Welcome to the No Excuses University at Los Penasquitos Elementary School

Attendance Hotline: (858)-672-9387


Please remember to call the attendance hotline each day your student is absent from school.

When your child has a medical appointment, please send a note to the office to clear the absence or tardy.


Because we value every minute available to students for learning, Los Penasquitos 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 are attending to a family emergency. If children are absent for any reason, their parents need to call our attendance hotline (858.672.9387) 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 then 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.

Office Hours ~ Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Phone ~ 858-672-3600