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EARLY ARRIVAL
Early arrival time has changed. Students who arrive early on campus can not do so until 7:30 a.m.
  • Early arriving car riders must report directly to the Multi-Purpose Building.
  • Early arriving bus riders REPORT TO THE GYM instead of the auditorium as in the past. 
CHANGES TO CHECKOUT PROCEDURE:
Please note the checkout procedure found in the 2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook, p. 40. Changes are highlighted in gray.
Student Check-out Procedures
  • Student must present parent note to school office by 8:30 a.m. to be verified (phone number on note).
  • Parent or guardian may physically come and pick up student (no phone calls will be accepted).
  • Photo identification will be required to check a student out.
  • No lunch check-outs will be allowed unless a doctor’s note is presented upon return.
  • Anyone checking out a student must be on the check-out list.
  • Check-outs during the last 30 minutes of the day will be for emergencies and medical appointments only.
  • Students are allowed three (3) non-medical checkouts per semester. Students who exceed three (3) check-outs may receive disciplinary action.
DRESS CODE
Please carefully review the Dress Code Policy located on pages 43-45 of the 2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook. Dress Code is checked daily. 
 
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE POLICY LEGISLATION:
The Mississippi Legislature passed a law (HB1530) in the past legislative session which requires all Mississippi public school students to be present for 63% of the day to be counted present for that day. This law took effect July 1, 2013.  This is 63% of the instructional day which means that it does not count lunch, breaks, etc...At OGMS, our school day begins at 8:25; therefore, a student must be present until 2:05 each school day to meet the 63% requirement
 

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Lamar County School District Mission Statement
"The mission of the Lamar County School District is to provide a quality education in a safe and healthy environment with opportunities for all students to experience success." 
 
 
 

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SCHOOL HOURS:
8:25 AM - 3:25 PM
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ADMINISTRATION:
Dr. Patrick Gray
Principal
Mrs. Arlene Barefoot
6th Grade Asst. Principal
Mr. Terry Smith
7th Grade Asst. Principal
Mr. Robin Ryder
8th Grade Asst. Principal
Ms. Fanesha Terrell
Lead Teacher