Dogs on Campus

Over the last few months, there has been an increase in the number of dogs seen on campus (on campus is defined as everything from the sidewalks surrounding the perimeter of the school and in).

Unfortunately, last week, a student of ours sustained a bite by a dog brought on school grounds. While the student was not severely harmed, it was a traumatic experience for them. We understand that most dogs do an amazing job around others, however, schools are a place with lots of smells, different people, and unique items that can all cause an animal to act unpredictably.

We wanted to send along a friendly reminder that all schools in CVESD follow the state and federal guidelines for animals on campus that allows for only certified service animals to be on school grounds at any time.

AR 6163.2

This regulation is designed to provide guidance regarding the use of service animals by students with disabilities enrolled in schools within the Chula Vista Elementary School District, as well as the use of such animals by school staff and visitors on District property and at school-sponsored programs and activities.

  1. Definitions
    a. Individual with a disability: As defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments of 2008. (29 U.S.C. Section 705 (20), 42 U.S.C. Section 12101) b. Service animal: Any dog that is individually trained to do work or
    perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. (28 C.F.R. Sections 35.104, 35.136)

Below is the link to the full five pages of Board Policy and Administrative Regulations outlining this topic.


With this in mind, we respectfully ask that you bring only approved service animals onto school grounds, and that those animals be in their approved service animal vests/harnesses. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Wolf Canyon

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