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The vision of IUSD Student Support Services Office is to transform, assist, and empower students, families, teachers, and administrators to renew a sense of personal and community agency to thrive. We strive to ensure that students reach high academic achievement and experience wellness and success.  

Enrollment and Attendance

Inglewood Unified Launches Attendance Campaign:

Every Student. Every Day.


Attendance - Hands RaisedStudent attendance is a top priority in Inglewood Unified School District this school year. We believe academic success begins with every student attending school every day. Throughout the year, students will be recognized for Excellent and Improved attendance. Share your attendance successes and celebrations using #EveryStudentEveryDay


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Important Enrollment Forms


Why Attendance Is Important


Research shows that:

  • For every one day missed, it takes a child three or more days to catch up.
  • Children who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade.
  • Students who cannot read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school.


Compulsory Attendance Law


Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted shall attend the public full time day school or continuation school or classes for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residency of either the parent or legal guardian is located and each parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of the pupil shall send the pupil to the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residence of either the parent or legal guardian is located.


Please read It’s the Law to learn more.


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What is Excellent Attendance?


To maintain Excellent Attendance (96% or more), students must have less than 7 absences the entire school year.


Severely Chronically Absent
Chronically Absent At-Risk Excellent Perfect
Less than 87% 
87% - 90% 91% - 95% 96% - 99%  100%
24 or more absences
18 - 23 absences 8 - 17 absences 1-7 absences 0 absences


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Foster Youth Support

Foster Youth Support

Foster Students have the right to:
  • Remain in their school of origin
  • Immediate enrollment
  • Graduate under AB 167/216


If you are a Foster parent or a Foster Youth in need of:

  •  Transportation
  •  Social/Emotional support




Please ask for assistance and speak to your school’s Counselor. They will provide information where you can get the help you need.

Home Hospital Services

Any student with a temporary, short-term disability that makes attendance in regular school or an alternative education program impossible or inadvisable must receive individual instruction provided by the student's school district (Education Code 48206.3 [b][2]). Students may be recommended for Home Hospital Services by the school principal if they have a medical condition or diagnosis that prevents them from attending school. The student must have a medical letter of recommendation from a licensed physician to support the recommendation for Home Hospital Services.  The school counselor will complete the Home Hospital Referral Form and submit it to the Student Support Services / Child Welfare and Attendance Office.  If approved by the Director of Student Support Services / Child Welfare and Attendance, the student will be assigned to a Home Hospital teacher for a maximum of 5 hours of instruction per week at home, hospital or district facility. 

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Homeless Education 

1The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.
Homeless Education: McKinney- Vento
A child experiencing homelessness is guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney- Vento Act and California State Law. 
Your  child or children may have the right to:
  • Immediate enrollment in the school  they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where you are currently staying, even if you do not have all the documents normally required at the time of enrollment.
  • Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you and it is in the best interest of the child.
  • Receive transportation support to and from their school of origin, the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children, including free meals and Title I support programs.
  • Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws, as it relates to homeless children, youth, and their families.
If you are currently staying temporarily in the Inglewood Unified School District attendance area, complete the Housing Questionnaire (SHQ) by clicking HERE.
How can IUSD's Homeless Liaison Help Eligible School-aged Children and Youth?:
Students experiencing homelessness are provided with the following if needed:
  • Transportation- TAP cards to get to and from school
  • Breakfast and lunch at school 
  • Backpack and school supplies
  • School Uniform and toiletries
  • Assistance with enrollment
  • Assistance with obtaining school records
  • Referrals to school-based and community-based services (e.g.; school social work services, family counseling services, medical, dental, mental health, and social services referrals)
Free Birth Certificates for Individuals Experiencing Homeless
Under AB 1733, Californians experiencing homeless, as defined under McKinney- Vento Homeless Assistance Act, are eligible to receive at no cost, a certified record of live birth or a state- issued photo identification card (Please contact Homeless Liaison for affidavit forms).
Higher Education Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth NAEHCY offers assistance, including but but not limited to:
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth who want to attend college
  • Financial Aid Assistance
Housing Support
For questions regarding Homeless Youth Services, please contact the Project Coordinator Homeless Liaison:
Monica Hernandez
RESOURCES (linked below)


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

PBIS - photoPBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. It is a school-wide, proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. The PBIS framework is a process that focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach expectations and support positive behavior for all students. An emphasis is placed on preventing problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions.


The four critical elements of PBIS are: outcomes that support social competence and academic achievement, data that supports decision making and evaluates progress toward outcomes, systems that support staff behavior and provide structure for school-wide implementation, and practices that support student behavior by teaching, prompting and reinforcing expectation-following behavior.  PBIS implementation includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for: ALL students, ALL staff and in ALL settings. This includes individual classrooms and teachers AND non-classroom setting and related staff. 




The goal of PBIS is to create a positive school climate. A positive school climate includes: a feeling of safety, respect, engagement in learning, a shared vision and the involvement of all stakeholders (e.g. staff, students, families) in order to foster student success. PBIS is a way for schools to encourage good behavior.