CALHOUN MIDDLE SCHOOL
2016-2017 POLICY FOR
LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DEPARTURE
At CMS our school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and concludes at 3:04 p.m. Per Louisiana state law (R. S. 17:226; R.S. 17:235.2; R.S. 17:416) students arriving after 7:50 or leaving before 3:04 without a valid excuse are considered tardy. In adherence with state law and the policies of the Ouachita Parish School Board, students who arrive late or depart early without a doctor or other district approved excuse will fall under the following procedures:
First/Second tardy: The parent will receive a verbal and written advisementof the tardy policy.
Third tardy: The parent will receive a letter or phone call from school administration.
Fourth tardy: The parent will be required to attend a conference with the Director of Child Welfare and Attendance.
Fifth tardy: Truancy authorities will be notified by the school.