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It you are absent, it is your RESPONSIBILITY, to make up all the work you have missed. 

You have the number of days you were absent to make up your assignments.  You must make arrangements with each of your teachers when you return to school as to when your assignments are due. 

If you are going to be absent for three or more days then ask your parent to call the Main Office for your assignments and make arrangements to pick them up.  We need 24 hours notice to allow the teachers time to respond and get your work.

Student Expectations

Student Responsibility

Every student is responsible for helping maintain a safe, orderly and educationally efficient learning environment. Students are expected to:

  • Attend school every day and be on time for every class.
  • Be prepared for class with necessary materials (binder, agenda, Hayes Card, pencil/pen, notebook), a positive attitude, and ready to learn.
  • Complete assigned class work and homework daily and to the best of your ability.
  • Bring and carry your agenda and Hayes Card at all times. Agenda must be out on your desk for every class and write your assignments/homework.
  • Wear your student ID above your waist at all times.
  • No food is allowed out of the cafeteria or at the grass field.
  • Clean up after yourself in the cafeteria.
  • Follow the dress code.
  • Resolve differences with others in a positive, non-violent way.
  • Remain drug, alcohol and tobacco free
  • Respect school property and the property of others.
  • Respect fellow students and all school staff.
  • Comply with the standards of behavior for your classroom, your school, and our district.

Hayes Tardy Policy

It is your responsibility to be on time to class. If you are not on time to class, in general, the following steps will be followed:

  • 1 tardy=1st Verbal Warning
  • 2 tardies= 2nd Verbal Warning
  • 3 tardies= Sign Accountability Card
  • 4 tardies =Teacher Contact Parent
  • 5 tardies= Office Referral > 3 day lunch detention > Teacher Contact Parent
  • 6 tardies= 5 days lunch detention > Teacher Contact Parent
  • 7 tardies= 3 days in TIPS is assigned by an Administrator


Students are expected to be good citizens. They are expected to:

  • Model and promote the pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS! (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship)
  • Respect authority, property, and the rights of others.
  • Avoid confrontation and any activity that has the potential to cause a verbal or physical conflict.
  • Maintain a safe school environment.
  • Report any/all information/circumstances related to campus safety and problems (bullying, fights, weapons, or drugs on campus).


Students are expected to attend school regularly and on time.  District policy and state law require daily school attendance for those between the ages of 5 and 18, or until graduation from high school.

If a student is absent from class, he or she should do one of the following within two days of returning to school:

  1. Bring a note to the attendance office from a parent or guardian stating the date(s) of the absence and the reason(s) for the absence.
  2. Have his or her parent or guardian call the attendance office at 265-7741 and give the date(s) of the absence and the reason(s) for the absence.
  • Habitual truants are reported to APS Attendance Office, CYFD staff, Juvenile Probation, District Attorney, Truancy Court and the State of NM.
  • APS students are considered truant at 5 unexcused absences, and habitually truant at 10 unexcused absences in a school year.
  • Absences may be excused for the following reasons, with appropriate documentation:
    • Doctor’s appointment
    • Death in the family
    • Illness
    • Medical, health or legal appointments
    • Family Emergency
    • Suspensions
    • Religious Commitment
    • Limited and extenuating circumstances approved in advanced by the principal.
  • In the event that the school has not received notification of absence by a parent for three (3) consecutive days, the school will attempt to contact the parent/guardian.
  • Intervention strategies will be provided by the school- Refer to the APS Handbook.
  • Excessive excused absences may result in further inquiry from the principal and request for additional documentation.
  • Family vacations are considered unexcused absences, and it is expected that parents will schedule vacations during the period of time when school is not in session.
  • Students who are signed out before the end of the instructional day must have written documentation of the reason (as defined under excused absences) Students who miss 50% of a class period are considered absent.
  • If you arrive late to school please sign in at the office.  If your parent is going to pick you up early they must check you out at the Main Office.  Students will only be released to people noted on the student information card.  Photo identification is required each time!

Student success in school is directly tied to attendance.  Responsibility for attending class lies with the student and support of the parent.