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Poinsettia Elementary

2445 Mica Road

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Phone (760) 331-6500

Fax (760) 930-6005

Office Hours 7:45AM - 4:00PM 

Attendance: (760) 331-6570

Access Achieve

Use Clever to access all our technology programs, including Achieve3000 and RazKids.  Use your DISTRICT Google email address (it must end with @carlsbadusd.net) and password to login.  Make sure no other users are logged into Google before accessing Clever.

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School Hours

Kindergarten / Transitional K
Early Bird K: 8:00 am - 11:23 am
Late Owls K: 9:40 am - 1:03 pm

Grades 1st - 5th
Standard Day: 8:15am  - 2:35pm
Thursday & Minimum Days:
(Grades 1st - 5th) 8:15 am -1:35pm
Kindergarten / Transitional K dismissal hours remain the same.

9/5/16 - Labor Day

11/11/16 - Veterans Day

11/21-25/16 - Thanksgiving Break

12/19/16 -1/2/17 - Winter Break

1/16/17 - MLK DAY

1/27/17 - Semester Break

2/17/17 - Lincoln's Birthday

2/20/17 - Presidents' Day

4/3-4/7/17 - Spring Break

5/29/17 - Memorial Day

Daily Bell Schedule

Campus Reminders

• No dogs on campus.

• Check the lost and found!

• If phone number or address changes, notify the front office.

• The drop-off car lane is a thru lane for drop-off/pick-up ONLY. NO PARKING. View Map

Volunteers Wanted

Poinsettia welcomes and encourages volunteers on campus! 

How to become a volunteer at Poinsettia Elementary School

1. Download, print and fill out the

Volunteer Packet

2. Attach a copy of your driver's license.

3. Turn completed packet to the front office or your student's teacher(s).

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to Poinsettia Elementary School. At PES our Panthers are proud to be a part of the Carlsbad community. Our dedicated teachers, staff and parent volunteers are passionate about your child's education. Our focus is the whole child. We believe in academic rigor as well as creative expression, social responsibility and environmental awareness. Our goal is to make Poinsettia Elementary the best education possible for your child.  Thank you for choosing to be a part of Poinsettia Elementary. - Marjorie Giordani, Principal



ALL STUDENTS – new and returning

Remember to keep a complete copy of your July or August SDGE bill.


The Annual Residency Verification for ALL STUDENTS in ALL GRADES is scheduled at the school's front office as follows:


Tuesday, August 23rd                       8:00am to 12:00pm

Wednesday, August 24th                 8:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday, August 25th                    12:00pm to 4:00pm


STEP 1: You must log in to the Parent Portal to confirm your student data for the 2016-17 school year BEFORE completing the "Residency Verification" step at school. Instructions can be found here!
These steps must be completed for each child in your family. Print/sign required documents from Parent Portal:
• Emergency Card
• Annual Residency Verification form
• Signature Verification form

You can access the Parent Portal at https://carlsbadusd.asp/aeries.net/student

STEP 2: Once you've completed your online registration, bring the required documents to "Residency Verification" at the front office.




1. Annual Residency Verification (Spanish) Form and Signature Verification (Spanish) Form available on Poinsettia website or in the school’s office.


2. TWO documents from the list below. ORIGINAL and a Copy. The original will be returned to you.


Current SDGE bill (within 30 days). Entire first page OR a copy of the “Detailed Bill” from the SDG&E website (NOT a Letter of Residency).


Current Water Bill (within 30 days). Entire first page OR a copy from the City’s website.


Final Escrow Papers – will require SDGE or Water bill within 30 days of moving in.


Current Lease Agreement with Management/Landlord’s contact information. If the lease has expired and it’s now a month-to-month lease, a letter on company letterhead from the manager/landlord indicating the parents and children are current residents is required.


3. Personal Identification


Note: Shared Housing – If the bills are in someone else’s name – call the office for more details as another form will need to be completed.



Any questions, please call the school's office at (760) 331-6500.



REGISTRATION for NEW Students 2016-2017

2016-2017 ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS:  Click here to Download



  ENROLLMENT FOR ALL GRADES:                                      

  Download the Registration Instructions listed above.

  Download all necessary documents.

  Bring complete enrollment packet in to the school office. 

  Please remember to bring the original and a copy (the original will be returned to you):

          Birth Certificate,  Utility Bill and Immunization Card.



* Placement Cards are for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten

   Early Bird 8:00-11:23am OR Late Owl 9:40am-1:03pm

     TK           English       click here to download

     TK           Español      click here to download        

     Kinder    English       click here to download

     Kinder    Español      click here to download



Any new Transitional Kindergarten students are being overflowed to either Jefferson or Buena Vista Elementary. Must enroll online first and call Poinsettia's office for further direction. 


News & Announcements


All TK and Kindergarten students are invited to the TK/K Social on Monday, August 29, 2:00-2:30pm at the Kindergarten Playground to meet their teachers!


All First Graders are invited to meet your teachers on Monday, August 29, 2:30-3:00pm. Go directly to your new classroom!


Sign up for the Panther Pulse, Poinsettia's weekly e-mail newsletter.



Early Dismissal for Grades 1st through 5th at 1:35pm.  TK and Kinder release hours remain the same.

School Event Calendar

Today: 8/24/16


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University Tuesdays

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Poinsettia Elementary School is preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society with the AVID program (acceleration via inquiry & determination). Wear your college gear on Tuesdays! And don't forget about Spirit Fridays... wear your PES spirit wear every Friday.

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