Daily School Information
Oklahoma law states that each child between the ages of 5 and 17 years old should be in school. If a student continues to be absent for reasons other than sickness or death in the family, the principal will contact the parents. If the child continues to be absent, the parents will be asked to explain the situation to the Board of Christian Education. Proper authorities will be notified if the problem continues to exist.
The official school day begins at 8:30a.m for Kindergarten - 8th grades and 9:00a.m. for preschool & Pre-Kindergarten; Children are to arrive at school no more than 15 minutes early. Students arriving earlier are expected to be taken to before school care because there is no supervision before that time.
It is the responsibility of parents to see that children arrive promptly at school each day of the school year. The school day begins at 8:30am; students will be counted tardy if they arrive in the classroom after 8:30am. Tardy students disrupt classrooms, distract students, and require teachers to spend needless time on accounting procedures. If a child arrives late, the student should have a note from the parent explaining the reason for tardiness. The student must report to the school office. 3 tardies will be equivalent to one absence. If a student is tardy regularly, the parents will be consulted and measures taken to remedy the situation. Possible consequences include detention and work detail.
Every effort should be made to schedule medical appointments outside school time, but it may be necessary for students to occasionally be absent during the school day. If a child is absent, a parent should call the school and indicate the reason and extent of the absence. This should be done by 9:00am on the day of the absence. To ensure the safety of the students, parents will receive a phone call from the school if their child is absent and they have not called to inform the teacher.
In the event of an absence which is planned, the teacher should be notified well in advance and the student should complete all assignments before the absence unless other arrangements have been made. The school day ends at 11:15am for morning preschool; 3:15pm for grades Pre-K – Kindergarten; and 3:30pm for grades 1 - 8. If a parent or guardian does not pick up their child, arrangements should be made to have him/her picked up no later than 15 minutes after dismissal time. Students may not be in the building after this time unless requested by the teacher or participating in a supervised activity. If there is an emergency and you will be late on a particular day, please notify the school office.
All students that have not been picked up within 15 minutes of school dismissal will be taken to day care for extended day care, and a fee will be charged.
Pupils Taken From School
It is the practice of Good Shepherd Lutheran School to allow only the custodial parent to take the child from school grounds unless previous arrangements have been made between the custodial parent and the principal by written note or phone call.
Any emergency closing of the school due to weather or other circumstances will be announced on local television stations and posted on our internet page at www.gslok.org . You may also call the school office at 732-0070 for a recording of school closings. In the event that school is open during inclement weather, the parent should use his/her discretion as to transporting their child. In these instances contact the school and your child will receive an excused absence.