In-School Policies & Bell Schedule 2022-23

At Abraham Lincoln High School, we believe that loss of instructional time equals loss of learning and increases the chances that a student will underperform in, or fail, a class or classes. As part of our mission to foster an environment of high expectations that will empower students to reach their full potential, we have set a 90% attendance goal for all students, and the expectation that students attend every class. 

Automatic phone calls and emails & Text Message Notification

Automatic phone calls, emails and texts will be made to the phone number and email on record to inform parents/guardians when a student misses a class, has Saturday School, or In-School Detention.

In Addition, Parents will get notified if their student arrives late from Off-Campus lunch.

Cell Phone Policy

As our phones have become a part of our everyday life, our students need to limit the amount of phone usage during class, or teachers’ lessons. Students are allowed to use their phones during passing periods while walking to their next class, lunch, or during non-class periods. If students demonstrate a consistent pattern of phone usage during class, parents will be called to meet with an administrator to arrange a “phone drop-off/pick-up” before and after school.

*Phones are not to be a replacement for student Chromebooks during class. Every student has been provided with a Chromebook at the beginning of the year. We have extra computers in the Library if needed.

*Phone calls to students from parents/guardians during instructional time should be made to the main office at 720-423-5000

Grading Policy

Abraham Lincoln High School utilizes a continuous grading practice. Grades are updated weekly by Friday morning. Students and parents should check the Student Portal and Parent Portal regularly for up-to-date information on grades and attendance. Progress reports will also be mailed to the address of record every 6 weeks. Weekly Grades are sent to parent’s email and Students DPS email.

Student Dress Code:

We have high expectations for our students and believe that all of our students have the opportunity to attend college and access a good career when they graduate from Lincoln.  Students must learn in a safe environment and we will enforce our dress code strongly.

The following are our dress code expectations:

It is highly recommended students wear Abraham Lincoln shirts.  Each student will receive a Lincoln shirt during registration and we will have shirts available to purchase.  In addition, it is recommended that students wear navy, white, gray shirts/tops. Students can wear Lincoln Lancer baseball hats, and we will have them available for purchase.

  No red shirts, pants, shorts, shoes, shoe laces, belts.

  • No bandanas of any color
  • Shirts and tops must cover stomach and be worn appropriately-no midriff tops
  • Shorts and skirts length must not be shorter than the ends of your fingertips when are down and standing straight
  • No hats or beanies can be worn, except for Lincoln Lancer hats
  • No trenchcoats

Every Wednesday is College Day and we encourage all students and staff to wear a college shirt of their choice.  

Every Friday is Lancer Pride Day and we expect all students and staff to wear Lincoln gear.

Students will be given the opportunity to dress appropriately everyday, if students choose to not support our dress code, a phone call will be made to the parent/guardian and the student will be asked to wear clothes that are within our dress code policy.

 In-School Detention

In-School detention is assigned to students if they demonstrate a consistent pattern of inappropriate behavior in school, or does not comply with the in-school policies All students follow.

In-School detention will be assigned to students during their Lunch Period. Lunch Detention will run from Monday-Friday. Parents will be notified the Friday before if their student has been assigned In-School Detention. Students will report to Room 119 where lunch will be provided and students can work on School work. The Cell Phone Policy is active during In-School Detention.

Lunch Periods

Period 4 Lunch: Off-campus lunch is only for 11 & 12th grade students.

Period 6 Lunch: Closed campus for grades 9th & 10th.

Students can earn off-campus lunch once a student has earned Junior Level (Grade 11) credits. Just because a student is in their third year of high school, they still need to show they have earned Junior Level credits.

After 4 Lunch tardies, students will have Saturday School and parents will be notified via text, email and Phone call.

Makeup work Policy

Students are responsible for making up any missed work. Parents should check their student’s attendance and grades through the online Parent Portal.

Partial Absences
  • Parents need to contact the school when a student needs to leave early. Contact the Attendance office at 720- 423-5000 then press 2.
  • No student will be permitted to leave the building with parent consent. 

ALHS does not approve any early leaves, nor is the school responsible for accommodating individual travel plans by giving early final exams, etc. The absences and any missed work will count against the student, and since it is the end of the grading period, they will not have an opportunity to make up the work.

Saturday School

Every Saturday from 8am-11am students will have the opportunity to utilize Saturday School to recuperate tardies and absences from the previous week. Saturday School is mandatory for students assigned Saturday school.

Students will be assigned to Saturday School for the following reasons

  • Absences from class
  • 4 tardies form Lunch
  • 6 tardies to class
  • Disciplinary Actions during Class

If Lunch Detention or Saturday School is not effective, parents will be asked to come into school to shadow their students

Tardy Policy

If your student is tardy your student must enter the main doors and proceed to the main hallway. They are to check-in at the table that is designated to their grade level, where they will provide their full name and student ID number. They are to proceed to class right after and their tardy will be documented. If a student arrives after 8:25 a.m. They will proceed to the welcome center to have their tardy documented there. Parents will get notified if their student arrives late from Off-Campus lunch. Off-campus lunch is only for 11 & 12th grades students and can be taken away as a privilege if tardies continue.

After 6 tardies students will be assigned Saturday School and parents will be notified via text, email and Phone call.

Please help support us to ensure all students are in school and arrive to class on time. We will share what actions will be taken to enforce students’ accountability in a few days. If you have any questions or concerns around attendance or tardies, please contact Bryan Sanchez (Dean of Student Services) or Daniel Medina (Attendance Liaison).

Attendance Liaisons

Photo Name Title Department Email Phone
Elizabeth Folgar Attendance Liaison Attendance
Leslie Gonzalez 11th Grade Attendance Liaison Attendance 720-423-5030
Lancer headshot Daniel Medina Attendance Liaison | Head Softball Coach Support Staff, Attendance 720-423-5063

After 4 Absences, ALHS Attendance Liaisons will be contacting students and parents to improve the attendance rate.

Grade 9: Dan Medina:

Grad 10 Elizabeth Folgar

Grade 11:

Grade 12:

Behavioral Team

Photo Name Title Department Email Phone
Lancer headshot Chad Cook Student Advisor Behavioral team
Ray Lopez Student Engagement Liaison / Student Advisor Support Staff Behavioral team, Support Staff, Student Services 720-423-5242
Simon Martinez Dean of Culture Support Staff, Student Services, Behavioral team 720-423-5088

If you have any questions regarding In- School Policies or Bell Schedule please do not hesitate to reach out.


Noel Nieves

Assistant Principal