Approved 02/11/2016


August   2-5----------------------------

Teacher   Workdays

August 8-------------------------------

Opening Day of   School

September   5--------------------------

Labor   Day Holiday

September 21--------------------------

½ day students,   ½ day Pro. Dev.

October 20-----------------------------

1/2 day students,   ½ day Parent/Teacher Conf.

November   11-------------------------

Veteran’s Day Holiday

November   21-25---------------------

Thanksgiving   Holiday

December 14-16----------------------

Semester Exams

December 16--------------------------

End   First Semester

January   3-4---------------------------

Teacher Workdays

January 5-------------------------------

Students Return

January   16----------------------------

MLK   Holiday

February   15--------------------------

½ day students, ½ day Pro. Dev                

February   20--------------------------

President’s Day/BWMD

March   20-24--------------------------

Spring   Break

April   14--------------------------------

Good Friday

April 20--------------------------------

Academic   Competition

May   12---------------------------------


May 22--------------------------------

Graduation - Sulligent 7:00

May 23--------------------------------

Graduation - Lamar Co. HI/Int. 6:00, South Lamar 8:00

May 23-25-----------------------------

Semester Exams

May 25---------------------------------

Students   Last Day

May   26---------------------------------

Teacher   Workday





Progress Reports will be distributed August 30th, October 11th, November 29th, January 31st, March 14th and May 2nd.

Ending of Six Weeks Grading Periods


1st Ends September 16, 2016 (29days)

4th Ends February 17, 2017 (31days)

2nd Ends October 28, 2016 (30 days)

5th Ends April 07, 2017 (29 days)

3rdEnds December 16, 2015 (29 days)

6th Ends May 25, 2017 (32 days)




Report Card Distribution Dates


1st September 22, 2016

3rd January 05, 2017

5th April   13, 2017

2nd November 03, 2016

4th February 23, 2017

6th May 30, 2017


Testing Dates


ACT WorkKeys Online

ACT Aspire Online

   Dec. 1-Feb. 28 (1 day)

Apr. 3 – May 12

ACT WorkKeys P&P

ACT Plus Writing P&P

Feb. 7   with accommodations Feb 7-21


ACT WorkKeys P&P Makeup

Act Plus Writing Online

Feb. 21



ACT Plus Writing Make-up   P&P

Feb. 6 – Apr. 7


ACT Aspire (grades 3-8 and 10)   P&P


Apr. 3 –Apr. 21

May 7 (Deadline)






        2016-2017 Pre-K Registration Now Open

Alabama's nationally recognized First Class Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Enrollment is open to all children four years of age who are residents of the state of Alabama regardless of family income. The Pre-K program will be housed at South Lamar, Sulligent and Vernon Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Transportation to and from the Pre-K sites will be the responsibility of the parent. The Pre-K program is a full day program and will run from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, daily. The cost of the program is $40.00 a month per child. A select number of income based scholarships are available. A random selection drawing will be used to select the children to participate in the Pre-K program. Children eligible for kindergarten are ineligible to register for the Pre-K program. 

The following documents are required to participate in the Pre-K drawing:

•       completed Family Information Form

•       most recent utility bill (proof of Alabama residency)

•       proof of age (child must be 4 on or before September 1, 2016)


You may drop off the required documentation in a sealed envelope addressed to Karen Tomlin - Lamar County Board of Education at any of the schools in Lamar County or at the Lamar County Board of Education. If preferred, you may also mail the application and required documentation to: Karen Tomlin, Lamar County Board of Education, P.O. Box 1379, Vernon, AL 35592.   All information is confidential.

The random selection Pre-K drawing will be open to the public. However, families do not have to be present in order to receive a placement. The Pre-K drawing for all Pre-K sites in Lamar County will be held at the Lamar County Board of Education on March 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the conference room. Please call the Lamar County Board of Education at (205) 695-7615 if you have any questions. The Pre-K program is contingent upon continued funding. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and disability. These laws extend to all state education agencies.

Please go under Parent Info tab on home screen to get the Pre-K application form.

Thank you.




Lamar County Schools