Connect 5 Bulletins


Good evening, this is Gail West, the principal of Garden Road.  
Monday, January 13th
  • X-Ploration
  • SOAR p.m.2:20 p.m. with Mrs. Roland
  • Foundation Meeting 6:00 p.m. Mainstream
 Tuesday, January 14th
  • Math Intervention for 4th/5th graders 7:10 a.m. with Mrs. Marinone
  • Running Club
 Wednesday, January 15th
  • Kindness Crew Meeting – 3rd,4th and 5th graders
  • Poway Mentors Visiting 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
  • SOAR p.m. 2:20 p.m. with Mrs. Roland
  • BOND Informational Meeting at Valley Elementary 6:30 p.m.
 Thursday, January 16th
  • GATE Testing
  • Math Intervention for 4th/5th graders 7:10 a.m. with Mrs. Marinone
  • Running Club
  • GRTV
 Friday, January 17th
  • Friday Folders
BOND Information Meetings
Garden Road Parents! The Valley Elementary PTA would like to invite you to a parent informational meeting with PUSD Superintendent, Dr. Marian Kim Phelps, and School Board President, Dr. Darshana Patel, on Wednesday, January 15th , in the Valley MPR from 6:30-8:00pm. (Valley Elementary is located near the Poway Library.)  Dr. Phelps and Dr. Patel will be discussing the new school bond measure (Measure P) that will be on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If passed, this bond measure would generate $448 million dollars to repair and upgrade the aging schools in our district by raising property taxes. 
GATE Testing
GATE testing at Garden Road will be on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
Your student is registered to take the GATE test at Garden Road Elementary School.  Our testing date will be on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  Students will be tested during the course of the school day.  Parents can help their students prepare for the test by ensuring their student is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast the morning of the test. We anticipate test results to be sent to parents in April 2020.
If you live in the Poway Unified School District boundaries and are interested in requesting a transfer to a school that is not your school of residence, you must submit a request during the transfer window of February 1 – March 31, 2020. No transfer requests will be accepted outside of this window, and no exceptions will be made. Note: if your student is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer and is moving to the next level (elementary to middle or middle to high school), he/she does not automatically move to the next school with their classmates. You must reapply for an Intradistrict Transfer. If your child is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer, his/her siblings do not automatically get into to the transfer school. You must apply for a separate Transfer for the sibling. Please click the link below for more information and frequently asked questions on transfer requests, as well as upcoming timelines for continuing student registration and new student enrollment.
More information on the new transfer process is attached.  Please read carefully.
Immunization Information for Parents,
We would like all of our families to be aware of the new immunization regulations set forth by the California Department of Public Health that were effective in July, 2019.  Parents and guardians are required to show vaccine records for all newly admitted students in TK/KN through 12th grade, students advancing to 7th grade, and any student enrolling at a new campus (i.e. elementary to middle school and/or middle to high school).  California schools are required to verify that students have received the specified number of doses for each vaccine; MMR, Varicella, DTaP, Polio, and Hep B .  Additionally, temporary and permanent medical exemptions must also meet specified criteria for any missing vaccine and/or to show proof of history of Varicella disease.  For more information about immunization dosages, frequently asked questions, and/or medical exemption requirements, please visit or contact your district resource nurse at (858) 521-2812.
If your child is missing any of the required vaccines or has a personal belief waiver that will be expiring, please provide an up-to-date immunization record at your earliest convenience to the health technician at your school site.  This will help to prevent any delays during the Spring enrollment period. 
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