Revised July 24, 2010 Lamar County School District 2010-2011 High School Parent/Student Handbook Highlights DRUG FREE SCHOOLS
The Lamar County School Board resolves to have the most Drug Free School environment possible. The District and School Board, through its Administration and Police Department, will vigorously seek out those who use, sell, or come to school under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Students who violate the School District Policies in regard to use, possession, or sale of drugs will be subject to the strongest discipline to include alternative school placement and expulsion. The District will be using its own drug dog to conduct drug searches at all of its schools on a regular basis.
Student behavior that harasses or threatens other students or school personnel will not be tolerated. The
Lamar County School District shall treat hazing, as defined in MS Code 37-11-37 through 45; 97-3-105 & 107. The honor system will be used whereby those who are hazed will be expected to report the hazing or will be held just as responsible as those doing the hazing. If the hazing is related to initiation into teams, clubs, or organizations, removal from the activity will be immediate and automatic. Other consequences will be determined by the severity of the hazing.
This policy is not limited to on-campus activities.
Note: Absolutely no medication shall be transported by a child to or from school. It must be transported by a parent/guardian only to the school office.
Reduced Breakfast $ .30
Adult Breakfast $1.75
Student Lunch $2.25
Reduced Lunch $ .40
Adult Lunch $3.00
The goal of the Lamar County School District is to assure that parents, families, and schools work together to insure each student is successful and a productive citizen in today’s world. Lamar County School District will involve parents in the success of each student!
LCSD is in constant contact with the Emergency Management Agency. In case of an early dismissal due to impending bad weather, notification will be made on:
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FM 95.9 FM 97.3
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A 93-100 Superior Work
B 84-92 Above Average Work
C 75-83 Average Work
D 70-74 Below Average Work
F 0-69 Failing Work
I Incomplete Work
Complete grading information is on page 21.
Note: If a student reaches level 5 on the discipline ladder, he/she automatically loses exemption status in all classes. Also, if a student receives 2 long forms from the same teacher, he/she loses exemption privilege in that class.
Students are required to pass the following state tests in order to graduate:
Only one unit can be earned through correspondence that counts toward graduation. Approval is at the discretion of the principal, and approval will not be granted for English II, English III, English IV, Biology I, U.S. History, Algebra I, or any lab based science course.
Requirements: refer to pages 28-30 of handbook
Seniors will be limited to one block per semester of early dismissal for one of the following:
Lamar County will provide a program of GED preparatory instruction as a part of the Alternative Education Program. The legislation mandates that students who are enrolled in an approved GED Program shall not be classified as dropouts and that the school district will continue to receive Minimum Program funding for the students while they are enrolled in the GED Program. Students placed in the GED Program shall not be eligible to participate in regular academic courses or other programmatic activities within the school district, including athletics, choir, band, or any other extra curricular activities except that a GED student may participate in existing job and skill development programs or in programs developed in conjunction with the GED Program and the Vocational Education Director.
Refer to pages 34 - 38 of student handbook
Please refer to page 44 of the student handbook for more information
Refer to pages 40 - 41 of student handbook
Criminal behavior if committed by a student may result in referral to Lamar County Youth Court or the appropriate Judiciary. The following is a list of offenses that may be reported:
NOT permitted in any form
Possession of Pagers, Cellular Phones, Radios, or Other Electronic Devices
Clubs, Class Officers and Homecoming court-
During the previous semester and current year, a student cannot