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Powell has been identified as a Program Improvement School.  Once a school has been identified, the district is required to provide students attending that school the option of transferring to another school within the district that is not identified for Program Improvement.  For your convenience, we have posted the information letter and application online. If you have any questions, please contact the principal.

Student arrival and departure

Playground supervision is not provided until 8:00 a.m. each school day.  For this reason, students are not permitted on campus before this time.  

Only those students eating breakfast at school may arrive at 7:45 a.m.  

It is expected that students leave campus at the end of their day. Because there is no after-school supervision, primary students (1st-3rd) are not permitted to wait for older brothers and sisters.  All students must be picked up or go to after-school programs at their dismissal time.



The staff at Powell is committed to providing an educational program that will benefit students. To achieve this goal, consistent attendance is essential. We ask for your support in scheduling appointments after school. It is necessary that each absence be cleared by a note or telephone call from parents. A student who is absent must bring a note from a parent explaining the specific reason for his/her absence on the first day back at school.

In case of extended illness, assignments may be requested through the main office with a one-day notice by a parent.

Students with perfect attendance will be recognized each trimester and yearly. Perfect attendance is defined as No absences, No tardies and No early checkouts.


Dress Code

At Powell school we take great pride in the way our students come to school prepared to study hard and learn each day.  We believe it is important that our students wear clothes that are suitable for learning. The Azusa Unified School District Board of Education declares that the following dress code guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:

  1. All clothing must be suitable for school - neat, clean, size appropriate, not frayed and in good repair.
  2. Clothing, jewelry, visible body art, belt buckles, and accessories shall be free of writing, pictures, or other insignia which:  (1) are crude, violent, vulgar, profane, prejudicial, or sexually suggestive,  (2) advocarte the use of drugs or alcolhol, (3) by manner of being worn, indicate or cause others to be intimidated.
  3. Clothing shall not be a health or safety issue.
  4. Hats, caps, bandannas, beanies, ski caps, or hairnets shall not be worn.
  5. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.
  6. Shoes must be worn at all times.

Emergency Information

Students may not be released from school during regular school hours unless the parent/guardian or other authorized adult picks up the child and signs him/her out in the office.

An emergency card must be on file for each student on campus. If any information changes on the card, parents should notify the office immediately. Each card needs to have at least two emergency contact numbers listed. If students are temporarily being cared for by any person other than his/her parent or legally-appointed guardian, please advise the office.

Someone must be available to pick up your child if she/he needs to be sent home from school for illness, injury or disciplinary reasons. If you move or change phone numbers, please stop by the office to update your emergency cards.


Homework serves as an important link between home and school. It reinforces what is taught in the classroom. Homework is assigned for three basic reasons:

  1. To give students opportunities to reinforce new skills that have been acquired.
  2. To let students expand class activities and encourage individualized and often imaginative and creative interests in learning.
  3. To prepare students with the adequate background for future class instruction.

THINK Together

THINK Together is an after-school enrichment program open to students in grades K-5. Students are placed in groups of 20 with a program leader to receive homework assistance, curriculum enrichment, physical activity and snack time. The THINK Together program is open until 6 p.m. daily. To ensure the effectiveness of the program, students are required to attend the program for a minimum of three hours every school day.

School lunch
Lunch & Breakfast

A menu is sent home monthly with students.  The cafeteria is open for breakfast at 7:45 am each morning.

Breakfast $1.00
Lunch $1.75
Reduced Breakfast $0.25
Reduced Lunch


Please remember to fill out a new lunch application each school year.  Applications may be picked up in the office.


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