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Attendance and Enrollment

Kennedy High School 2020-2021 Enrollment Guide

 

If Kennedy is your School of Residence (you can check here: http://rsi.lausd.net/ResidentSchoolIdentifier/), please visit LAUSD’s online student pre-enrollment application portal: https://enroll.lausd.net/

 

This system is only for pre-enrolling students into Kennedy who are new to LAUSD; from out of state/country; matriculating from a charter/private/parochial school, have left and returned to LAUSD, and Kennedy is your School of Residence. The portal allows parents/guardians to submit pre-enrollment documents and required information to the LAUSD school of residence electronically.

 

*Please note: This portal is NOT for continuing, transferring, or matriculating LAUSD students.

 

This online pre-enrollment application portal is NOT for: Choices programs (Magnet, SAS, or Open Enrollment). If you were accepted into Kennedy under any of these programs, review the enrollment checklist to the right → and obtain the requested documents to the right. Your completed forms and copies of requested documentation (proof of residence, birth certificate, vaccine records, IEP, etc.) can be dropped off in the Main Office at Kennedy High School 8:30am to 12pm.

  

If Kennedy IS NOT your School of Residence, you may apply for a Late SAS (for gifted or high achieving students only) or Open Enrollment at:  https://apply.lausd.net/

 

If your child is interested in teaching, you can apply for the Teaching Academy at https://forms.gle/EZxFXKZZnr711snGA.

 

*No enrollment forms should be submitted in these instances until your child is approved for enrollment. Once you have been accepted into Kennedy, review the enrollment checklist to the right.

 

 

All students are expected to attend school every day and on time.

 

Perfect attendance will be awarded twice a year. Perfect Attendance is defined as zero absences, zero tardies, and zero early leaves.

Types of Absence

 Excused Absences: California E.C. 48205 provides that a student shall be excused from school when the absence is due to:

• Illness absence with a doctor’s note or authorization by school nurse or other authorized school official

• Quarantine under the direction of a county or city health officer

• Medical, dental, optometric, mental health services, or chiropractic services; verified by a written note from a doctor

• Attending the funeral of an immediate family member (e.g., mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, or

   any relative living in the immediate household of the student), 1 day within the state, 3 days outside the state

 • Illness or medical treatment during school hours of a child of whom the student is the custodial parent

 • Prior principal approval (student’s appearance in court, observance of religious holiday, etc.) 

 

Unexcused Absences: Any absences for reasons other than those listed above are not excused, and will result in the student being “classified” as truant.  

Clearing Absences

All students who are absent must submit a note (parent/guardian or medical) to the Attendance Office upon their return from an absence.  The note must include the student’s name, birth date, the date(s) of absence, the reason for the absence, parent signature, and phone number.  

Uncleared Absences:

• Office staff will conduct phone calls home requesting clearing of absences and/or

• Uncleared Absence notices will be sent home with student requesting parents/guardians to clear absences within 10 days.

 
Se espera que todos los estudiantes asistan a la escuela todos los días y puntualmente.

 

La asistencia escolar perfecta será reconocida dos veces por año.  La asistencia escolar es definida como cero faltas, cero tardanzas y cero salidas tempranas de la escuela.

 

Tipo de Ausencias

Ausencias excusadas: El código de California E.C. 48205 establece que todo estudiante justificado/a por su ausencia es debido a las siguientes razones:

Enfermedad con una nota del doctor o por autorización por parte de la enfermera escolar.

Cuarentena bajo la dirección del condado o un proveedor oficial de salud. 

Cita médica, dental, optometrista, servicios de salud mental o quiroprácticos.

Asistir el funeral de un miembro de familia ( i.e. mamá, papá, abuelo, abuela, hermano, hermana o un familiar que viva en la misma casa del estudiante), 1 día dentro del estado, 3 días fuera del estado.   

Por enfermedad o tratamiento médico del padre o tutor del estudiante. 

Aprobado por el director de la escuela (por razones de corte, observación de un día religioso, etc.)

 

Faltas no excusadas: Cualquier otra razón o motivo de falta que no esté mencionada en la parte anterior.  (En este caso el estudiante será clasificado como ausente.)

 

Aclarando Ausencias

Todos los estudiantes deben de someter una nota (por parte del papá, tutor o nota medica) a la oficina de asistencia al regresar después de su ausencia.  La nota debe de incluir el nombre del estudiante, la fecha(s) de ausencia, firma del padre/tutor y el número de teléfono. 

 

Ausencia no aclaradas

El personal de la oficina de asistencia llamará a su hogar pidiéndole que aclare este asunto y/o una nota de las ausencias no aclaradas será enviada a casa, la cual debe de regresar dentro de 10 días. 

 
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