Alexander Transportation Information:
There are various ways a student can be transported to A. C. Alexander School.
- WALKERS-Any student who lives within a one mile radius of the school is considered a “walker”. Walkers must enter and depart from the FRONT entrance of the school.
- CAR POOL (In the rear of the school) No parent will be able to pick up their child from a parked car due to safety reasons. This area is for continuous drop-off and pick-up.
- PARK AND WALK (In the front of the school) Use the parking lot to the east of the school. (between the school and the North Kenner Library) Students must be walked to the front entrance of the school by an adult and picked up by an adult at the front entrance at dismissal due to safety reasons.
- BUS RIDERS-Alexander district students living more than a mile radius from the school will be assigned a bus by the JPPSS School System’s Transportation Dept. All students are expected to follow the JPPSS “Safety Guidelines for Students Riding School Busses” as listed in the 2009-2010 policy hand book. These “guidelines” which may not cover every situation that may occur, are designed to create a safe environment for school bus students. It is requested that you read the “guidelines” in the handbook and retain them for future reference.
No student can be dropped off before 8:20 unless registered for Child Care. Teachers are on duty from 8:20-8:45 in the mornings and 3:40-4:10 in the afternoons.
TARDY AND ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Students who arrive at school after 8:45 and before 11:30 will be considered tardy. Students who arrive at 11:30 and after will be considered absent 1/2 day. Parents of students who have been tardy 5 times, will be required to conference with the Principal. After 10 tardies, there will be disciplinary action taken. Students who have 12 unexcused absences will be eligible for retention for the year. Please note, only Doctor’s Notes will be considered excused absences.
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.
Fire drills are conducted monthly. Tornado drills and random searches are conducted once each nine weeks. Jefferson Parish School Board has authorized search procedures using metal detectors and canines.
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.
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.