OFFICE HOURS 7:00-3:00

Dates to Remember

See our 2023-2024 Instructional Calendar link here: 2023-24 

Nov. 18th              CRAFT FAIR at Clairemont Canyons academy! 9:00-3:00

Nov. 20-24           Thanksgiving Break   - School is closed 

Nov. 27                 Day After Thanksgiving Break - Dismissal @ 11:40 (not for 1/2 day programs)

Dec. 7 PTA Meeting


Dec. 15                   Friday before Winter Break - Dismissal @ 11:40


Dec. 18 – Jan. 2 Winter Break - School is closed 


Jan. 4 PTA Meeting


Jan 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   - School is closed


Feb. 1 PTA Meeting 4:30


Feb. 16 Lincoln Day   - School is closed  


Feb. 19 Washington Day       - School is closed 



School Site Council Meeting: Oct. 19, 2023 7:00AM Conf Rm#12 (Third Thursday of each month @ 7:00AM)

Site Governance Team Meeting: Oct. 19, 2023  2:15PM Conf Room #12.   (Third Thursday of each month @ 2:15)

More to come: Afternoon tea with the Principal, Family Fridays, PTA events, and so much more!  




Clairemont Canyons Academy



 Attendance Policy:

Please Note: If you need to report an absence, contact the Attendance Clerk at (619) 605-1350, Option 1. Thank you!

Nota: Si su hijo(a) va a estar ausente, comuníquese con la empleada de asistencia al (619) 605-1350, opción 1. Gracias!



Current COVID-19 Information for SDUSD


Need to report a student health need?

Call Nurse Nick Melesko with any information and/or questions at

(619) 605-1350.






cca newsletter 11

Mrs. Wood Is All AboutMrs. Wood

Keeping Students Engaged

 Kathleen Wood is a Physical and Health Impairments teacher at Clairemont Canyons Academy. She has a unique teaching job because her students have orthopedic impairments along with some learning delays. Some of her students are nonverbal. She uses a combination of approaches to best meet their academic instructional level and adapts the general-education curriculum and special-education curriculum to accommodate the learning style of her students. “The instruction is at a slow pace,” she says, “targeting each student’s individual instructional level.”

Kathleen grew up in Chula Vista and says she knew from a young age that she had a calling to be a special-ed teacher. However, she took a little detour to get there. After getting her degree in Design at San Diego State, she worked as an interior designer in her twenties. Then she went on to become a physical-therapist assistant with geriatric patients until she returned to her teaching ambition in her late thirties. That’s when she went back to school at National University to earn degrees in General Education, Special Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education.

cca newsletter 11 pic 1Mrs. Wood was a Medically/Physically Challenged (MPC) teacher at Field Elementary School in Clairemont for fourteen years. Then she joined the Physically Handicapped Impairment (PHI) department and has been working as a PHI teacher for eight years. Five of those years have been at Clairemont Canyons Academy. 

“The biggest challenge is keeping the students actively engaged in learning. Sometimes they just want to give up,” she says. “I keep gently pushing them to continue to attempt to learn, often switching up the approach I am taking in instruction. The biggest celebrations are when I see my students progress in their learning.”

Kathleen believes that every child deserves to have an adult in their life who believes they can learn and will take the time to help them, “no matter how many baby steps it takes to get to the end goal,” she adds.

When Kathleen is not at school, she enjoys going to concerts, hiking, snow skiing andcca newsletter 11 pic 2 dining out with friends. She also likes to do home-improvement projects.

You can find Mrs. Wood in room 801 in the new building.

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