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Handbook

For school district policies refer to the:

Student Behavior Handbook

Student Policies and Procedural Directives

Attendance

Attendance Line: (505) 836-3030.

If you know your student is going to be out for several days, please request work in advance.

Research shows that students with consistent school attendance have improved academic performance.

The Albuquerque Public School system has implemented a new attendance and truancy program, which is linked to our new computerized attendance program. This program is designed to address excessive absences, whether excused or unexcused.

Parents / Guardians should notify the school daily if their child is absent. Students will be marked excused for the following:

  • Doctor’s Appointments
  • Religious Commitments
  • Death in the Family
  • Illness
  • Family Emergency
  • Diagnostic Testing

All other absences will be considered unexcused. Please be advised the APS policy states the students are allowed no more than 10 unexcused absences per school year. This includes times when children are pulled out of school for vacations. The student and his/her guardian will be referred to the Children’s Court Liaison, if a student’s attendance rate drops below 90% in a grading period. This includes both excused and unexcused absences.

Review the complete APS Attendance Policy

Cell Phones / Personal Electronic Devices

Albuquerque Public Schools shall permit student possession of personal electronic devices on all district property and at all district sponsored activities while the student is under the supervision of district staff.  These devices shall be kept out of sight and silenced or powered off during the instructional day unless otherwise permitted by district or school procedures.  Use of personal electronic devices that disrupt the instructional day or include unauthorized use shall be prohibited.

Albuquerque Public Schools shall not be responsible for restricting, monitoring or controlling the electronic communications of students; however, it reserves the right to do so.

Review the complete Student Rights and Responsibilities

Uniform Dress Code

Truman Middle School has adopted a Uniform Dress Code policy as follows:

  • Polo shirts in any color except Red or White
  • Solid Black or Navy Blue pants