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 place the item on the forgotten item table outside the Health Office Door. Your student should remember to check the table for forgotten items.
How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the attendance clerk at (858) 484-8087 before 9:00 am each day the student is absent.
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 days or more please see our attendance clerk, 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 2:10 pm Mon - Wed & Friday, and by 12:30
on Thursday, 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.
Check out our ESS Website
or call 858-538-3206 for more information.
What if my student has no lunch?
Please try to avoid sending your child to school without a lunch packed from home, or without lunch money in their account. The cafeteria will allow the student to borrow a lunch and a phone call will be placed to the students home.
How do I find out how much money is left in my students lunch account?
The main office does not have access to the lunch accounts so you may call PUSD food services office at 668-2570 to get this information. Also, you can set up an account with School Lunch Payment Solutions
Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If your student has lost a sweatshirt/jacket or any other item, ABES’s lost and found is located in the red cart inside the front gate. Please be sure to check periodically, as the lost and found items are donated periodically.
What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher?
During school hours, you may call the school number and enter your student’s teachers extension (all of the teacher’s phone extensions are 31** room #, such as room 7 is 3107) and leave them a message.
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 leaving them a message or e-mailing them your request. Please wait for the teacher to respond before coming to school to pick it up.