The following is required for admission to John Martyn Alternative School.
- Placement letter from the appropriate hearing officer and/ or an Assignment Notice from the Special Education Department. No Exceptions!!
The parent/legal guardian of a student who has a current legal address in the district must provide the following:
- Current Utility bill or deposit slip;
- Lease agreement;
- Copy of an agreement to purchase or an Act of Sale for completed dwelling;
- Legal document issued by or approved by the Civil District Cout for the Parish of Jefferson giving control and custody to the adult(s) if other than the student’s legal parent(s) with whom the student resides, if the student is sixteen(16) years of age or under
- Legal document verifying student’s emancipation ;
- Legal document issued by or approved by the U.S. Office of Immigration and Naturalization;
*If none of these documents can be provided, the school principal will give the parent/legal guardian fifteen (15) school days to produce acceptable documents to prove residence
BOOK BAG POLICY
Only clear, see through, or mesh book bags, tote bags, back packs or any similar articles are permitted.
(see uniform policy under the About Us tab )
In compliance with the Louisiana Revised Statue 17:221 the policy of the Jefferson Parish Public School System requires that every parent/legal guardian residing in Jefferson Parish , having control or charge of any child from that child’s seventh (7) birthday until his/her seventeenth (17) birthday, shall send such child to a public or private day school. Under provisions of this section shall also assure the attendance of such child in regularly assigned classes during regualar school hours established by the School Board.
A child between the ages of sixteen(16) and seventeen (17) may withdraw from school prior to graduation with the written consent of the parent/legal guardian or emancipation paperwork, shall not be sujected to the penalty provided for a violation of the Compulsory Attendance Law. Marriage of minors under the age of seventeen (17) years results in their emanicpation, hence there is no person in charge or control of them and no method or procedure by which their attendance in school can be compelled.
EXCUSED AND UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
In order for an absence to be considered “excused” and not count toward the maximum number of absences allowed according to the state guidelines, a student must bring verification of an illness from a medical doctor licensed to practice in Louisiana and/or verification from the parent/legal guardian of extenuating circumstances within five (5) school days of the absence. Extenuating Circumstances are as follows:
- Extended person physical or emotional illness as verified by a physician within five (5) days of the absence;
- Extended hospital stay as verified by a physician;
- Extended recuperation from an accident as verified by a physician;
- Extended contagious disease within a family as verified by a physician;
- Prior school system approved travel for education;
- Death in the immediate family (not to exceed one week);
- Religious observance of special and recognized holidays of the child’s faith;
- Natural catastrophe and/or disaster
The following is the procedure for student tardiness and actions for excessive unexcused tardines:
- 1st and 2nd tardy each semester – verbal warning to students with signature of student on the Late Arrival Card.
- 3rd tardy each semester – A non suspension conference shall be scheduled with the parent/legal guardian.
- 4th and 5th tardy each semester – School detention of one hour or other disciplinary action.
- 6th or more tardies in each semester – Suspension