A student is considered truant when they exceed five (5) unexcused absences each semester. While we understand that sickness and emergencies arise, we ask that your child attend school each day that they are well. If your child is out, we ask that you contact the office. Please send medical excuses upon return. Early checkouts are discouraged, and not allowed after 2pm. Every minute your child spends in our classroom is instructional. We do not allow early check outs for convenience. Thank you for understanding. 

Late Arrivals
Please ensure that your child is at school, ready to learn in their classroom, by 7:50 each morning. You may drop your child off any time after 7:20 am. If a duty teacher is not outside, you must park and walk your child into the office. Students will be marked absent until they are checked in at the office. Students will need to obtain a Tardy Slip before going to class. This is for their safety. Thank you!

Please remember that only uniform-approved sweatshirts and sweaters are allowed inside the building. Solid navy, purple, brown, black, grey or white crew sweatshirts, sweaters and uniform jackets are allowed. Spirit Gear may be worn at any time. Check the Uniform Policy page for more information. 

Birthday Celebrations
Birthdays are very exciting at E-Lab! Students are given a "Birthday Shirt" to wear for their special day, and receive a special birthday card, charm, sticker and pencil in the office. You are welcome to send non-food birthday treats to share with your child's class. Summer & Vacation Birthdays are celebrated throughout the year!

We welcome visitors at E-Lab. We ask that all guests check-in at the office and wear a visitor badge.

Parents, if you are visiting our school in the afternoons, please remember to park in the parking lot. We ask that you not park in the circle so our buses can make their way in. We also ask that you do not park in the kitchen loading area at any time, as deliveries are made daily. Please respect the posted parking signs reserving spots for the CDC and handicap spaces. Thank you!

Lost & Found
Missing something? Check the Lost & Found! 2nd Floor, outside the Library Conference Room.

Carline & Pick Up Policies
In order to ensure the safety of our students, we have established a "no walk-up" policy. All students are to be picked up in carline via personal vehicle, daycare van or bus. All vehicles must have a visible car tag for all students they are picking up. Additional tags are available in the office.


1 Caldwell Drive Natchitoches LA 71497 318.357.6973