|School Day:||7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Drop Off/Arrival:||7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. (report to the gymnasium 11th Street Entrance)|
|Morning Assembly Begins:||7:45 a.m. Gymnasium|
|Tardy (Need a Pass):||7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (report to Cafeteria).|
|After 8:00 a.m.:||Report to the office (See Tardy Policy in the Parent/Student Handbook)|
|Principal Office Hours :||Available by Appointment
Call the receptionist 686-3651.
In compliance with State Law of Texas, OLSS follows compulsory attendance laws. The school day calendar is published prior to the beginning of each school year. Parent/guardians are expected to honor this calendar when planning vacations and medical appointments.
Pre-planned absences, such as vacations are discouraged. Teachers cannot accommodate parents by outlining lesson plans in advance. Review the Attendance Policy in the Parent/Student Handbook to get more detailed information about the minimum number of days required to attend school and other information.
All parents are to follow Dismissal Site instructions provided by the school. No student is allowed to wait in the office area or outside the school building to be picked up. These rules are formulated to ensure the safety of each child while on the school campus. Parents must notify the school in writing when a student is allowed to walk home to the public library, or ride home with another student or other person.
When a student is to leave school before the regular dismissal time, a written note is required. The note is to be presented to the teacher in charge at the time of dismissal. The student is to come to the office at the designated time and is to be picked up by the parent who signs out the child. Class is not interrupted to call a student to the office. The school does not release a child to anyone other than the parent, legal guardian, or adult listed on the school record. We will not allow students to be dismissed through the office after 2:15 p.m., except in the case of an emergency. A student may not be released early on a continual basis.
Students not registered in the After School Care Program and not picked up on time at the regular dismissal are taken to a classroom and supervised. There is a late pick up charge. Refer to the tuition and fees section.
There are times when parents "drop off" items (money, books, treats, projects, etc.) for a student. All such items should be left in the school office. It is the student's responsibility to check with the secretary to see if anything has been left for him/her. We do not interrupt teachers or classes to deliver such items.
Students either bring their lunch or buy from the school cafeteria. A lunch menu is included in the monthly newsletter and is posted on the school web site at Lunch Menu .
Forgotten lunches or lunches purchased at fast food places cannot be dropped off at school. It is recommended that a lunch card be purchased in case of emergencies. Refer to the tuition and fees section for information on lunch and/or drink card fees.
School phones are to be used for official business only. Students are to use these phones for school business only after they have received permission from office staff. Students are not called out of class to answer the telephone except in extreme emergencies. Telephone calls requesting that a student be told of a change in transportation, After School Care, or pick up time are not accepted. Relaying these messages is very disruptive to the learning process and trying to relay such messages at the end of the school day is quite impossible.
The service is provided for working parents and priority given to dual working parents. The program is available from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on full school days. Drop-ins are not allowed. Only students who completed an enrollment form are accepted into this program. The service offers a supervised study session, snack and recreation time.
Payment for this service is due with the tuition payment on the 1st of the month, August through May. There is a late fee for every 15-minute increment after 5:30 p.m. Refer to the Tuition and Fees section of this site. A handbook with more information is provided to parents when they enroll their child.
Academic support is provided in the form of tutorials, homework help and both one-on-one and group support as directed by the teacher.
All student textbooks, workbooks, and paperbacks must be cared for at all times. Students who lose deface, misplace a textbook, workbook or paperback are required to replace it at their own expense. Refer to the Parent/Student Handbook or Tuition and Fees section on this website. For more information about the textbooks used in the classroom, go to the Downloads page.
All school supplies are provided to students when they enroll.
Lockers are provided as a convenience. Students are responsible for keeping their lockers clean and orderly. No decorations are allowed on the outside of the locker. Students are advised not to share their locker combinations with others. Locker assignments, combinations, and changes will be handled by office and homeroom teacher.
Uniforms are required. Student uniforms for grades PK-8 are purchased from Parker Uniform Co. in Harlingen . Information will be available in the application packet. We do not recommend the purchase of uniforms until your child is officially accepted. Uniforms for PK3 students are mandatory after the 2nd week of school. For more information refer to the Uniform section of the Parent/Student Handbook.
Students must keep a neat appearance at all times. Refer to the Grooming Policy in the Parent/Student Handbook.
The school is committed to providing an atmosphere conducive to learning with a focus on the personal worth and dignity of each child. All efforts are made to educate children in a Christ-like setting. Therefore, acts of name-calling, taunting, bullying, harassment, physical aggression, acts causing physical injury, or acts causing another to do the same are not tolerated. Victims or witnesses to these actions are encouraged to report such activity.
Disciplinary action may include any or all of the actions indicated in the "consequences" section of the code of conduct or as required by law. (See the Code of Conduct in the Parent/Student Handbook)
Students are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Below are Basic Courtesies required of all students.
- Address all members of the faculty and all adults with Mr., Mrs., Miss, Sir, Madam, Sister, Father, etc." as is appropriate.
- Knock on doors and wait to hear "Come In" prior to entering any office or classroom.
- Use "Please, Thank you, and Excuse me," as appropriate.
For a detailed list of all 15 student responsibilities, parents and their child should review the Student Responsibilities section of the Parent/Student Handbook.
Because it is impossible to foresee all problems, which arise, this clause empowers the administration to take disciplinary action for any behavior, which violates the spirit and philosophy of Our Lady of Sorrows School even though not specified in this Code of Conduct.
For more academic information refer to our OLSS Parent Student Handbook.