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Enrollment at WESM

For enrollment, see Magnet Office here for enrollment process and documentations needed for enrollment.

Withdrawal from WESM

For withdrawal, a parent/legal guardian must authorize a student’s withdrawal from WESM. Withdrawal forms are to be completed in the Attendance Office. Students who are withdrawing from WESM should have all their textbooks ready to turn in.

Early Release of Student

In the event a student needs to leave school for a medical/dental appointment or other justifiable reason during school hours, a parent/legal guardian/person on the emergency card can check the student out in person in the Attendance Office. Please have a photo ID ready to show staff. District policy restricts classroom interruptions the first and last 10 minutes of a class period. Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated.

Students who leave campus without checking out through the Attendance Office will be marked truant.

Tardy Policy and Procedures

We believe tardiness has a direct correlation to poor student performance and is detrimental to the total learning environment. A student is considered tardy when he/she is not in his/her seat when the tardy bell rings. Any unexcused tardy in excess of 30 minutes, may count towards truancy.

Delayed LAUSD school bus: Students will need to sign into the Attendance Office and receive an excused delayed school bus tardy pass to class.

Unexcused tardies and excessive use of parent/legal guardian tardy notes will result in intervention by the school.

Students allowed to leave a classroom by the teacher must carry a school hall passes and have a current school ID card. A student out of class, for any reason, without a pass may be marked tardy or truant.

Tardy sweeps will be conducted randomly throughout the day.

The consequences for tardies will be progressive and occur as follows:

    *Automated Phone Call
    *Student Conference
    *Parent Conference
    *Referral to PSA Counselor
    *Privileges to attend school activities may be suspended depending on the number of tardies.

Main Office & Attendance Office

Welcome to WESM's Main Office & Attendance Office located in the Administrative Building (Rooms A-2 and A-7).

Please visit this office for:

  • General Information about the school
  • Appointments with the principal
  • Registration and enrollment
  • To clear student absences

Attendance Policy and Procedures

School Attendance: A Guide for Parents Click here.

The WESM student attendance goal is for all students to maintain a 96% or higher attendance rate. This means no more than 7 absences in a school year.

Students must turn in an absence note from the doctor, the court, or the parent/legal guardian to the Attendance Office on the day of return from the absence.

Automated phone calls are sent daily to notify parents/legal guardians of absences, tardies, and early leaves. Parents/legal guardians are expected to contact the Attendance Office when they are notified of an absence, tardy, or early leave without their permission.

The excessive use of parent/legal guardian notes may result in the school requesting additional documentation for all future absences. Unexcused absences may be considered truancies.

LAUSD mails families a Notice of Truancy letter when students have 3 or more unexcused absences, period absences and/or tardies in excess of 30 minutes.

Students with excessive absences or chronically absent will be referred for further intervention, which may include a referral to the school site Student Attendance Review Team (SART), the School Attendance Review Board (SARB), and court.


Main Office

Ms. Terri Grinner, Principal


Ms. Blanca Hernandez, Main Office School Administrative Assistant


Phone: 310-338-2403


8:00am - 2:30pm (M - F)

The office staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling an appointment with the principal or administrative designee.

Attendance Office



Ms. Jillian Ragulen          Office Technician


Ms. Stephanie Ohara       Pupil Services and Attendance Counselor


Phone: 310-338-2419


7:30am - 3:30pm (M - F)

Maintaining Excellent Attendance

Consistent student attendance and participation is directly linked to high academic achievement. The establishment of good work habits, attendance habits, and citizenship promotes effective development for each student.

Studies show that students are more likely to succeed when they have no more than 1 day absent per 25 days of instruction. This means attending 96% or more of the school year.