The Eagle Weekly

The Week of September 19

South Lincoln

362 Smith Mill Road

Fayetteville, TN 37334


Fax 931-937-7886

Attendance Policy


7 AM Building Opens (Car Riders can arrive at 7 AM)

7:30 AM Students are released from the gym to their classroom

7:40 AM Class Begins

Lincoln County Attendance Policy is Policy 6.200


Board Support Given 6-29-10

Once car riders are in the dismissal area, we begin loading cars at 2:50 and the buses start loading around 3:05. Morning tardies are given for arrivals after 7:40 but during inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding) or if a wreck has occurred that has backed up traffic in the community, we err on the side of caution and work with parents to avoid tardies.

Principals may accept three (3) parent notes per semester and allow those absences to be excused based solely on those parent’s notes. After a parent has used those three (3) notes, then all other absences will require a doctor’s note, a note from the court, or other school approved activity note. ALL notes must be turned in to the principal within two (2) days of returning to school. In case of a death in the family or other extenuating circumstances, administrative judgment must be used.

Personal transportation difficulties or travel for recreation will not be considered excused absences. If planning a trip which will be of educational value to the child, the parent must see the principal beforethe trip is taken and must receive prior approval. For travel absences to be excused, the parent must get pre-approval from the principal. No trips will be approved during any state testing dates.

All schools - When a student accumulates five (5) unexcused absences (per year, not semester), the computer will generate a letter to the child’s parents. At this point, the principal will refer the student to the Truancy Board. All children with 5 unexcused absences will be referred to this Board. A letter from the child's school will be mailed to each parent for each unexcused absence to make them aware of the absence and the school board policy.

K-9 schools – When the student accumulates 10 unexcused tardies (late arrivals or early dismissals) per year he/she will be referred to the Truancy Board. After 5 unexcused tardies, a letter will be sent home affirming this policy. These records are kept by year and not by semester.

Lincoln County High School – When the student accumulates five(5) unexcused late arrivals during the first semester or five (5) unexcused late arrivals during the second semester, he/she will be referred to Truancy Board. When the student accumulates a total of five (5) unexcused early dismissals any time through out the year, he/she will be referred to Truancy Board.

After Truancy Board, if the student has additional unexcused time out of school he/she will be referred to Juvenile Court for truancy. Truancy Board is a one time opportunity for parents and students. Once summoned to Truancy Board, further attendance problems will warrant Truancy Court.

TARDY is defined as “late arrivals and early dismissals”.

LATE TO SCHOOL is defined as:

K-8 Schools – Student must be in the school building before the bell rings to begin the school day.

9-12 Schools – Student must be in assigned seat when the bell rings to begin the school day.

Car Rider Procedures


Car Rider Information and Procedures

Hang Tags--All parents/guardians must have a car rider number which will remain the same throughout your time at South Lincoln. You MUST display the car hang tag. We utilize these numbers to match to the students. If you have someone else picking up your child/children, please ask them to display a sheet of paper with your child’s number on it. If using a sheet of paper, please try to make it large and dark. Not having a number displayed slows down the process of picking up students.

Dropping off & Picking UpCar riders that attend SL are to be dropped off and picked up in the car rider line located at the East end of the building entering from Cash Road. Car riders are NOT to be dropped off or picked up in the front of the school unless parents are coming in to meet with a teacher or staff member.

As you line up on Cash Road, please stay on the “right” side of Cash Rd. After you drop-off or pick up your child, you must turn right and drive in front of the school. You will exit the school grounds at our main exit located on the West side of the campus. Our main entrance is utilized by buses, employees, and visitors to the school.

When picking up your child/children in the afternoon line, students MUST be able to enter the vehicle from the passenger (right) side of the car. Students will not be allowed to walk off the sidewalk and around to the driver’s side.

Drop-off & Pick-up Times—Morning drop-off time begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 7:40 AM. School begins at 7:40 AM. Afternoon pick-up begins at 2:50 PM and ends at approximately 3:15 PM. We ask that all car riders be picked up no later than 3:25 PM. We will work with parents in cases of emergency, but in recurring situations, parents may choose to use the childcare program. Our childcare program offers a place for students to stay for $10 per day. Childcare ends at 5:45 PM. Students who are not picked up by 3:25 PM will be placed in childcare. A parent, guardian, or person listed on the child’s pick-up list will be required to come in and sign the student out. The childcare program is located in the school’s cafeteria.


Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6:30pm

362 Smith Mill Road

Fayetteville, TN

We will meet in the cafeteria. Please make plans to join us.

Football Against Blanche

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6pm

362 Smith Mill Road

Fayetteville, TN

Please enter via Cash Road. This is a public road-avoid blocking private driveways. Ticket takers will be located as you get to the school parking lot.

Lunch Menus, Free/Reduced information and Online Pay Available