• Attendance

    Did you know that one of the leading indicators for your child’s success in school is his/her attendance? Getting your child to school and there on time will help ensure that your student can do the best he/she can.

    Attendance Times




    Chalmette, Lacoste, Meraux Elementary

    8:40 a.m.

    3:40 p.m.

    Davies and Gauthier Elementary

    8:30 a.m.

    3:30 p.m.

    Arabi Elementary

    8:00 a.m.

    3:00 p.m.

    Smith Elementary

    7:30 a.m.

    2:30 a.m.

    Andrew Jackson, Trist, and St. Bernard Middle

    8:00 a.m.

    3:00 p.m.

    Chalmette High and Rowley Alternative

    7:30 a.m.

    2:30 p.m.


    Attendance Policy

    While we all know that going to school is important, sometimes children are absent. Please read carefully our district’s attendance policy:

    • Elementary and middle school students may not be absent more than 14 days in order to receive credit for the year.
    • High school students may not be absent more than 7 days per semester.
    • Students are regarded as habitually absent or habitually tardy after the fifth unexcused absence or fifth unexcused occurrence of being tardy within any school semester.
    • If a child is absent due to illness or accident, medical certificates signed by the attending physicians must be presented within five days after a student returns to school.
    • Please note that St. Bernard Parish Schools are obligated to report any student who is habitually absent or tardy to the juvenile court of St. Bernard Parish as a truant child.