•   District Communications

    Continuing Student Registration runs from April 1st - 30th.

    We must receive a completed digital packet for all returning students. This will allow for proper placement of your student for the 2021-2022 school year. This annual digital process allows a family to complete one single “family” packet instead of completing one packet per student. Packets can be completed using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. See the District Continuing Student Registration Page

    2021-22 New Student Enrollment 

    Begins May 5th for all grades (TK-5) 
    Please continue to monitor 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:
    Check out PUSD’s website for more information. 


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

    School Closure and COVID-19 Updates:  PUSD CORONAVIRUS UPDATES  

    Do you or someone you know have a three or four year old student looking for a Preschool?  Please see the registration and “about us” flyer for an opportunity to enroll in PUSD Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year.  The  registration window opens on March 15th!  Preschool Registration Flyer  |  Preschool Flyer

  •   New Student Information


  •   School Reopening Plan for Learning, Health and Safety

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

  •   Character Counts for March-April 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.

     March and April’s Character Trait is Caring.  Click here for these months’ newsletter and activity to foster caring with your family.

     Be Safe.  Be Kind.  Be Responsible.  Stay Stallion Strong!

     Mrs. Venolia

    Your Principal

  •   Online Continuing Registration

     In preparation of this process, now is the time to confirm that you know your parent login username and password. This information will be needed to complete the registration packet. Please take a moment and ensure you can log into If you do not know your username and/or password, you can visit to retrieve your login credentials. 
    New for the 2021-2022 registration, families will be requested to select the Learning Platform desired for each of their students. There will be five different options for PUSD families to choose from. The options include: 

    • On-Campus (TK-12)
    • Virtual Connect Academy (K-8)
    • Poway Virtual Courses (9-12)
    • Poway Home Education Program (TK-8)
    • New Directions Independent Study (6-12)
    Information on these different options can be found on our website here, including a recording of our recent informational meeting to view at your convenience and the slides from the presentation.
    Please email Amy Yamasaki @  as soon as possible if you do not plan to return to PUSD for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you for your attention to this important process. 

  •   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

    New Student Enrollment for all Grades will start May 5th.  Go to this link for directions.

    Poway Unified - Enrollment and Continuing Student Registration Information (


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     Attendance: 1-858-485-4876 

    School Hours: 

     Session "A” arrival time
     7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
    “A” Schedule Daily Schedule, Monday -Friday, 8:00AM - 10:35AM
     Session “B” arrival time 
    11:20 AM - 11:35 AM
    “B” Schedule Daily Schedule, Monday -Friday, 11:35AM - 2:10 PM

    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

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