Frequently Asked Questions

ATTENDANCE HOTLINE: (858) 673-3967

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 and complete a drop off notice. To avoid classroom interruption, the office will deliver the drop off notice and your student will be notified to come ot the office and pick up the item.
How do I inform the school when my student is absent?
When your child is absent, please call the Attendance Hotline at (858) 673-3967 which is available 24 hours a day.  Leave the following information :
  • Child's name (Please spell the name)
  • Date of absence
  • Reason for absence
  • Your relationship to the child
  • Contact information
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 school days or more please call the Health/Attendance Assistant, (858) 673-5514 ext. 4202, in the front office, as soon as possible to set up a homework contract for the student [At least 5 days prior]. A contract should also be used for extended illnesses.  A minimum of one week is required to set up an OCIS Contract.
How late can my student remain on campus after school?
It is important that students are picked up at 2:20/2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday at 12:50/1:00 p.m. as there is no supervision after-school. When it is not possible for you to pick up your student by 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. Your child will be provided a lunch from the cafeteria and parents will be required to pay the cafeteria back.
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. Also, you can set up an account with My School Bucks.
Where are the lost and found items kept on campus?
If your student has lost a sweatshirt/jacket or any other item, TBKES lost and found cart is located right inside the front gate.  Please be sure to check periodically, as the lost and found items are donated periodically. 
What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher? 
The best way to contact your student’s teacher is through email. Please see the staff contact listing.
What if I want to request homework for my student?
If you would like homework for a student that missed school, please email your student’s teacher.
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