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Sept 18, 2023

Lunch Menu this Week

Monday- Breaded Chicken Sandwich

Tuesday- Pizza Sticks

Wednesday- BBQ Pork Nachos

Thursday- Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Friday- Crispitoes

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Dates for Your Calendar

Sept 20, 2023 - Fall Pictures

Sept 22, 2023 - Kona Ice

Oct 2, 2023 - National Custodian Day

Oct 5, 2023 - End of 1st 9 Weeks

Oct 5, 2023 - 1/2 day for students (Dismiss at 11:10)

Oct 5, 2023 - Parent Conferences 1:00 - 6:00 PM

Oct 6, 2023 - No School for Students

Oct 9-13, 2023 - Fall Break

Oct 17- 21, 2023 - School Bus Safety Week

School Day Times

Our day begins at 7:40 AM and ends at 2:45 PM.

Students must be in the building and ready for class by 7:40 or they are considered tardy.

Car Line- Pick Up

Thank you for your patience and understanding! Our staff is working as quickly and safely as possible.

Our students are not released from class until 2:45. We begin calling students as quickly as possible. We have more cars picking up students this year which has impacted the time it takes to complete the pick up process.


We will be selling daily snack for $1 each including the following items:

Car Line Tags

Please click this link to complete a form for new car line name tags.

New Communication App!

Limestone County Schools will be using a new form of communication. This app will share school news, pictures, lunch menus and much more.

Download the free app then select which schools you would like to follow and receive notifications.

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Free and reduced meal application MUST be filled out each year. Limestone County Schools offers an online application for free/reduced meals. This link can be found on your local school website or the district website.

The online application can be completed on any computer that has an internet connection. We encourage you to fill it out online due to the quick turnaround process time.

Only ONE application per household needs to be completed if you feel you will qualify by income or any other way. You are responsible for paying full price for all meals until the Child Nutrition Program has processed your application.

Online applications are processed within 24 hours or less but a paper application may take up to 5 days to process. If you need help with the application, please call 256-232-5353.


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The Following Attendance Information is from the LCS 23-24 Handbook:

Student Absences

Student absences are classified as excused or unexcused.

Absences (Limit of 10 days per year without doctor’s excuse) for the following reasons will be deemed excused with supporting documentation submitted within 3 school days:

● Personal illness

● Hospitalization/ Medical or dental appointment of student

● Emergency

● Death in immediate family

● Court subpoena

● Religious holiday

Absences for reasons other than those listed above and for those lacking the appropriate supporting documentation will be deemed unexcused. Supporting documentation will not be accepted after 3 school days upon the student’s return to school. Excessive unexcused absences from school may result in a loss of academic credit and/or a referral to legal authorities. For students 16 and older, excessive absences may result in the suspension of the student’s driver’s license/learner’s permit.

Chronic Absenteeism

To address problems with chronic absenteeism, students in Grades K-12 who accumulate 18 or more absences, whether deemed excused or unexcused, are by definition chronically absent and will not be allowed to participate in non-academic school activities (e.g., prom, in-school games, dances, and field days).


A student shall be seated at his/her assigned station for work at the time appointed for the school day or class to begin or be recorded as tardy for the day of class.

Every 3rd unexcused tardy will become one of the ten permitted parent notes for absences.

Chronic tardiness is a Class I Disciplinary Violation.

Field Trips

Field Trips To address problems with chronic absenteeism, students in Grades K-12 who accumulate 3 or more unexcused absences per semester will not be allowed to participate in field trips. Exceptions will be district-wide field trips.

3 unexcused absence – students will no longer be permitted to participate in field trips

E-Learning Days

E-Learning Days are an opportunity for students to meet class requirements through online engagement of class material and assignments while they are away from the building. Parents/guardians may request up to six (6) days per year as E-Learning Days. Educational trips, non-school related athletic competitions, and college and/or career visits are examples of acceptable E-Learning Days.

Student requirements to participate in E-Learning Days:

● Request to use an E-Learning Day made by parent/guardian a minimum of five (5) calendar days prior to the 1st day of online learning (Principals may use discretion. Forms may be found on district and school websites.)

● No unexcused absences for the entire school year, excessive absences (5 or more in a school year), or excessive tardiness (5 or more in a semester)

● Minimum average of 80 in each class prior to the request

● No Class II or Class III discipline write-ups during the semester the request is made

● Students may not take E-Learning Day during the first 5 days of the school year or during the last 10 days of both semesters.

Students have a maximum of five (5) days to complete and submit class assignments, acquire teacher signatures for submitted work, and submit E-Learning Day Form to front office. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the signature of each teacher on the E-Learning Day Form once assignments are submitted. Once all teachers have signed the form, student will submit the completed form to the front office. If all requirements are met, the E-Learning Day will not count as an absence for the student.


Truancy Habitual/excessive unexcused absences from school may require Board officials to refer the matter to juvenile authorities or to initiate truancy proceedings. Seven unexcused absences within a school year constitute a student being truant for the purpose of filing a petition with the Court.

The following Early Warning timeline will define the truancy status of a student:

1. 1st truancy/unexcused absence – Warning

2. 3rd unexcused absence – students will no longer be permitted to participate in field trips

3. 5th unexcused absence – parent and administrator conference

4. 7th unexcused absence – court

Only doctor notes will be accepted for student absences once a case has been filed in truancy court.

Grading Information

Grades K-2:

Kindergarten through Grade 2 students will receive a standards-based report card, using the following grading scale:

4- Mastery: Full Achievement

3- Proficient: Substantial Achievement

2- Approaching: Partial Achievement

1- Unsatisfactory: Minimal Achievement

Grades 3-5:

90-100 A Excellent

80-89 B Good

70-79 C Average

60-69 D Poor/Unsatisfactory

0-59 F Failure I Incomplete

80 – 100 S Satisfactory

60 – 79 N Needs to Improve

59 – below U Unsatisfactory

Grade 3 students will receive a numerical grade in the following subjects:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education

Grades 3 students will be given a letter grade of S, N, or U in Science and Social Studies

Grades 4-5 students will receive a numerical grade in the following subjects:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education

Grades K-5 students will be given a letter grade of S, N, or U in Visual Arts and Music

Student Suspension

Students who are suspended out of school will not be allowed to participate in class or school field trips during that semester.

Students who are assigned in-school suspension (ISS) for 4 or more incidents will not be allowed to participate in class or school field trips during that semester.

Bus Transportation

The Limestone County Board of Education provides transportation for every student in the school system when possible. Transportation is also provided for children with special needs. Each student transported by the county must comply with all rules and regulations. The rules are as follows:

1) Observe classroom conduct.

2) Be courteous.

3) Do not use profane language.

4) Keep the bus clean.

5) Cooperate with the driver.

6) Do not use tobacco products of any kind.

7) Do not damage bus or equipment.

8) Stay seated.*

9) Keep head, feet, and hands inside the bus.

10) Do not fight, push, or shove.

11) Do not tamper with bus equipment.

12) Do not bring pets onto the bus.

13) Do not bring flammable materials onto the bus.

14) No food or drink will be permitted on the bus.

15) Only state approved item can be transported on the bus

*The bus drivers are authorized to assign seats.

Failure to follow the bus rules will result in disciplinary action.