serves. Sunnyside students promote to Bonita Vista Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

school entrance

Our Vision

Our motto, "Bright Futures Begin at Sunnyside," supports our vision that each of our students does indeed have a bright future and that when all staff, parents and community work together on behalf of the children, we form a powerful alliance that will enable each child to reach his or her potential. To achieve our vision we are committed to ensuring that all students are provided a dynamic, well-balanced education in a nurturing, accepting, child-centered, environment where learning is viewed as a worthwhile, life-long adventure.

around the district

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SD’s Busiest COVID-19 Testing Center is at CVESD
Posted on 09/08/2021
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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Fernandaz Swearing In
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Cesar T. Fernandez Appointed to Board
Posted on 08/27/2021
The Board of Education made the provisional appointment of Mr. Cesar T. Fernandez, a parent and educator, to fill the open Board seat.
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Board meeting room
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Board Vacancy, Superintendent Search Processes Approved at Special Meeting
Posted on 07/28/2021
At its Special Meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with an appointment process to fill its vacant seat. In
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Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Celebrates CVESD Students’ Return to School
Posted on 07/21/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond welcomed back students and staff to in-person instruction at Enrique S. Camarena Elementary S
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Solar panel installation at Rogers Elementary
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Construction at all 49 locations will be conducted in six groups
Posted on 07/19/2021
The Chula Vista Elementary School District, in partnership with ENGIE, recently began construction at an initial group of schools that will receive ne
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State Superintendent  Tony Thurmond Speaks to the Press
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State Superintendent Visits Casillas, Castle Park schools to Highlight In-Person Safety Measures and Social-Emotional Supports
Posted on 05/13/2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visited Castle Park and Joseph Casillas elementary schools on Thursday, calling attention to
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Eastlake Elementary Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D.
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AAPI Heritage Month: Principal Reflects on Family's Sacrifices
Posted on 05/12/2021
Principal Eric Banatao, Ed.D., recalls his family's sacrifices in uprooting from the Philippines.
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School Nurses Answer the Call
Posted on 05/07/2021
When a vaccination “Superstation” opened at the Chula Vista Center mall, school nurses from the Chula Vista Elementary School District answered the ca
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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CVESD Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Posted on 05/03/2021
Throughout May, a multimedia campaign will give voice to various segments of our learning community about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
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