•   District Communications

    2021-22 New Student Enrollment 

    Begins May 5th for all grades (TK-5) at 6:00 am.
    Please see our website for instructions regarding the 2021-2022 New Student Enrollment.

    LEARNING OPTIONS: We’re pleased to provide multiple learning options for our students and families.
    PUSD will be offering five different learning options for 2021-22:

    Please watch this video to learn more:

    District Reopening Information: View the Reopening Updates here 
    Informacion de Reapertura

    School Closure and COVID-19 Updates:  PUSD CORONAVIRUS UPDATES  

  •   School Reopening Plan for Learning, Health and Safety

    Highland Ranch Elementary School Reopening Plan for Learning, Health, and Safety

  •   Character Counts for May-June 2021

     The Character Counts program is designed to build a positive school climate by focusing on six pillars of character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Character education teaches universally accepted values and motivates youth to incorporate these values into their lives.  As we emphasize a school that has No Place for Hate, these pillars of good character will be our foundation!   Our school community works together to help students understand these traits and to celebrate students who exhibit those traits.
    May and June’s Character Trait is Citizenship.  Open the attachment for these months’ newsletter and activity to foster citizenship with your family.
    Be Safe.  Be Kind.  Be Responsible.  Stay Stallion Strong!
    Mrs. Venolia
    Your Principal

  •   Temperature Taking

    We want to thank our parents and guardians for the attention to checking with your kids throughout the year regarding how they feel each day prior to coming to school.  When your children have had colds or any COVID like symptoms, you have kept them home in an abundance of caution. Thank you so much!  We want to encourage everyone to continue this practice as it is working and contributing to keeping our school community healthy.

     In the January 14, 2021 CDPH guidelines, it states, “Implement symptom and exposure screening for all staff and students at home each day before leaving for school.”  Therefore, effective Monday, March 22nd, we will shift to at home screening only.   

    An additional change that has come forward is the time frame required for quarantining students and staff when they are a close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. Ten days is now the time frame for quarantine and self-monitoring
    throughout that time frame and beyond. Self-monitoring must continue for a 14-day period so if your child is quarantined for 10-days, please be vigilant about monitoring the four additional days.   This applies only to students who are able to wear a mask at school, all day, as required.   Students who are not capable of consistently  wearing a mask will still have the 14 day quarantine period.

  •   2020-2021 New Student Enrollment

    Poway Unified New Student Enrollment opens on May 5 at 6:00 a.m. Please share with any new families in the neighborhood!
    New for the 2021-2022 school year,  New Student Enrollment for Poway Unified School District will be an on-line process. 
    Packets are completed digitally using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. (Please contact your assigned school of residence to schedule an appointment if you do not have access to a device/internet or need assistance with completing the online enrollment packet.)
     Please visit the PUSD website for directions and access to the online enrollment portal.
    We look forward to welcoming your student to our district!



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     Attendance: 1-858-485-4876 

    School Hours: 
     Arrival time Grades TK-5
     7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
    Grades K-5 Daily Schedule
    Monday -Friday, 8:00AM - 12:10PM

    Grade TK Daily Schedule  8:00-11:00 AM 

    Office Hours:
    The office is currently not open to the Public. Please call 858-674-4707 and leave a message. We will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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    OFFICE HOURS:  M- F  7:30 am- 3:00 pm
    Principal Cindy Venolia

    Highland Ranch is a school with motivated students, enthusiastic teachers, and engaged parents who come together to prepare Stallions for their future.

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