Alexander Policies & Procedures
TARDY AND ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Students who arrive at school after 7:45 and before 10:30 will be considered tardy. Students who arrive at 10:30 and after will be considered absent 1/2 day. Our school computing system will calculate the minutes late and the minutes checked out early. When the minutes add up to a half day or whole day it will be noted on your child’s report card. After 5 tardies, disciplinary action will be taken. Students who have 10 unexcused absences will be eligible for retention for the year. Please send a note with every absence.
Hand written or doctor’s notes will be considered excused absences.
School doors open at 7:15 a.m. daily for students. For security purposes, no one may enter the building prior to that time unless they are dropping a child off for childcare, or they have a scheduled appointment. Students may also not arrive to school prior to this time unless enrolled in before care or they will be subject to disciplinary action. School personnel are not available to monitor students dropped off/arriving prior to 7:15 a.m.
Parent conferences with teachers or administrators are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (At this time all parent conferences will be held virtually due to Covid restrictions)
All visitors must report to the office and obtain a visitor’s pass upon entering the school campus. Visitors are also required to sign out upon leaving. (No visitors allowed in school at this time.)
Reminder: Everyone must present an I.D. when checking a student out of school. No exceptions. Your child will not be allowed to be checked out if no I.D. is presented.
Fire drills are conducted monthly. Tornado drills and random searches are conducted as well. Jefferson Parish School Board has authorized search procedures using metal detectors and canines.
Searches may be made with handheld or stationary metal detectors of school board property, of students and non-students, and of any bags, parcels, purses , containers, etc. that they may bring onto school board property or to school sponsored events.
In the event that severe weather or any other emergency necessitates that school be dismissed early, WWL (AM) is the official radio station used by the school board to announce such closing or early dismissal.