New Student Enrollment

2020-21 New Student Enrollment: New Student Enrollment begins May 12, 2020.  Due to the emergency school closures, Poway Unified School District has updated the new student enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year. While schools are closed, the enrollment process will be completed electronically. Click here enrollment: PUSD New Student Enrollment.   School Closure and COVID-19 Updates: Check out the May 14th Message.  VISIT PUSD CORONAVIRUS UPDATES PAGE  Schools and district offices will be closed until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19. There is important information regarding the end of the school year, including our decision not to physically reopen before June 11th, feedback on distance learning, graduation and promotion plans, and summer learning and childcare opportunities.


Online continuing registration for current Poway Unified School District students will reopen on June 1, 2020, at 8 a.m. for those families that missed the original deadline. 

Introducing Principal, Mrs. Raquel Katz

Dear Sundance Families and Community,  It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as your new Principal of Sundance Elementary School. I am honored to join a tight-knit community that is highly regarded for its academic excellence and innovation.  I have heard so many wonderful things about the staff, families, and students.  Your vision of creating an inclusive learning environment is aligned to my core values.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren).   For nearly seven years, I have had the pleasure of serving as Principal of Ryan STEAM Academy in San Jose, CA.  Working with my staff and families to transform our school from a traditional model to a science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) academy has been incredibly rewarding.  I love learning alongside our students -- to watch them discover, create, and design in an engaging learning environment inspires me.  Prior to being a site administrator, I was a K-5 resource teacher/instructional coach and an elementary teacher.  I have also mentored new principals both in my current district and in surrounding districts through the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and have worked for Loyola Marymount University as an instructor and university supervisor.     In my role, I believe in the power of community and connection.  One of the most important aspects of my role is fostering positive relationships with our families, staff, and students.  I want every person in our school community to know how much they are valued and how they have a special place in our hearts.  I believe in building on what’s currently in place by learning and growing together.  As your principal, I want you to know that I always value and appreciate feedback and open communication.  My door is always open and I’m just an email or phone call away.          During the summer, I will be working with Mr. Rodrigo, Ms. Gilbert, and the Poway Unified School District to ensure there is a smooth transition prior to the start of the 2020/2021 school year.  I want to thank Mr. Rodrigo for his dedication to the Sundance community and wish him the best in his future endeavors.  I look forward to meeting all of you soon!  With warm regards,    Raquel Katz Principal, Sundance Elementary   

Library OverDrive is here - eBooks for all grades at a fingertip!

Poway Unified School District is pleased to introduce a new, free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive.

Typing Agent

Recognizing the great need for students to keyboard accurately and efficiently, we've enrolled all students in an excellent online keyboarding program, Typing Agent.  This program adapts to each student's needs as it moves them through proper posture and keyboarding practice.


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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, 858-521-2800, extension 2761,

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