Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my student forgot something?  
If your student forgot an item or lunch, please drop it off in the main office. To avoid classroom interruption, the office will leave a message on the teacher's voicemail and your student will be sent to the office when it is convenient.

How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline (858) 538-0437

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?
If you have a planned absence of five days or more, please see Gigi Marquez in the front office as soon as possible to set up a homework contract for the student. 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 before 3:40 pm M, W, Th & F. Tuesdays are our early-dismissal day - students should be picked up before 2:00 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 child has no lunch, or I have other questions about lunch? School breakfasts and lunches are free to all students who want them this year (2021-22). To learn more about PUSD's food and nutrition policies, go to

Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If your student has lost clothing or any other item, the lost and found is located on a rack and table in the lunch area outside the MPR.  Because parents aren’t allowed on campus this year, these lost items will be displayed by the front gates several times this year. Our Foundation will also occasionally post pictures to Instagram.  Please ask your child to check for lost belongings periodically.

What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher? 
During school hours, you may call the school number. The office staff will contact the teacher(s) and leave a message on their voicemail.

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