Tulare Western High School
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about our school, our FAQ page is one of the best places to look. We've provided answers to the questions we are asked most frequently. If you don't find what you need here, we're always happy to answer your questions personally. Just give us a call.


How do I register my child for school?

If you’re new to the area and want to enroll your child in our school, stop by our front office to fill out the necessary paperwork. When you come, please bring the following documents with you:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s immunization records
  • Proof of residency
  • Student’s most recent report card (if available)

See our Registration page for more information.

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Is there a bus service available?

Yes, we provide bus services to our students. We consider riding the bus a privilege and expect students to follow bus rules and behave appropriately while riding the bus.

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Can my high school student 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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What should I do if my child must be absent?

If your child must be absent from school, please call the school office at (559) 686.8751, and let us know your child’s name and the reason for the absence. When your child returns to school, please send a note explaining the absence.

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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 make sure we have a medical authorization form on file, and send the medication in its original, labeled packaging to the front office.

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Is there a dress code at Western High School?

We expect our students to dress in an appropriate manner at all times. Student dress may not present a health or a 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, 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, bandanna, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, or other item perceived as evidence of membership in or affiliation with a gang
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Will my child have access to the Internet while on campus?

Students can access the Internet for homework and school-related research from our computer lab, library, and some classrooms under the supervision of qualified school personnel. We require all students to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy, which you will find in the Student Handbook. Students are responsible for their behavior on school computer networks.

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