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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students are responsible for making up any missed work. Parents should check their student’s attendance and grades through the online Parent Portal.
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.
All students are expected to have a minimum attendance rate of 90%. SENIORS MUST HAVE AT LEAST A 90% ATTENDANCE RATE IN ORDER TO ATTEND SENIORS PROM CELEBRATION.
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
If Lunch Detention or Saturday School is not effective, parents will be asked to come into school to shadow their students
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).
After 4 Absences, ALHS Attendance Liaisons will be contacting students and parents to improve the attendance rate.
Dan Medina: Class of 2025 Daniel_Medina@dpsk12.org
Ricardo Chavero Class of 2024 RICARDO_CHAVERO@dpsk12.org
Elycia Ramirez: Class of 2023 ELYCIA_RAMIREZ@dpsk12.org
Brianna Koljonen: Class of 2022 BRIANNA_KOLJONEN@dpsk12.org
If you have any questions regarding In- School Policies or Bell Schedule please do not hesitate to reach out.