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, September 20th, November 1st, November 29th, January 31st, February 21st, April 11th and May 4th.

Ending of Nine Week Grading Periods


1st Ends October 7, 2016 (44 days)

4th Ends May 25, 2017 (47 days)

2nd Ends December 16, 2016 (44 days)


3rdEnds March 10, 2017 (45 days)





Report Card Distribution Dates for Nine Week Grading Periods


1st October 13, 2016

3rd  March 16, 2017


2nd January 5, 2016

4th  May 31, 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)






The Alabama Department of Public Health at this time has point has identified the Norovirus as the cause of illness at South Lamar.

Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both. This is called acute gastroenteritis.

The most common symptoms—

·         diarrhea

·         throwing up

·         nausea

·         stomach pain

Other symptoms—

·         fever

·         headache

·         body aches

A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.

If you have norovirus illness, you can feel extremely ill and throw up or have diarrhea many times a day. This can lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses.

Symptoms of dehydration—

·         decrease in urination

·         dry mouth and throat

·         feeling dizzy when standing up

Children who are dehydrated may cry with few or no tears and be unusually sleepy or fussy.





        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