Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District

Child Welfare and Attendance

Our district is committed to helping students stay in school and graduate by providing a safe, caring environment. Increasing student attendance is crucial to improving academic achievement. We focus on academic excellence to prepare our students to be responsible members of our diverse global society. Together parents, students, school staff, and community members work toward a common vision of graduation for all students.

Research shows:

  • Missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month, and that’s known as chronic absence.
  • Chronic absenteeism is one the strongest predictors of dropping out of high school, even more than suspensions and test scores.
  • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

Parents: You are responsible for your child's school attendance. Let the school know if your child is out of school and give a legitimate reason for any absence.  Be sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day. Download TJUHSD application to review student grades, attendance, activities, and stay engaged.

Students: If you miss school, you miss out on opportunities to learn how to become a good citizen, build lasting friendships, and develop the skills and attitudes needed to become a valued employee.

Child Welfare and Attendance Staff

Your school and district staff are here to help you.

District Office Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator
(559) 687-7400 Ext. 245

Lupe Aguilera


Mission Oak Attendance Office
(559) 687-7308 Ext. 2027

Johanna Ayon

Lisa Bettencourt


Tulare Western Attendance Office
(559) 686-4193

Carol Alvarez

Lisette Carlos


Tulare Union Attendance Office
(559) 686-4761

Alejandrina Elizalde

Kimberlie Mendoza


Tech Prep/Countryside High School
(559) 687-7400

Rosario Ceja


Accelerated High School
(559) 687-7303

Valerie Valencia


Sierra Vista Charter High School
(559) 687-7384

Jackie Mederos