>>> 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR <<< Please see the OLPS Infection Prevention Plan in the "Parents" or "News" sections! The 1st day of school is August 7, 2020!
School hours: 7:45am to 3:00pm
Students who do not ride buses or eat breakfast in the cafeteria are requested to arrive on the school grounds no earlier than 7:30am.
Tardy bell rings at 7:55am. Parents must walk their children into the office and sign them in if they arrive after 7:55am.
Bus or early car riders are dismissed at 2:50pm. All other students are dismissed at 3:00pm.
Students remaining in cafeteria after 3:15pm will be taken to After School Care.
Every morning after roll call teachers send absentee slips to the office. Parents must contact the school office either by phone or a note to the teacher if the child is to be absent. Whenever a child is absent, a written excuse from the parent is required when the child returns. If the child has been sick, the nature of the illness must be indicated. As stated in the Louisiana State Bulletin 741-1.055.03, a student must be in attendance a minimum of 160 days in a school calendar year. Exceptions to this rule are made only under extenuating circumstances according to state policy and determination of administration. Parents/Guardians will be notified if a student’s absence, excused or unexcused, endangers the student’s promotion/progress.
Parents or guardians should make requests for student dismissal during school hours to the teacher in advance. Verbal requests made by the children will not be granted. Parents who request permission to pick up children during school hours MUST come to the front office where the child is checked out. No student should be checked out between 2:30 – 3:00pm due to dismissal lines.
The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Alexandria has directed that, ordinarily, school personnel will not administer medication to students. If a student’s health needs necessitate taking a prescription drug or long-term medication during the day, the parent or guardian must submit an order from a Louisiana-licensed physician or dentist as well as a letter of request and authorization from the parent or guardian clearly indicating the student’s name and the instructions for dosage and frequency. No medication shall be administered to any student unless it is provided to the school in the original container. Medicine must be kept in the school office and the child must come to the office to get it when it is to be dispensed. Short-term medication (such as antibiotics, cough syrups etc.) should be given before and after school, NOT sent with the child.
If your child becomes ill or is injured at school, the office will notify you and give simple first aid only. It is, therefore, important for us to know where to reach you at all times during the school day (home, business, cell, relatives’ or alternate phone numbers). As a general rule, if your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or above, we will call for them to go home. We will call regarding the following conditions:
Lunch fees are to be paid to the school monthly by the 5th of the month. You can send payment to school or contact the lunchroom manager for other payment questions.
All books, school bags, clothing, etc. should be marked with the child's name, NOT INITIALS. Purses and wallets should have some kind of identification. Lost and found articles are sent to the office and may be claimed during the student's free period. The school cannot assume responsibility for athletic equipment brought to school. However, these things should also have some type of identification.
No personal electronic games and equipment are allowed at school. Student use of cell phones is prohibited anywhere on the school campus.
Report cards are distributed every nine weeks. They are to be signed by the parent or guardian and returned promptly. An electronic version is also sent via email.
Our school will abide by the decisions of the Rapides Parish School Board concerning the closing of school due to inclement weather. Please listen to your local radio/television stations for announcements of this kind. You might also be reached by email through RenWeb and through the SchoolReach telephone system.