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The grading system, as officially adopted by the Ouachita Parish School Board is as follows:
In accordance with attendance requirements set for students attending public schools by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education the Ouachita parish School Board adopted the following policy:
Students from the seventh to the sixteenth birthday shall attend a public or private day school or participate in an approved home study program.
The days to be counted as part of the allowable absences for elementary and secondary school students shall include temporarily excused absences.
Every child will receive an Application for Free and Reduced Priced Meals which you may choose to complete and return or not. Participation in the Free/Reduced Price meal program is strictly confidential. Please submit ONE application for all of the children in your household. Please read the instructions closely.
Student accounts – Because our cafeteria is computerized, each child is given his/her own “Cafeteria Account Number” which they will use as long as he/she is enrolled at our school. This account is similar to a bank account. Your child can “deposit” money into his/her account for meals to be eaten. On leaving the serving line he/she will give his/her name and number to the cashier. The meal is then deducted from his/her personal account. If a student has any money left in his/her account at the end of the school year, the money is returned to the student.
Payments – Payments for meals may be made in cash, by money order, or by personal check. Checks and money orders should be made out to the school cafeteria. Please send cash payments in envelopes with the child’s name, cafeteria number, and the amount of money enclosed. If sending a check or money order, please note your child’s name on the check. If the check is for more than one child, each child’s name and amount to be credited to each child’s account should be noted.
NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds) Checks – If a NSF check is received, the person writing the check will be contacted and asked to pay, in cash, the amount of the check plus $2.00 for bank charges assessed the Child Nutrition Program. No meals may be charged or purchased in the cafeteria until the outstanding check plus bank fee are paid in full. A second NSF check by the same person/account will result in all meals being paid in cash or money order for the rest of the school year.
Charging of Meals – Secondary students will not be allowed to charge any meals. No charging of breakfast or extras will be allowed.
End of the Year Balances – Students will not be allowed to charge meals beginning May 1st of the school year. No checks will be accepted after May 1st. Students who owe balances May 1st must have balances cleared/paid in full or they will not be allowed to purchase meals during the last two weeks of school until the bill is paid in full.
Students’ behavior in the cafeteria should be based on courtesy and cleanliness. This means leaving the cafeteria in the condition in which you would like to eat. Students are to remain in the cafeteria in the condition in which you would like to eat. Students are to remain in the cafeteria until they have finished eating. Because of strict federal and state regulations of the school lunch program, students must pay daily for their lunch. Students cannot charge their lunch. The correct amount of money will make your service through the line faster and more efficient. The cost of breakfast and lunch are listed below. Food (lunch) is not to be delivered to school unless the principal has given special permission. Students being too noisy in the cafeteria may be asked to leave. Any inappropriate conduct in the cafeteria may result in the student being removed.
All students will be required to pay a $30.00 school fee. This fee does not include student supplies for individual classes or fees charged to defray the cost of supplies in specific classes. Example: Home Living, Art. This $30.00 fee will cover the following items:
All fees need to be paid by October 31, 2003. Any students that owes for school fees, lost books or any school related activity may not attend field trips or end of the year functions. Please know that we are here to serve you as parents and that we need your support as we bring the best quality education to you child.
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