The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 United States Code § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youth experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youth. McKinney Vento defines students who do not have a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence (shelter, motel, car, doubled up, couch surfing, etc), this includes unaccompanied minors.
California's Definition here
, along with more information that provides resources for homeless children and youth and their right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school.
For additional support please contact your school's Parent and Community involvement Specialist.