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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

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.


Daily Bell Schedule


See Our New CA School Dashboard!

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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CUSD Parent Portal

School Safety

Mrs. Giordani is our site administrator responsible for school safety at Poinsettia Elementary.


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.

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

Welcome to Poinsettia Elementary School. 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


The 2018-19 ONLINE REGISTRATION window is open for NEW incoming students.

Grades Kindergarten through 5th.

Transitional Kinder: See Aviara Oaks Elementary School for details


1st Step:  Immunizations must be up-to-date prior to registration or you cannot pass "Go".  

Special Note: Early check of immunization records is provided at the school's health office prior to registration.


2nd Step: Submit the online enrollment for your student here

Download, complete and attach the following forms to your registration packet:

Declaration of Residency

Signature Verification of Receipt of Documents/Release of Information 

Directory Information Opt-Out form **optional** (forms available at the school's office)


For NEW Kindergarten download and complete these additional forms:

Kindergarten Questionnaire and Kindergarten Drawing Sample


3rd Step: Bring the Online Registration application along with registration documents to the appropriate Registration date:


Kindergarten Registration:

Thursday, April 26, 2018  2:00-5:00pm

Friday, April 27, 2018  3:00-5:00pm


For Grades 1st-5th:

Completed registration packets will be accepted starting May 1.


Before and After School Care

Before and After School care is provided by the Carlsbad Education Foundation. Please contact them directly at (760) 929-8700. Applications may be obtained through their website https://www.carlsbaded.org/



Early Dismissal for Grades 1st through 5th at 1:35pm. 

TK and Kinder release hours remain the same.

Attendance Counts!


School Event Calendar

Today: 4/26/18


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Character Trait

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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 and Code of Conduct

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