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Attendance Office

Ms. Alcaraz, MSW

Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) Counselor

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As your Pupil Services & Attendance Counselor, I am available to help improve individual & school-wide student attendance by assisting students experiencing difficulties due to social/emotional, home and community barriers. Please contact me for attendance related questions or

concerns.

Attendance Office

M-F 7am-3:30pm

(323) 826-2329

Como su Consejera de Asistencia y Servicios Estudiantiles, estoy disponible para ayudar a mejorar la asistencia de estudiantes individuales y de toda la escuela ayudando a los estudiantes que tienen dificultades debido a barreras sociales/emocionales, del hogar, y comunitarias. Por favor contactame para preguntas relacionadas con la asistencia o preocupaciones. 

Oficina de Asistencia

Lunes-Viernes 7:00am-3:30pm

(323)826-2329

Tardy Procedures

Students who are late to school must obtain a pass to class from the front desk.  Students should bring a note from a parent/legal guardian to clear the tardy. The third unexcused tardy, 30 minutes or more, is considered truancy and will be handled according to state truancy laws.

Excessive tardies will result in disciplinary action.

Student Attendance Review Team (SART) intervention

Students who refuse to attend school regularly and have received truancy letters 1 and 2 are subject to a SART meeting with the PSAC, counselor, teachers and administration. Parents are mandated to attend with 2 week notice. After signing contract, parents are responsible for ensuring their student attends school. 

If attendance does not improve, student and their family can be mandated to attend a panel for one last intervention before being 

GENERAL ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

Students should have less than 7 absences in a school year in order to have excellent attendance. 

When a student is absent from school:

Notes from parents/guardians explaining reasons for absences are REQUIRED for every absence. Notes must be submitted to the Attendance Office within 2 days of the absence. Notes should include student's full name, birthdate, reason for absence, parent's/guardian's name and phone number. Notes do NOT erase absences. 

When a student arrives late to school:

Parents/guardians do not need to call the school for a student arriving late to school. A note as listed above can accompany the student for any excused tardy. 

 

9th grade attendance predicts income as adults

Maintaining good attendance can result in high school diploma and better preparedness of students. The chart below shows that 9th graders with less than 4 absences in a school year are more likely to graduate in 4 years. Students with more than 9 absences encounter more challenges toward graduating on time. 

Huntington Park High School celebrates students with excellent attendance

We care about students' attendance at Huntington Park High School. Spartans who attend school regularly and are at the 96% goal earn a certificate every 25 days. 

hphs iMPROVED THEIR SCHOOL-WIDE ATTENDANCE IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Below is percentage of students at Huntington Park High School who were considered chronically absent by the end of the school year. A reduction in percentage means HPHS is improving their chronically absent data through interventions. 

 

GRADE

School Year

2016-2017

School Year

2017-2018

Reduced % = Improvement

9

30.7%

29.0%

-1.7%

10

28.0%

29.4%

1.4%

11

27.2%

24.6%

-2.6%

12

26.7%

18.5%

-8.3%

Below are the percentages of students at Huntington Park High School who were considered to have excellent attendance by the end of the school year (7 absences or less). An increase in percentage means HPHS is improving their excellent attendance data through interventions. 

 

GRADE

School Year

2016-2017

School Year

2017-2018

Increased % = Improvement

9

51.0%

53.9%

2.9%

10

50.5%

55.3%

4.8%

11

54.4%

55.9%

1.5%

12

53.2%

62.6%

9.4%

school Attendance information for parents

Tips for Parents

  • Create morning and evening routines
  • Schedule all appointments during non-school hours
  • Post school calendars and schedules in a visible place
  • Plan family vacations on non-school days only
  • Schedule appointments after school, on days off, or have your child attend school after or before appointments
  • Help your child develop a positive attitude toward school by encouraging him/her to participate in school activities
  • Communicate with your child's teachers and academic counselor

Excused Absence

  • Illness of student
  • Student’s Doctor or
  • Dental Appointments 
  • Student’s court appearance
  • Bereavement of an Immediate Family Member (1 DAY within the state or 3 DAYS outside of the state)

Unexcused absence

  • Illness of relative
  • Personal business
  • No one to bring or
  • pick up child from school
  • Student working        
  • Car problems
  • Oversleeping
  • Vacation  

NEW ENROLLEE'S

New enrollee's who are interested in attending Huntington Park High School and are within our zone of choice area, can print out the zone of choice application, fill it out and bring it to the attendance office. This can be done Monday through Friday between school operation hours 7am-4:30pm.