Oxford High School Parent Procedures
It is the goal of Oxford High School (OHS) to provide an educational environment that will ensure success and a love for learning. In order to accomplish these goals, we greatly rely on parent partnerships. You will find a list of parent involvement procedures below that will make our partnership a success. These and many other items are also discussed in the OHS Student Handbook.
Every visitor to Oxford High School must present a valid ID and obtain a visitor tag from our LobbyGuard kiosk. This will be done in the lobby area. An office staff member will be present to assist you.
During the morning drop-off time that begins at 7:10 a.m., cars will make the loop to the right of the building and will drive around the back of the school. Parents should drop off students outside of the Science building. Car riders should have all backpacks and other items ready to exit the car to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow. Please yield to pedestrians and school buses on campus.
Please note that the busiest time for the car rider line is between 8:10 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. If you arrive at these times, the line may be long, and your child runs the risk of being tardy. All students not in their classrooms when the 8:20 bell rings are considered tardy. When a child arrives late, he or she must sign in at the front desk. Please follow traffic officers directions when entering and exiting campus.
Late Arrivals and Early Checkout
Being on time for school is essential. Tardiness negatively affects the learning process and could result in academic failure. The school day begins promptly at 8:20 a.m. Instructional time is heavily guarded throughout the school day. Parents are encouraged to schedule all appointments outside of the school day. Likewise, early checkouts are a disruption to the learning process and are discouraged. Absolutely no early checkouts will be permitted after 3:30 p.m. We want to provide a positive and successful learning experience for all students.
When coming to eat lunch with a student, visitors must be on the student’s contact list, present a valid ID, and obtain a visitor tag. After signing in, the parent must wait in the lobby area to meet his or her child or wait in the cafeteria. The parent may then have lunch with his or her child at the hospitality table only. No other children will be permitted to sit with the parent and his/her child. Parents should not go to the classroom before or after lunchtime. After the student’s lunchtime, all visitors must checkout in the office and exit the building. No outside food is allowed to students during lunch time unless the visitor signs in and stays to eat lunch with their student.
Oxford High teachers and staff encourage parent involvement and welcome parents to arrange a volunteer experience with their child’s teacher, the administrative office, or the PTO. The names of all expected volunteers will be logged in the office daily, and all volunteers are required to check-in and follow the usual sign-in procedures. Unscheduled interruptions to the instructional day are not permitted.
Dismissal and Pick-Up Procedures
Dismissal is at 3:45 p.m. All cars must make the loop to the right of the building and will drive around the back of the school. Parents will pick up students outside of the Science building. Car riders should have all backpacks and other items ready to exit the campus to ensure safe and efficient traffic flow. Please yield to pedestrians and school buses on campus. All students must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.
Please follow traffic officers’ directions when entering and exiting campus.
Bus and Ride Changes
Students who ride bus transportation will be assigned a morning and/or afternoon bus. Students may not ride another bus other than the assigned bus. Bus change passes will not be issued. If you move during the school year, please call the transportation department at (662) 234-3541 to authorize a bus assignment change. Residency documents will need to be presented.