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Hubert H. Humphrey Handbook Information

Student success is greatly influenced by a cooperative working relationship between the home and school. There is a spirit of cooperation and progress at Humphrey and we want to share it with you. Your active support and cooperation combined with our best professional efforts will ensure academic success for ALL our children.

Please take a moment to review the Hubert H. Humphrey Handbook. As with any community, there are rules, celebrations, schedules and expectations. Our policies were designed through input from parents and teachers and adopted by HHH’s restructuring council. They reflect district policies, state mandates and instructional procedural directives.


Attendance Line: 821-4981 option 2. This number is to report absences ONLY. If you need to leave a message for school personnel, please call the main school number (821-4981, option 0) during regular school office hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

States, school districts and schools are held accountable for ensuring that all students meet high academic standards. On time, daily attendance is a critical component of this educational process, New Mexico law dictates that:

  • Students between the ages of five (5) and eighteen (18) years of age are mandated to attend public school, private school, home school or a state institution.
  • The Albuquerque Public School District reports habitual truants to the Children’s Court Liaison office and to the State of New Mexico.

Attendance Policy

  • APS students are allowed no more than 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

Review the Handbook and APS Attendance Policy for more information.

Dress Code

We subscribe to the districts and La Cueva cluster policy which is as follows:

"The Board of Education expects student dress and grooming to reflect high standards of personal conduct so that each student’s attire promotes a positive, safe and healthy atmosphere within the school. Student dress may not present a health or safety hazard, violates municipal or state law or present a potential for disruption to the instructional program. Attire or accessories, which advertise, display or promote any drug, including alcohol or tobacco, sexual activity, violence, disrespect and/or bigotry towards any group are unacceptable. Unacceptable clothing and accessories include, but are not limited to, gang-related attire, excessively tight or revealing clothes, short shorts, bare midriff, low-cut and/or off the shoulder blouses, spiked jewelry, chains, and belts with more than 2 inches excess. ‘Sagging’, or the wearing of pants below the waist and/or in a manner that allows underwear or bare skin to show, and ‘bagging’, or the wearing of excessively baggy pants with low hanging crotches are prohibited. As a matter of common courtesy and respect, hats/caps are not to be worn while inside buildings except when there is documented instructional, safety, religious or medical reasons."

In addition to the district’s policy, the Hubert Humphrey dress code includes, but is not limited to, the following prohibited items:

  • Bandanas
  • Hair net
  • Belts which hang outside of the belt loops; more than 2 inches excess
  • Bare midriff tops , halter tops, strapless or spaghetti straps ,low-cut or off the shoulder blouses
  • Fishnet clothing
  • Excessively tight or revealing clothes
  • Short shorts, skirts and dresses
  • Gang-related attire
  • Spiked jewelry
  • Chains
  • “Sagging” , or the wearing of pants below the waist and/or in a manner that allows underwear or bare skin to show, and “bagging” , or the wearing of excessively baggy pants with low hanging crotches.

Sleeveless shirts are acceptable as long as armholes are not so pronounced as to expose the chest. If an acceptable change of clothing is not available (spare T-shirts will be kept in the nurse’s office), you will be called to arrange for acceptable clothing to be brought to the school for your student. Inappropriately dressed children will wait in the administration office until their parents can be called to provide a change of clothing

Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures

Drop Off/Pick Up of students in back of school only.


Parents here are some reminders for the school year:

  • Gates open at 6:00 AM and locked at 8:55 AM.
  • Gates open again at 3:30 PM and are locked at 4:00 PM.
  • NO LEFT TURN allowed from Concordia going south into the drop-off lane.
  • All drop offs must be done from Concordia going North, right turn only.
  • Please drive slowly (5 mph).
  • Please have students enter and exit passenger side only.
  • Drop off or pickup anywhere along the green curb only.
  • Please do not pick up or drop-off at the yellow curb.
  • This area is for the day care bus only.
  • Please pull your car as far forward as possible, then let your child out.
  • You do not have to be at the front of the line before you child exits the car.
  • During Pick up we should be able to fill ten or more cars at one time.
  • Do not leave car unattended in pick-up area. This is not for parking.
  • Please do not drop-off or pick-up in front of school. This is for the school bus only.

Please respect the Duty Teachers and Staff. The staff are following the rules to keep all children safe.

Front & Back Parking Lots

  • These lots are designated for teacher, staff and handicapped vehicles only.
  • Please park on the street (Academy Hills Drive is best).
  • Please do not park in any Yellow or Red zone.
  • Please do not park in the yellow crossing areas. This area is for emergency vehicles and APS vehicles only.

Parents thank you for all your help and cooperation.