Compulsory attendance laws require that parents send their children to school. The law further states that a student must attend every scheduled session of every class, even if failure is imminent. The law applies to all students until they reach 18 years old. Once a student becomes 18 years old, they become a guest at Poway High School and can be withdrawn from school if their academic progress, attendance, or behavior is not acceptable. See the Attendance Page on the PHS website for more information.
24 Hour Attendance Hotline (858) 748-7016 or email: email@example.com
A parent/guardian must contact the Attendance Hotline before 11:00 a.m. EACH DAY that their student is absent or tardy. If sending an email, please be aware that only your valid PUSD registered email will be accepted to clear any absences or tardies..
All absences and tardies must be excused within 24 hours of the absence/tardy or a consequence (e.g. detention, or denial by a teacher for assignment credit) may be issued. Once a consequence has been assigned, it will not be dismissed.
Off-Campus Pass Line (phone calls only) - (858) 748-0245 ext. 5113 - 24 hour advance notice Please call this number to request a pass if a student needs to leave early.
To avoid disruption to classes, please check your student out between periods, break, or lunch. Refer to the daily bell schedule on the website.
Students must pick up the off-campus pass at the Attendance Office either before school or during break or lunch. If a student leaves campus without a pass, it is considered a truancy.
Arriving Late to School
After 8:00 a.m. (or after 30 minutes from the start of the school day): Always check in with the Attendance Office. Students must obtain a pass from the office when arriving late, even if they arrive on campus during a passing period, break, or lunch.