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Welcome to Pomerado
Luis Ortiz, Principal

12321 9th Street, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-1320; fax: (858) 748-8695; Attendance: (858) 679-2604
       School Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:15 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.


Character Counts! at Pomerado

"Safety drop off- pick up"

Please arrive to school on time. The bell rings at 8:10am for line up with classes starting promptly at 8:15am.
Pomerado Elementary is a closed campus. You need to "sign in" at the front office any time you are in campus. 
Once the bell rang, please go to the office to sign in.  Thank you for your collaboration.
Safety of our Pomerado students, staff, and families is very important!


   blinking starImportant Eventsblinking star
Recess will be modified due to inclement weather
September 25 Fundraiser Ends
 September 28 NO SCHOOL - Professional Growth Day
September 29 Kinder starts Full Day

blinking starPomerado PTA Fundraiser:  Online shopping   School Code: Pomerado15


 blinking star PTA & Foundation Calendar of activities 2015-2016.pdf

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2015-2016 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7. 


Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)

Request Submission Window

Pomerado Elementary /SCHOOL DAY TESTING

Tuesday, January 19 – Thursday, January 21

@ each school site during the school day.

*Each school will determine their testing date(s) within this 3 day window.   TBD yet

Tuesday, September 8  through Friday, November 20, 2015


 To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage
NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates.  If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.

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 Foundation news: New and old ways to help our school

Hassle Free

Front Parking Raffle

Front of the line Raffle

Support the Foundation When Shopping on Amazon:
If you shop online at, please support our school by shopping through Amazon Smile:      

Through your regular Amazon account, log into Amazon Smile. Search for "Pomerado Elementary School Foundation" and select it as your charity of choice. Bookmark the link and use it every time you shop Amazon. It is free to join and 5% of your purchases go back to our school! Remember to shop Amazon Smile all year!


 Reminder of dismissal procedure:

  1.  All students who are not in Special Day class and are pick up by car need to go the upper parking lot. Students are to go to upper parking lot by way of the stairs/ramp by ESS. Students may not go to the upper parking lot by way of the sidewalk in front of the school unless they are accompanied by the adult picking them up or an older sibling who is not enrolled at Pomerado. Students walking home, should go thru the  gate near the cafeteria.

  2.  The only students who are picked up in front of the school on a regular basis are SPED students. We also have parents with reserved parking spaces (Foundation) and handicapped placards.

  3.  Parents cannot come up the wrong side of the street to go into the upper parking lot or to park in the spaces in front of the office. Open spaces in front of the office afterschool are saved for district personnel or parents who are arriving for an IEP or other afterschool meeting.

  4.  Students should not be loaded into cars in the red zone in front of the school, in the middle of the roundabout, or double park to pick up students. Other drivers are intent on going home or to their next destination and are not watching for stopped cars in the middle of the street. There are also two other driveways feeding into the traffic flow (the new meditation center and the preschool) and those drivers are often in a hurry.

Consistent enforcement of the rules will help maintain a safe environment.


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paw print bullet  As the weather changes please remember that Pomerado has a dress code to follow!           

paw print bullet  Information regarding the Common Core State Standards;  Parent's Guide

paw print bulletThe Poway Food and Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the MENUS online. Check it out at

Click the following link to see if your employer will match your donation to the Pomerado Elementary School Foundation: 

Click here for information about County Vaccination Clinics