On August 22, 2018, over 36,000 students headed back to school in the Poway Unified School District. While some of our campuses, like Abraxas High, Black Mountain Academy, and Valley Elementary, had already started, most of PUSD kicked off the school year on Wednesday. From a "boo-hoo breakfast" for parents and a kindergarten welcome walk to freshman welcome tunnels to rockin' first day assemblies, each school had its own unique traditions to make students and staff feel welcome. A spirit of excitement and anticipation mixed with nerves and bittersweet emotions made for an eventful first day. We asked Team PUSD to tag photos with #PUSDBacktoSchool when posting photos, and we are excited to share them with you. If you are viewing on your mobile device, turn it horizontally for the best viewing experience. You can also click on smaller photos to enlarge them. ENJOY!!!
Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps toured several campuses, including Poway High: "The first day of school is truly one of the best days of the year. It was so exciting to be out on our campuses and in classrooms as our students and staff started a brand new year. I feel so lucky to be the Superintendent of this amazing district."
The Wolverines had a Willy Wonka theme for their back to school rally
The Sundevils have an annual tradition, where students and staff form a welcome tunnel for incoming students.