Frequently Asked Questions
ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: (858) 748-2038
How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the Office at (858) 748-2007 ext. 2203 with any questions or concerns.
What if my student is tardy?
Students arriving late to school must come to the main office accompanied by a parent/guardian with a note stating the reason for their tardy. Parents may excuse up to three tardies for personal reasons per semester.
Please remember – Tardy students walking into class impacts the learning environment for everyone. Please be on time.
What are OCIS Contracts?
Should there be a planned absence of five days or more please email Niurka Diaz, Health and Attendance Office Assistant, (858) 748-2007 ext. 2203, in the front office, as soon as possible to set up a homework contract for the student [At least 5 days prior]. A contract should also be used for extended illnesses. A minimum of one week is required to set up an OCIS Contract.
How late can my student remain on campus after school?
It is important that students are picked up at 2:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and on Wednesday at 12:00 pm as there is no supervision after-school. When it is not possible for you to pick up your student before this time, please note that ESS (Extended School Services) is available for a charge, from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.
What if my student has no lunch?
Please try to avoid sending your child to school without a lunch packed from home, or without lunch money in their account. Your child will be provided a lunch from the cafeteria and parents will be required to pay the cafeteria back.
How do I find out how much money is left in my students lunch account?
The main office does not have access to the lunch accounts so you may call PUSD food services office at (858) 668-2570 to get this information. The Poway Food and Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a new computerized point of sale (POS) system. School Payment Solutions will provide you with new and improved features for managing your child’s school meals account. Learn more here.
Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If something is found with no name on it, it will be placed in the lost and found bin/rack. Please remember to write your child’s name on his/her things. Found items that are small or valuable will be turned in to the office.
What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher?
The best way to contact your student’s teacher is through email. Please see the staff contact listing.
What if I want to request homework for my student?
If you would like homework for a student that missed school, please email your student’s teacher.