EARLY ARRIVAL 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.
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.
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.
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."