Important News

Guidance Department Summer Hours
Monday 5/29 - Thursday 6/1: 8am - 1pm
Monday 6/5 - Friday 6/9: 8am - 1pm
Monday 6/12: 8am - 1pm
After Monday, 6/12: One counselor will be available in the Guidance Department each Wednesday from 8am - 1pm
(Closed Wednesday, July 5th)

Counselors return to work full-time on Thursday, July 20.  From that day until the first day of school on August 9, Summer Hours (8am  -1pm) apply.

Summer Reading Assignments - PLEASE READ!
All students who will be taking English I, II, III and IV have Summer Reading assignments which are required and must be completed by Aug. 14.  Please visit the link below for complete information.

ORIENTATION SESSION FOR STUDENTS RETURNING TO OCHS
A beginning of the year orientation session will be held on on campus Monday, July 31 from 7:00 am - 3:00 PM.
Students should attend at the times indicated below.  They first meet in the cafeteria for instructions, then are released to the specific pay stations to pay fees.

Seniors -- 7:00 - 8:00
Juniors -- 8:30 - 9:30
Sophomores -- 10:00 - 11:00
Lunch break -- 11:00 - 12:00
Freshmen Parent Meeting -- 12:00 - 12:30
Freshmen -- 12:30 - 2:00
Band Orientation -- 4:00 - 5:30

Students purchasing parking tags MUST BRING the following items WITH THEM -  copy of driver's license and insurance card -- COPIES WILL NOT BE MADE AT SCHOOL.

Returning Comeaux students who are OFFICIALLY joining the Performing Arts Academy should attend the July 14 Session for Transferring Students as well, as academy information will be provided then.

ORIENTATION SESSIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS AT OCHS

PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
For specific questions about the Performing Arts Academy, please contact Mr. Jim Boudreaux, Counselor/PAA Liason, at jlboudreaux@lpssonline.com.  For general information pertaining to the Performing Arts Academy, visit our web site at http://tinyurl.com/ochsperformingartsacademy. To receive regular updates of information pertaining to the academy, please subscribe to our PAA REMIND (formerly "Remind 101") Message Service.

There are still some openings for new students in the Performing Arts Academy at this time. For more information visit the LPSS Schools of Choice site.

GRADING SCALE

A 100-93 
B 92-85 
 C 84-75 
 D 74-67 
 F 66-0 

LPSS Parent Portal
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The following grading promotion policy was adopted by the board into Pupil Progression to be effective for the 1617 school year and beyond. 

Grades are calculated from numerical scores from 2 weighted categories
  • Formative Assessment Grades - The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.
  • Summative Assessment Grades - The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value. 
Nine Weeks grades are calculated with a weight of 40% for Formative Assessment Grades, and 60% for Summative Assessment Grades. The calculated is converted to a letter grade to be reported on the Report Card.

Quality Points are used only at the end of the Nine Weeks Grading Period.
A = 3.5 average and above
B = 2.5 - 3.49 average
C = 1.5 - 2.49 average
D = 1.0 - 1.49 average
F = below 0.99 average

For Year-Long courses, students must have minimum of 4 quality points over the four 9 weeks grading periods, with a minimum of 4 quality points combined for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks grading periods. Students must pass the last 9 weeks grading period with at least 1 quality point (meaning a grade of D or higher the 4th 9 Weeks).

For Semester Long, one credit courses, (examples: Business English, Technical Writing, Financial Literacy, Business Math) students must earn a minimum of 2 quality points, with a minimum of 1 quality point for the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period grade; students cannot make an grade of F the final 9 weeks of the course.

For F’s earned the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period for a half-credit course, the student fails the course, pending recommendation of the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and the principal, with final approval granted by the Grade Level Director of Schools.

For Full Year courses where there is an End of Course (EOC) Test: If the student makes a grade of F the 4th 9-weeks grading period, he or she fails the course, UNLESS the student earns a GOOD or EXCELLENT score on the EOC test, and the student has earned at least 1 quality point over the year.



2016-2017 Important Dates


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ACT TEST DATES  Click HERE to register for the ACT
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test.html

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.
**See Non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.


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Weighted GPA's & TOPS
In order to align the calculation of grade point averages with Act 359, beginning with the FRESHMEN entering in 2014-2015 and graduating in 2018 and beyond, the calculation of the minimum cumulative grade point average shall utilize a five-point scale for grades earned in certain Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses, Gifted courses, and Dual enrollment courses.

Registration
Please be sure to bring proof of residence and transcripts when registering your child.


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