Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my student forgot something?
If your student forgot an item or lunch, please bring it to the front office drop off table and label the item with your students name and teacher.  Please remind students when possible to pick up items at their recess, lunch or before band. To avoid classroom interruption, the office will coordinate pick up of items by students as appropriate. 

How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline (858) 487-1180 ext. 4232. 

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 (5) days or more please see our Health Tech, in the front office, at least two (2) weeks before the departure date to set up a homework contract for the student. A contract should also be used for extended illnesses. 

What is the earliest I can drop my student off at school?
The earliest you can drop-off your student to school is 8:20 a.m. when the playground opens with staff supervision.  We ask that you escort TK and K students to the classroom, especially in the beginning of the school year.  If you need before-school care, please note that ESS (Extended School Services) is available for a charge, from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

What time is pick up at Painted Rock Elementary School?
It is important that students are picked up at their dismissal time of 3:05 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursday by 1:25 pm. When it is not possible for you to pick up your student by 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?
Breakfast and lunch is provided for all students.

Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If your student has lost a sweatshirt/jacket or any other item, PRES lost and found is located near the lunch tables or at the front of the school near the character pillars.  Small items are kept in the front office.  Please be sure to check periodically, as the lost and found items are donated periodically through out the year.

What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher?
It is recommended to email your students teacher and teachers will respond in a timely manner.

What if I want to request homework for my student?
If you would like homework for a student that missed school, please contact the teacher by e-mailing them your request.

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