Central School Corporation
P.O. Box 187
1035 Second Street
Grand Cane, La 71032
Fax: (318) 858-6394
Adding or Dropping a Course: A student must fill out an add/drop forum and receive the permission of the principal.
Announcements: All announcements must be approved by the principal or his designee. Students are expected to pay attention to and to adhere to all announcements.
Assemblies: All formal assemblies must be approved by the principal. Faculty and students are to arrive at the assembly in a timely manner. Teachers are to sit with or within duty-distance of students. Students are expected to be on their best behavior during assemblies. Administrative consequences will be more stringent for improper behavior during assemblies.
Books: Students will be issued books by the classroom teacher. At the issuing of the books, a form will be filled out identifying the book and its condition. If the book is lost or stolen or if the book is damaged beyond normal wear and tear, the parents will assume responsibility for replacing the book at current market costs. Book replacement fees must be paid before report cards and other documents can be issue and before enrollment for the next academic year.
Cafeteria: School lunches, K4-12th grade, are $3.50 per day. There are additional fees for extra servings when those are available. Payments may be made by the day, week or month. Payments may be made in advance for a given month.
Students and guests are to follow these guidelines in the cafeteria:
Calls and Messages: Parents should place all calls to the administrative office. The staff will take messages for students and will ensure that the students receive the messages in a timely manner. Classes will not be interrupted for messages unless the message is about an emergency or unless it requires immediate action.
Change of Address/Name/Telephone/Custody: Please immediately notify the school of any changes in address, name, telephone or custody during the academic year. It is the burden of the parents to inform the school of any custody issues in a timely manner.
Checking In and Checking Out: Students who arrive after the homeroom tardy bell must check in. Students who must leave campus before the last bell of the day at 4:00 p.m. must check out. A student who checks out may not return to school for the rest of the day, including extra-curricular activities and athletics. If the reason for checking out does not meet the standard for excused absences, then the students will be unexcused for any classes and work missed. Students who drive and who live in close proximity to the school will not be allowed to return home to retrieve forgotten materials or to do chores.
Facilities: Students, faculty and staff must get permission from the principal to use any facilities at Central School. Other requests for use of the facilities must be approved by the Board of Directors of the Central School Corporation.
Fire Drills, Tornado Drills, and Security Drills: Fire drills, tornado drills and security drills are vital matters of safety and security as well as issues of law. It is imperative that students follow the directives of teachers and staff during such drills. Failure to do so could result in serious harm or even death in an actual emergency.
Honor Roll: At the end of each six weeks, teachers will turn in their list of ďAĒ and ďA/BĒ students. The honor roll average is 88% or higher.
Illness at home: Students who are ill should not be sent to school. Students need to be temperature free for twenty-four hours before returning to school. Parents should notify the school by telephone before 9:00 a.m. that the student is absent due to illness. Students who are absent because of illness or because of an unexcused absence may not attend or participate in extra-curricular activities, including sports events, without permission from the principal. The principal will not give permission if the absence is unexcused or if the symptoms of the illness persist.
Illness at school: Students who become ill during the school day will be sent home as soon as possible. Parents should have authorizations for adults other than themselves to pick up students if a parent is not available. Students who become ill and who normally drive themselves will be allowed to drive home with telephonic permission from the parent and with the principalís permission. Students too ill to drive must be picked up by a parent or an authorized adult designee. If a student normally rides with another student, the student who is ill must be picked up by a parent or an authorized adult designee. The driver may not transport the student because of increased liability to the driver, to the transported student and to the school and because the other student will miss school. If the driver of a vehicle in which another student rides becomes ill, the driver may drive home as stated above, but the transported student must remain on campus and be picked up by a parent or an adult designee.
Lockers: Lockers space and the lockers themselves belong to the Central School Corporation. The locker and the locker space do not constitute a private area for the student. The Central School Corporation in the person of its principal or his designee reserves the right to inspect lockers at any time for any reason and to, if necessary, impound the contents and to use findings in disciplinary procedures. (See Drugs, Tobacco, Weapon and Inappropriate Objects in the Glossary under Discipline.) Students may go to lockers before school, during formal breaks and at the end of school. Students should not go to lockers between classes without breaks or during class.
Make-Up Class Work: Only students with excused absences may make up work missed during those absences. Students with unexcused absences will earn no credit for any work made up. Students in grades 7-12 must take make-up tests and exams at the next scheduled detention. It is the responsibility of the student to inquire about make-up work and to complete it in a timely manner. All make-up work must be completed within three days of the studentís returning to class. If there are extenuating circumstances, the student may request an extension from the principal.
Medical Excuses: For many if not most absences to be excused a medical excuse is required. A medical excuse is also required for all illness or injuries which limit or prevent participation in the activities of physical education. Students who cannot participate in physical education because of illness or injury must report to study hall in which homework and other classroom projects will be completed.
Parking and Dropping Off Students: Students and parents are to use extreme caution when approaching and leaving parking and drop off areas. Parents are not to block the circular drive in front of the K4 Building. Students are not to drive into the parking areas at a high speed or exit the parking areas at a high speed. Students who violate this procedure could loose the right to park at school and could, if there is damage, injury or death, receive more severe consequences. Extreme caution should be taken when the bus is off loading or on loading students. Particularly at the end of the school day, non-bus students are careless and run in front of the bus and cross the circular drive. They are often out of sight of drivers as they cross the road. Drivers must be extra careful in that situation.
Progress Reports: Upon receiving and reviewing a progress report, the student and a parent are to sign it and return it to the teacher. Progress reports are to be returned to the teacher within three working days of their distribution. (Parents, consult the school calendar for the progress report schedule. Anticipate one and call if you do not receive one.)
Report Cards: Upon receiving and reviewing a report card, a parent is to sign it and return it to the teacher. Report cards are to be returned to the teacher within three working days of their distribution. (Parents, consult the school calendar for the report card schedule. Anticipate one and call if you do not receive one.)
Registering a Vehicle: All student driven vehicles must be registered. To register a vehicle, pick up the vehicle registration form in the office; fill it out; and return it to the office for the principalís approval. Upon receiving the principalís approval, the student may drive the registered vehicle to school and park it in the designated space.
Teacher Conferences: It is important that parents and teachers communicate in person and face to face; however, such communications must take place during the teacherís planning period and in private, with an appointment made through the principal. Parents are not to engage teachers in conversations about academic or behavior performance at the beginning of school, during class hours or after school unless sanctioned by the principal. At no time are parents to engage in conversations about students before students while on campus.
Transfer into Central School: Transfer students must apply to Central School as new applicants. (See Admission.)
Withdrawal from Central School: The parents of the student to be withdrawn must pick up and fill out a withdrawal form. A parent or the student must submit the form to each of the studentís teachers. When the form is returned, all fees must be paid before the withdrawal may be finalized.