Student Support Services
Enrollment and Attendance
Every Student. Every Day.
Student 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
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.
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
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|
For more resources: www.attendanceworks.org
Foster Youth SupportFoster Students have the right to:
If you are a Foster parent or a Foster Youth in need of:
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]). 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.
The 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:
If you are currently staying temporarily in the Inglewood Unified School District attendance area, complete the Student 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:
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:
For questions regarding Homeless Youth Services, please contact the Project Coordinator Homeless Liaison:
RESOURCES (linked below)
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
What is PBIS?
PBIS 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.