RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

OFFICE

  • Immunization records or any other pertinent medical information must be submitted before the beginning of school.

  • Any deviation from the normal routine for dismissal must be made in writing and directed to the teacher’s attention. The teacher will notify the office of the dismissal change. There will be NO exceptions! Only emergency calls will be delivered to pupils. Changes in time or venue must be quieted before pupils leave for school.

  • In case of an emergency such as a hurricane, extremely bad weather, etc. please tune to radio station WWL-870 AM or WWL-TV Channel 4 for any announcements.

UNIFORMS

Everyone must wear the full school uniform, including proper shoes for boys and girls, every school day – scouts being the only exception.  Students out of uniform will be issued a warning and must come to school the following school day in complete uniform.  Students not in compliance will have to contact a parent to deliver the proper school attire or they will not be allowed back into the classroom. Upper elementary (4th-8th grade) students receiving four (4) or more uniform infractions will receive a detention on the 4th and every other infraction for the remainder of the school term. (Note:  This includes name tags which are a vital part of our students’ uniforms – especially for safety reasons.)  See Boys’ and Girls’ Appearance information.

 

CLASSROOM

   Homework

  • All students in upper elementary (4th-8th) must perform their own preparation for class – only with the principal’s permission will parental intervention be condoned. The students in lower elementary will follow the directive of their individual teachers.

 

   Discipline

 

   Classroom Policy

  • Questions in reference to a pupil’s academic or disciplinary format must first be directed to the teacher or teachers in question. Parents are to meet with teachers by appointment only.

  • Parents are NOT to bring children to the classroom, nor is a parent to visit a classroom for the purpose of checking a student out of school or to talk with a teacher while she is monitoring her students.

 

   Absentees

  • Pupils (4th-8th grades) who are absent from school must call a reliable telephone buddy (preferably three)  for the assignments.  Should time permit, a copy of a student's assignment pad or the WE MISSED YOU form will be sent with the homework request.

  • Absence from school does not exonerate a pupil from this responsibility.  Parents must call the school or email the office at lakecastlehomework@lakecastle.com prior to 10:30 A.M. when a student is absent.  Please take this opportunity to request that their books be sent to a sibling, neighbor, carpool, or to the homework shelf for pick-up after 3:30 P.M.  Parents must write a note upon the pupil’s return to school after an absence.  An absence of three days or more requires a note from the doctor.

 

  • Excessive Absenteeism:  Any student missing sixteen (16) or more days of school during a school term will be required to repeat the current grade unless the student’s documented medical condition or extenuating circumstances warrants exception as determined by the principal.

 

   Medication Policies

  • Any and all medications (either prescribed or over-the-counter) must be brought into the office and at any time is the medication to be in the child’s possession. See the Administration of Medication forms to be completed, signed, and accompany medication.

  • A list of medications for students must be kept current in the office.

   Medical Procedure for Illness

  • In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment on campus, please review our Medical Procedure for Illness and follow the procedure regarding your children's illnesses.  

 

   Backpacks

  • Rolling backpacks:  The L. L. Bean rolling backpack Item # 507643 or 507644 (any color) is for grades 1st through 8th ONLY.  This is the ONLY rolling backpack allowed for use by students.  

    • 2019-2020 school term:  Due to undetermined backorder dates from L. L. Bean, we will allow other brands of rolling backpacks for this school term with the dimensions being no larger than:  20" high x 14" wide x 9 1/2" deep.

 

  • PPK, PK, and K can purchase any backpack of their choice, however, it may not be a rolling backpack and must be large enough to hold folders and a reader.

 

INTERNET

Inasmuch as internet access is unavailable to the students at school, parents are fully responsible for any internet issues involving their children.  Should a student partake in any form of internet activity, including social media,  that is considered inappropriate,  he/she will be subjected to disciplinary action as deemed necessary by the principal which could result in expulsion.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Only a medical affidavit will exonerate a pupil from Physical Education.

  • Running is allowed only during the Physical Education period.

  • There is to be no eating or drinking in the classroom except for inside lunch. 

  • No gum chewing on the school grounds.

  • Throwing of anything in the classroom is strictly prohibited and will result in a suspension.

  • White-out, Sharpies, electronic devices (including cell phones*, Smart watches), animals, etc. are NOT to be brought to school.

  • Any student who has a cell phone* in his/her possession will be issued an immediate 3-day suspension.

  • Only items indicated on the school supply lists will be allowed in school.

  • School textbooks are to be covered at all times.

PRINCIPAL

The principal has the right to, immediately and without advanced notice, expel any student whose parent(s) exhibit a nature or take actions, which the principal believes to be incompatible with that of the school. The principal will be the sole determiner as to when this rule will be applied. Final decisions on any and all school matters - including, but not limited to, the above rules and regulations- will be at the principal’s discretion.

 

 

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