Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my student forgot something?  

Bring lunches to the office and the student can pick it up during their lunch period. Please remind them to check in the office if they ever forget their lunch.

How do I inform the school when my student is absent?

When your child is absent, please call the attendance hotline (858) 487-2059

What if my student is tardy?

Students arriving late to school must come to the main office to record their late arrival.
Please remember – Tardy students walking into class impacts the learning environment for everyone. They also miss the daily instructions. Please be on time. 

What are OCIS Contracts?

OCIS = Off Campus Independent Study contract.
Should there be a planned absence of five days or more please pick up a contract in front office, as soon as possible to set up homework for the student. A contract should also be used for extended illnesses. A minimum of five days is required to set up an OCIS Contract.

How late can my student remain on campus after school?

School ends at 1:45 PM Daily. It is important that students are picked up before 2:00 pm Monday- Friday as there is no supervision after this time. 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 until 6:00 pm.

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. My School Bucks 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, WWES lost and found is located in the breezeway by the Library. Please be sure to check periodically, as the lost and found items are donated to charities several times per year (thank you to a volunteer parent).

What if I want to talk to my student’s teacher? 

Sending an email to the teacher is a fantastic way to request a time that works for both you and the teacher.

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 by e-mailing them.

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