School Info

Discovery Charter School Mission

Discovery Charter School inspires passion for lifelong learning and prepares every student with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful citizens. 

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Discovery Grade Levels

TK - 6th Grade


   Discovery Daily Schedule 2023-2024




For a complete list of Discovery staff, please refer to the 'Staff' page.





 Executive Director

 Neil MacGaffey [email protected]  270100


Erika Alamo  [email protected]  270100


 Andrea Orozco [email protected]


 Sarah Johnson [email protected]

 Health Office Manager

 Selina Roa [email protected]  270150

 School Secretary

Rubi Palomares [email protected] 270100 
 Clerk II Tania Galvan [email protected]  270100

 Attendance Health Secretary

Araceli Alcantar  [email protected] 270110 

 Cafeteria Manager

 Gabriela Romero  [email protected]  270180

 Business Manager

 Cecilia Willamson  [email protected]  270195



Quick Date List

2023 - 2024 School Year

Note: The full calendar is available in printable form here.


  • First Day of School
July 19
  • Labor Day
September 4
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
September 14 - 21

  • Fall Break

September 25 - October 6

  •  2nd Quarter Begins

October 10th 

  • Veterans Day
November 10
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
November 20 - 24
  • Winter Break
December 18 - January 8
  • 3rd Quarter Begins

January 10

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15
  • Presidents Holiday
February 16 and19
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 7 - 14
  • Spring Break
March 18 -29
  • 4th Quarter Begins
April 2
  • Memorial Day
May 27
  • Last Day of School
June 5


    Emergency Release Plan

     School safety is our number one priority. In case of a school emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school’s plan for releasing your child. Instructions for reunification with your child will be communicated to you by the school or District. Please do not take it upon yourself to come to the school based upon media reports, which may be erroneous. 

    Our concern is for the safe and orderly dismissal of our students. If as many as 400 to 500 parents arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, your cooperation and patience are essential to our plan. 

    Parking will be very limited, so be prepared to park away from the school and under the direction of first responders. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK as it may interfere with getting emergency vehicles into our school site. 

    For the safety of your child, before allowing you to take him/her home, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, you will be directed to our “Request Gate/Check in area.” A runner will be sent to the student supervision area, and escort your child to the “Release Gate,” where you can reunite with your child. In extreme circumstances, a student reunification area may be set up off-campus, and generally in collaboration with emergency responders. 

    You will be required to sign for the release of your child. This is extremely important as it is our only means of ensuring that all students are accounted for at all times. Be prepared to present a picture identification card if requested. Please do not just take your child from the center without signing for their release. We recognize that you may be worried and want to be reunited with your child as quickly as possible. However, this system has been established to ensure your child’s safety. 

    It is imperative that you keep all the information on your child’s Emergency Card up-to-date. Your child will only be released to those listed on the card. These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our procedures. 

    Thank you for your cooperation.