Tulare Union High School
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FAQ

We know that you’ll have questions about our procedures and protocol, and we thank you for helping us maintain our rules and standards. Check here for the answers to the questions most frequently asked of our office personnel. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please give us a call. We’re happy to help.


How do I enroll my teen at Tulare Union High School?

We are thrilled to welcome new members to our community! Please visit our Registration page for the information about enrolling students into one of our schools. You may also download and print a copy of the registration forms and bring the completed forms, together with the required documentation, to the main office of the school the student will attend.

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Does Tulare Union offer breakfast and lunch?

We operate an excellent nutrition program at our school. Our cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch every school day for a reasonable price. We also participate in the federal free and reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. For more information or to apply for free/reduced meals, please see our Food Services page.

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What if my child requires medication during the school day?

We will administer medication in accordance with state regulations and with physician and parental approval. Please complete our medication authorization form, and bring medications in the original, labeled packaging to the front office.

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Do you provide transportation services?

We are pleased to provide our students with safe, reliable transportation to and from school each day. We consider bus riding a privilege and expect all students to adhere to the rules for their own safety as well as for the safety of others. For information about bus policies, schedules, and routes please visit our district Transportation page.

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What are the school hours?

We operate on a block schedule, so our schedule varies from day to day. Monday through Friday, school is in session from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our Friday, winter schedule, and minimum day schedules vary. Please check with the school office for the latest schedule.

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What do I need to do if my child will be absent from school?

If a student must miss school, please call the school office on the day of his/her absence. For information about attendance requirements and what qualifies as an excused absence, please refer to our student handbook.

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What if a student needs to leave school early?

A parent or guardian must sign out and pick up students at the front office. Students with a valid driving license who can drive themselves may leave campus with prior written permission from a parent/guardian and approval from the principal.

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Do you enforce a dress code at Tulare Union High School?

We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or safety hazard, violate municipal, county, or state law, or present a potential disruption of the educational process. Generally, we do not allow:

  • Spandex, stretch cotton shorts, skirts, or dresses that measure more than three inches above the top of the kneecap when in a kneeling position
  • Torn, frayed, see through, or mesh clothing—even if worn over appropriate clothing
  • Spaghetti straps or shirts and dresses with less than three inches of a sleeve
  • Clothing that exposes any part of the wearer's midsection, even if covered with or by appropriate clothing
  • Clothing with any logo, writing, symbols, or numbers that reflect violence, malicious behavior, offensive language, sexual innuendo, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or anything otherwise considered disruptive or gang related
  • Excessively baggy or large coats and sagging pants (i.e. gang-related, trench, or “goth” styles). We define "excessively baggy" as pants being bunched at the waist under a belt, or pants with a low-hanging crotch, pants that cover the feet of the wearer, or drag on the floor.
  • Non-prescription dark glasses worn on the face or head, hats, caps, or other headgear unless designated for a specific purpose
  • Exposed body tattoos and piercings (we allow up to two earrings per ear)
  • Students on school property or at any school activity to wear, possess, use, distribute, display, or sell any clothing, jewelry, bandana, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other item perceived as evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang
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May my high schooler drive to and from school?

Yes, and student parking is available with a parking permit. However, students may not drive any time during school hours—including class breaks and lunch periods. Also, students may not sit in their vehicles during the lunch period.

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