Absence Procedure

Staying home when you are sick is one of our best ways to fight COVID-19. Keeping sick children and children who are exposed to COVID-19 away from others helps stop the spread of the virus to other children, staff, and the surrounding community. Parents and guardians can use the COVID Decision Chart  to understand when their child can attend school, youth programs, and child care during COVID-19.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:  

New Student Information


School Reopening Plan for Learning, Health and Safety

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

District Communications

District Reopening Information: View the Reopening Updates here Informacion de Reapertura 01-11-2021School Closure and COVID-19 Updates:  PUSD CORONAVIRUS UPDATES  

Return to School 2021

We hope you all had a safe and happy Holiday Break. As a reminder, because we are being cautious, we will be returning to school on January 4th virtually for all, even if you are an in-person student.  Your classroom teacher has been in contact with you to provide information on what these first two weeks of learning in January will look like for your child.   All in-person students will return to in-person learning on January 19th.  VLA students will continue their learning day as before.Don’t forget that January 18th, Martin Luther King Holiday, is a non-student day for everyone.  If your child is an on-campus student and is ill during the weeks of virtual learning, please call our attendance hotline to report any illness so we can determine the appropriate date for his/return to school.  Here’s the attendance hotline number.   1-858-485-4876 Be safe. Be kind. Be responsible. Be Stallion Strong!  See you on February 1st! 

Character Counts for January-February 2021

January and February’s Super Power: Fairness “That’s not fair!!” Sound familiar? It’s commonly heard from people of all ages. We often think of situations that put us at a disadvantage as “unfair.” Although some decisions are clearly unfair, the fact is that there is usually more than one fair choice.  

The Academy at Meadowbrook Middle School

Parents of 5th Grade Students: Please come to an informational meeting at Meadowbrook Middle School regarding the The Academy at Meadowbrook. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. via zoom. Please see attached flyer. For further information, please visit the Academy  


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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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