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Admissions / Attendance and Dropout Recovery

Thelma Martinez

Thelma Martinez

Director

(956) 473-6272‚Äč

tmartin@uisd.net

 

Goal

Increase the District’s graduation rate through the implementation of effective dropout and instructional interventions and to ensure that all students are accurately accounted for funding purposes.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the United Independent School District’s Admissions/Attendance and Dropout Recovery Program is to provide dropout intervention services to at-risk students. Additionally, the program will recruit students who have already dropped out of school to provide them with an alternative graduation/completion path. The Department will monitor and assist campuses achieve a high Average Daily Attendance (ADA) through district/school initiatives, enforcement of the Compulsory Attendance Law (Chapter 25) and parental involvement.

Program Components

  • Prevention initiatives to assure that students do not fall behind academically
  • Interventions to help students who have fallen behind academically
  • A collaborative approach to support students and their families facing multiple barriers to educational success
  • School environments that are safe and nurturing to both students and their families
  • Communication of the Dropout Prevention/Reduction efforts to the public
  • Accountability systems to assure that students graduate from high school.

Admissions

The United Independent School District welcomes all school-age students into the district. Information regarding registration is available through all of our campus registrars or by calling the Office of Admissions. An eligible student must reside within the boundaries of the district and is enroll to the corresponding school by clicking here to locate their school, address and phone number. The district uses an online registration system called Tyler SIS Parent Portal for new and returning students. Information regarding assistance in using the parent portal is available through our website or by contacting your campus registrar.

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Attendance

United Independent School District currently has forty (40) district attendance officers which includes two (2) Juvenile Court Coordinators that are assigned with a Justice of the Peace Court. The district attendance officers serve all of our campuses in enforcing the Texas Compulsory Requirements and assisting parents whose child has attendance issues. They also assist the campuses achieve their Average Daily Attendance and confirming student residence in district boundaries. The attendance officers also play an integral role in intervening on behalf of a student who has already dropped out of school or is at risk of dropping out.

Contact Information

For questions pertaining to Compulsory Student Attendance, Admissions Procedures or Interventions for at-risk drop out students, contact Thelma Martinez at (956) 473-6272 or tmartin@uisd.net.

Staff

Name Position Email Phone
San Juanita Llamas-Amador Family Services Coordinator sjamador@uisd.net (956) 473-8772
Peter Arredondo Admissions Coordinator petera89@uisd.net (956) 473-6487
Jesse Perusquia Attendance Specialist jperusquia@uisd.net (956) 473-6281
Gloria Morales Admissions Clerk gsali41@uisd.net (956) 473-6441
Rachel Flores Admissions Specialist raflores@uisd.net (956) 473-6323
Olga Garza Admissions Specialist olga.garza@uisd.net (956) 473-6342
Danny Mendoza Admissions Specialist dcmendoza@uisd.net (956) 473-6489
Lorena Meza Admissions Specialist lmeza41@uisd.net (956) 473-6318
Cynthia Guerra Itinerant Registrar cynthia.guerra@uisd.net (956) 473-6237
Krystal Tobias Itinerant Registrar krystal.tobias@uisd.net (956) 473-7349
Ramiro Hernandez Court Coordinator rhern80@uisd.net (956) 523-4832
Ana Ostiguin Court Coordinator aostiguin@uisd.net (956) 523-5357

 

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