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 coordinate to deliver items to students as appropriate.

How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline (858) 487-1180 ext. 4232. 

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 (5) days or more please see our Health Tech, in the front office, at least two (2) weeks before the departure date to set up a homework contract for the student. A contract should also be used for extended illnesses. 

What is the earliest I can drop my student off at school?
The earliest you can drop-off your student to school is 8:30 am when the playground opens with staff supervision.  We ask that you escort TK and K students to the classroom, especially in the beginning of the school year.  If you need before-school care, please note that ESS (Extended School Services) is available for a charge, from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

How late can my student remain on campus after school?
It is important that students are picked up before 3:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and on Thursday by 1:45 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 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 school will provide a supplemental lunch, in events where a child does not have food to eat. However, this is meant to be used on those rare occasions when no other source is available.

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 (858) 668-2570 to get this information. The Poway Food and Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a new computerized point of sale (POS) system. MySchoolBucks will provide you with new and improved features for managing your child’s school meals account.

Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If your student has lost a sweatshirt/jacket or any other item, PRES lost and found is located near the lunch tables or at the front of the school near the character pillars.  Small items are kept in the front office.  Please be sure to check periodically, as the lost and found items are donated.

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 (see the Staff Contact listing for extensions) and leave them a message.  It is recommended to send an email as well.  Teachers will respond in a timely manner.

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.

It is the goal of the Poway Unified School District that this website is accessible to all users. You can view our accessibility statement here.  Please contact our Web Administrator for any accessibility issues at

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, 858-521-2800, extension 2761,

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406