Students are expected to come to school with materials needed for work, including those for inclement weather. Students should bring a backpack for their personal and school-issued belongings, and are responsible for them throughout the day.
Students can only be successful if they are present and prepared in school every day. Our curriculum is an ambitious one; every day is essential for students to keep pace and reach their IEP goals.
While each student is ultimately responsible for her/his own attendance, families are expected to ensure that their young adults are in school. Excessive absences will be considered a violation of the parent/guardian commitment. Attendance helps to foster an attitude of responsibility and is essential to the instructional program at OA. Attendance is the first step in ensuring academic achievement. Every day is essential for our students to keep pace; every instructional minute counts. A student is considered to be in attendance when he/she is physically present at school or is participating in an authorized school activity and is under the supervision of authorized school personnel for at least 50% of the school day.
Families can contact our Main Office at 504-503-1421 to report a student's absence.
OA provides each student with an OA shirt when they enroll. We encourage students to make their own choices when choosing what to wear each day, as enrolling at OA is a milestone toward becoming more independent.
Though OA does not follow a strict dress code, students are expected to dress appropriately for work. This could mean wearing an apron, nametag, or OA shirt for their shift at work each morning. To ensure that students are prepared each day, please make sure he or she has an OA shirt with them or at school each day along with any rain gear (poncho, umbrella, or extra set of clothes. Ask your OA student about any additional work dress code requirements.
If you would like to purchase additional shirts, you can call the main office at 504-503-1421 to pay by card, or send your student with $15 to cover the cost of an additional shirt.