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Handbook Essentials


APS students are allowed no more than 4.5 unexcused absences per semester, and no more than 10 unexcused absences per school year. The parent/guardian must notify the school each day that the student will be absent, in accordance with the notification procedure established by the school.

Absences may be excused for the following reasons, with appropriate documentation:

  • Doctor’s appointment
  • Death in the family
  • Religious commitment
  • Illness
  • Family Emergency
  • Diagnostic testing
  • School or College Visit

When your child enrolls at Los Padillas, it is essential that they attend school ALL DAY and EVERY DAY! School starts at 8:05 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m.

Please notify the office by phone (877-0108, ext. 52400), in writing, or in person if your child is absent; however, this does not excuse the student’s absence.

If your child is tardy, they will check in inside the school office and receive a pass to go to class. Walk your child into the school and bring them to the Office. Please do not drop your child off at the sidewalk.

You will receive a telephone call from the APS SchoolMessenger automated system informing you that your child is absent which is generated by the teacher taking attendance. Corrections to the tardy will be made later in the morning. SchoolMessenger phone calls are computer generated and occur even if you’ve called to report your child’s absence.

If you need to check your child out of school early for doctor’s appointments or family emergency, you will sign them out in the office. The office will call your child’s classroom to have them come to the office ready to go home.

Dress Code

Los Padillas Elementary School Dress Code Information

Los Padillas Elementary School follows all Albuquerque Public Schools Dress Code Policies. Previously, parents of the school community voted to implement LPES as a uniform school. The specifics are listed below.

  • Students can wear any color polo shirt.
  • Students must wear pants with no fashionable holes in them.
  • Students must wear closed toe shoes.

La escuela primaria Los Padillas sigue todo reglamento de las escuelas públicas de Albuquerque acerca del uso de uniformes escolares. En años pasados, la comunidad de padres de Los Padillas votó para implementar el uso de uniformes escolares consistentes. La información que se comunicó fue la siguiente.

  • Los estudiantes pueden usar camisas tipo polo de cualquier color.
  • Los estudiantes deben usar pantalones que no tengan agujeros de moda
  • Los estudiantes deben usar zapatos cerrados

To support this procedure, LPES provides assistance with uniforms for families.

Para asistir la implementación de este procedimiento, la escuela Los Padillas provee asistencia a familias quienes necesiten uniformes escolares.

For more specific information regarding district dress code policies please click on the link below.

Para más detalles acerca de los reglamentos de vestimenta y uniformes escolares por favor seleccione el enlace debajo.

Student Drop-off/Pick-up

Drop Off and Pick Up Lane (only off of Jensen Rd. by YDI):

  • Vehicles must use the student drop off/pick up lane. This is a One Way lane. Enter on Jensen Rd. Vehicles must pull to the curb on the right-hand side of the lane. Students must exit right to the curb and not in the traffic lane.

Parking Space Drop Off and Pick Up

  • Once your child(ren) have left or entered your car your vehicle may leave the curb and go forward and exit the drop off/pick up lane. Pay attention to the school staff members who are directing traffic for the safety of all Los Padillas’ children.

  • If you choose to park your vehicle, you may park in the parent parking lot that enters and exits on Los Padillas Road. Adults need to exit the car when dropping off or picking up children. For the safety of our students no child(ren) will be allowed to walk unsupervised to or from your parked vehicle. Parents must walk children to and pick them up by the school building.