• What educational opportunities are available in St. Mary Parish?

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    St. Mary Parish educates approximately 9,500 students in grades PK-12. The parish consists of 10 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 5 high schools, 1 PK-12 school, and 1 alternative program site. All St. Mary Parish schools are accredited by the State of Louisiana.  All junior and senior high schools are accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement

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  • What do I need to enroll my child in school?

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    Bring the child’s birth certificate, current immunization records, Social Security card, and proof of residence to the school. If your child is transferring from another school, you will also need to bring a copy of the student’s transcript from the former school.

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  • Does the district offer classes for Pre-K and Kindergarten?

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    Pre-K and kindergarten registration is held every spring. Students who are age 4 by September 30 are eligible for Pre-K for screening and enrollment while children who are age 5 by September 30th may enroll in kindergarten.

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  • What is the starting age for first grade?

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    Children must be 6 years of age by September 30th to enter first grade.

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  • Is bus transportation available?

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    Busing is provided if a student lives more than a mile from school. If your child misses the bus in the morning, please call to inform the school and then transport your child to school. If your child misses the bus after school, you will be called and expected to transport your child home.

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  • May my child ride a bike to school?

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    Students are allowed to ride bikes to school provided it is registered and has a lock for security purposes.

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  • Is there a School Lunch Program?

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    Schools offer a hot lunch at minimal cost from the first day of school. A hot breakfast is also available every morning beginning on the second day of school.

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  • What if my child gets sick or injured at school?

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    Someone at the school will contact you based on the information provided on the student’s Emergency Card. It is therefore essential for parents or guardians to provide complete and up-to-date contact information to the school.

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  • What is the procedure during severe weather conditions?

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    District officials provide local radio stations with information in the event of school closures. Should severe weather prompt school closure during the school day, busses may take children home early.  In the event of a weather-related early dismissal, attempts will be made to call parents of elementary school children.  Parents may also consult the parish website https://www.stmaryk12.net or the emergency blog http://stmaryparishschools.blogspot.com/ activated in the event that the parish website is unavailable.

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  • When are report cards issued?

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    Students in grades K-12 receive report cards every nine weeks. Dates are posted on the district calendar.

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  • What school expenses should I expect?

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    Your child’s teacher will provide you with a list of materials or fees that may be necessary. Parents will also be responsible for providing students with the district’s official school uniform. Extra expenses may occur such as club dues, field trips, P.E. uniforms, etc.

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  • How do I schedule a parent-teacher conference?

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    Parents should contact their child’s school to schedule a conference with the teacher. In addition, the district hosts two parent-teacher conference days during the school year for parents of elementary students.

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  • What is the process for addressing concerns?

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    Parents or guardians having concerns or needing more information should initially contact their child’s teacher. If the teacher is unable to provide assistance, parents should then contact the school’s administrator(s). If further resolution or information is required, parents may then contact the appropriate district staff member. Contact information for district level personnel can be found in this document. 

     

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  • What are the credit requirements for high school promotion?

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    Students Entering 2006 -2007 and BEYOND

                  9th  Grade (Freshmen) – 0-5.5 credits and 0-2 sessions

                10th Grade (Sophomores) – 6-11.5 credits and 3- 4

                11th Grade (Juniors) – 12-7.5 credits and 5-6 sessions

                12th Grade (Seniors) – 18 or more credits and 7 + sessions

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  • What are the GPA requirements for graduating with honors?

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    Cum Laude – 3.0000-3.4999

    Magna Cum Laude – 3.5000 – 3.7499

    Summa Cum Laude – 3.7500 – 4.0000

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  • What grading scale is used in St. Mary Parish?

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    Grades  1-12                                 

    Regular Courses                      

    A  -  93 - 100%                         

    B  -  85 -   92%                        

    C  -  75 -  84%                          

    D  -  67 -  74%                         

    F  -   0 -   66%                             

     

    Grades 9-12

    Honors/A.P. Courses

    A  -  90 - 100%

    B  -  80  -  89%

    C  -  70   - 79%

    D  -  60  -  69%

    F   -   0   - 59%

     

    Courses using S, N, U              

    S (satisfactory) 75-100%                         

    N (needs improvement)  67- 74%       

    U (unsatisfactory) Below 66%                

     

     

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  • Can I print this page?

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    Print this page (MS Word--Accessible)

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