Welcome to Creekside Elementary School
Principal Christine Donnelly
The School office is closed for summer. The office will reopen on August 5. See below for information regarding enrolling a new student.
Attendance Hotline 858-679-9343 / Available 24 hours a day.
Kindergarten-5th Grade: 9:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Wednesdays
Transitional Kindergarten: 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Monday-Friday
New Student Enrollment: Enrollment for students new to Creekside are accepted at the Poway Unified School District office from July 7 through July 31. Click HERE for more information, to schedule an appointment, and to download the required forms.
2015-2016 New School Year: Wednesday, August 19- First Day of School
Monday, August 17, 5:00 PM- Posting Party in the lunch area. Come to see who your child's teacher will be, visit with old friends, meet new ones, and learn about what the PTA and CEF have planned for the year!
Friday, August 24- School Picture Day, proofs and ordering information will be sent home within a few weeks. No need to send money on Picture Day.
Thursday, September 3- Back To School Night, parents are invited to meet the teacher to learn about fun and exciting things happening this year.
Parent Handbook- Everything you've ever wanted to know about Creekside right at your fingertips! Click here to view and/or print your copy.
School Lunch Students have the option of buying lunch at school. Menus can be found HERE. Please prepay by bringing cash or check to the school office or by credit card online at www.myschoolbucks.com. Lunch, which includes milk, is served daily in our cafeteria. The price for lunch is $2.75. Juice and water bottles are available for an additional fee. Free and reduced prices are available for those who qualify. Applications are available at http://www.applyforlunch.com or from the school office.
Before and After School Supervision The playground opens to students in the morning beginning at 8:40 a.m. No supervision will be provided before this time. Once students arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign them out. To ensure the safety of our children, you will be required to show identification when you pick up your child.
At the end of the school day, we ask parents/guardians to wait outside the school gates until the bell rings and the gates open. Students in 1st - 5th Grade will be released from their classroom(Kindergarteners will wait in the classroom with teacher). Parents/guardians should designate a specific place to meet their child (i.e.: classroom, bus loop, main parking lot, etc.). Staff will supervise students waiting to be picked up for 20 minutes after the bell rings. Please arrange with carpools, babysitters, etc. to have students picked up within that time as supervision is not available beyond 20 minutes.
Transitional Kindergarten students: teacher will lead students to the front gate for pick up at 12:20.
Parking Lot Drop Off & Pick Up The “Bus Loop” is the north driveway (closest to the creek) on Springhurst Drive. You may load and unload in the red curb area behind the bus area. You will need to turn left when leaving the bus loop.
The “Main Parking Lot” in front of the school may be used for loading and unloading of passengers along the red curb. You will need to turn right when leaving the main parking lot.
Double parking is not allowed for drop off or pick up. DO NOT leave your car unattended in any red zone at any time. Park only in marked parking stalls.
Since many of our families are located very close to Creekside, we hope children will walk to school. Parents should walk with students and cross only in designated crosswalks. A gate is located at the southwest corner of the field to provide easy access from the park. This gate is unlocked at 8:40 a.m. until the school bell rings and again at 3:20 p.m. (1:40 p.m. on Wednesdays) for 20 minutes.
School/Playground Rules Review with your child the school and playground rules found in the Student Handbook here.
Volunteers We love our volunteers at Creekside! Before you volunteer your time on campus, be sure to provide the school office with the following information:
- Volunteer Code of Conduct
- Megan's Law Background Check
- TB Test: Proof of a negative TB test administered within the past 4 years. This can be obtained from your health care provider, a local health clinic, or through the PUSD TB clinic (schedule found here).
Click on the picture below to read this silly story!
2014 Honor Roll Creekside is proud to be chosen by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2014 Honor Roll recipient! This campaign is known for it’s extensive and rigorous analysis of every public school throughout California. Our school stood out among the thousands because of our success to get our students to higher levels of achievement and beyond.