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Attendance Information

Attendance Hotline: (858) 679-9343

School Year Office Hours: Mon - Fri from 8 - 4 pm M, T, Th, F,  8 - 2:30 Wed. 
ATTENDANCE HOTLINE ~ (858) 679-9343...Available 24 hours a day
ATTENDANCE EMAIL - [email protected]

Please remember to call the attendance hotline at 858-679-9343 each day your student is absent from school. The absence hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Leave a detailed message with your child's name, teacher's name, and reason why your child is absent.  PLEASE do not call the office to report routine absences - use the hotline!

When your child has a medical appointment, please send a note to the office.  This will be documented as an excused absence. 

If your child has a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, call the absence hotline 858-679-9343 or the office at 858-391-1514 and office staff will get back to you about the protocol to return to school.

Student Tardies - Any students who are tardy after the 9:00 bell MUST check in at the office.



Because we value every minute available to students for learning, Creekside Elementary School believes it is very important that students arrive to school on time and attend school every day unless they are sick, have a doctor’s appointment, or attending to a family emergency. If children are absent for any reason, their parents need to call our attendance hotline (858-679-9343) each day the child is absent. If the child went to a doctor’s appointment, it is best to bring a note from the doctor’s office for the school files.

Although this happens rarely, students who are absent without a valid excuse three times in one school year are considered truant. When this happens, a truancy letter is sent to the parents and a copy is forwarded to the Poway Unified School District Student Discipline and Attendance Office. If a formal notification is made three times, the student and his or her parents are referred to the District School Attendance Review Board (SARB), which has the authority to refer the student to the juvenile justice system.

The purpose of this notification is to provide full disclosure about the legal responsibility all parents have to make sure their children attend school on time, every day. Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to provide your children with the finest education.