Lusher Student Guidelines
- Project Pride
- Dress Code
- Report Cards
- Progress Reports
- Gold Cards
- Superintendent's Awards
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Tardiness Policy
- Grading Scale
1) Project Pride
Lusher Uses an incentive approach to encourage appropriate behavior. The
basic tenets of the program are:
Students who successfully follow these rules receive Project Pride recognition
each week by classroom teachers. School-wide "Big Events" are scheduled
periodically to recognize the students who consistently practice Project
Respect people and property.
Do your best work.
2) Dress Code
Proper attire is to be worn to school by all students to foster the best
environment for learning. To ensure that students observe basic rules of
personal hygiene and dress in a manner that would not disrupt the educational
process, the following dress code shall apply:
In general, all clothing for school should be worn neat, clean, comfortable
(not too tight) and appropriate for school. Research has shown that there
is a distinct relationship between students' dress and their classroom
behavior, attitude and achievement.
Beards and mustaches must be neatly trimmed. Moderate hair styles are permitted.
Students are prohibited from wearing hair curlers or other grooming aids
Students shall not wear suggestive or revealing attire that would divert
attention from the learning process or lead to a student's being insulted,
assaulted or approached indecently.
Earrings may not be worn by male students.
All students must wear gym shorts and shirts for physical education class
(and only for physical education class).
Caps, hats and sunglasses are not be worn in the school building.
No short skirts or short shorts (2 inches above the knee limit).
Make up and leggings are not permitted.
Shoes without backs are not permissible. This includes slippers, shower
thongs and footwear judged by the principal as inappropriate for school.
Shirts or blouses tied at the midriff, clothing not properly fastened,
or any item of clothing with a bare midriff is not to be worn.
Clothing with holes is prohibited (designed that way or not).
Long hair on boys must be worn in a ponytail.
Clothing, jewelry, buttons, patches or nay other items with words, phrases,
symbols, pictures, or signs, which use indecent, profane, gang related
or suggestive words, or are drug or alcohol related, are not to be worn.
For the health and safety of all students, ornate and/or expensive jewelry,
such as medallions and gold chains, are not to be worn by students while
on School Board property or at school- sponsored activities.
3) Report Cards
Report cards are issued four times a year. Parents pick up report cards
at the main office. Teachers are available for conferences in their classrooms.
Fourth quarter report cards are mailed home.
4) Progress Reports
In an effort to keep parents informed and lines of communication open,
students are issued progress reports at mid-quarter. This information will
alert parents to any problems students may be experiencing during the grading
5) Gold Cards
Students must have a grade-point average of 3.75 in promotional subjects
in order to be eligible for a gold card.
6) Superintendent's Awards
Lusher students who maintain a 3.75 average for 3 quarters will be eligible
to receive the Superintendent's award.
7) Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parents may request a conference with their child's teachers during their
planning period by calling the office and leaving a message and a return
At Lusher we believe that regular and punctual attendance is a key factor
in the achievement of academic success. Absences cause a loss of continuity
in the daily learning process. It is impossible to recreate the learning
activities which go on in a classroom, although individual assignments
can often be completed at a later date. Absence from school can become
overwhelming to a student who must attempt to make up missed work and to
keep up with current work at the same time. The State of Louisiana Compulsory
Attendance Law mandates that students cannot be absent more than 16 unexcused
days. Any student who misses more than 16 unexcused days can be retained.
Continued attendance at Lusher Extension requires compliance with this
Procedure for Excused Absences:
When a student is ill the office should be notified by the parent by telephone.
Please call in each day of the absence unless it is clear in the first
call that the student will not return for a certain period. Lengthy illness
and the request for home assignments should be directed to the student
When we do not hear from home, we will call parents at home and work numbers
on each day of the student's absence.
If a student is absent for fewer than 5 consecutive days, a note to the
student's homeroom teacher stating the reason for the absence is necessary
when the student returns to class. If a student is out sick for 5 or more
consecutive days, a doctor's note must be presented before the student
The homeroom teacher will give the student an admit slip for their teachers
9) Tardiness Policy
At the beginning of the day
Students are tardy to school after 8:30 a.m. at the Extension and 8:45
at Willow St.. Homeroom teachers are to record students tardy on the homeroom
The following discipline procedure will be used for tardy students per
nine weeks period.
Tardy up to three times--teacher discretion.
Tardy the fourth time--official detention and parent notification.
Tardy the fifth time--conference with parent, student, homeroom teacher,
and the student advisor.
During the day:
Tardiness should be handled by the classroom teachers.
Should a student begin to be tardy regularly, teachers are directed to
refer students to the student advisor for disciplinary action.
After first period, students should report to the office for a tardy pass.
Students report directly to homeroom teachers when tardy as long as first
period has not ended.
10) Grading Scale
The following grading scale is used: A = 93-100 B = 85-92 C = 75-84 D =
70-74 F = 69 or below
Lusher's discipline program encourages cooperation between home and school
and follows the Discipline and Dress Code of the New Orleans Public Schools.
In the event of the need for disciplinary action, any of the following
steps may be taken: a note to parents, a telephone call, a parent conference,
a student detention after school, a conference with the principal or student
suspension. Parents are responsible for their child's behavior. Parents
are strongly encouraged to make sure their children know and understand
the school rules. Parent-teacher cooperation results in the best possible
learning environment for all children. In order to re-enroll at Lusher
School, a student must demonstrate acceptable behavior.
All teachers at Lusher assign homework. Homework is an important part of
the learning process. It enriches the curriculum and encourages pupil responsibility.
Students should be sure homework is completed neatly and correctly. Individual
teachers generally send home information at the beginning of the school
year regarding his/her own homework policy guidelines.