Policies

Weather - School Closing

Weather Link: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/

If weather conditions are severe enough to warrant closing, LJA will follow the school closing/school delay of St. Paul Public Schools. If we should need to close early, we will send an email blast and a Robo Call to alert all families. Please make sure we have your up-to-date contact information. 

Sign up for KARE 11 school closing emails to be sent to your inbox here: http://www.kare11.com/weather/emails/schoolalert/

WCCO offers text alerts here: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/school-closings-text-alerts/  

Uniform Policy

The purpose of the LJA Uniform Policy:

●   To create an environment where competition is limited and learning is paramount

●   To minimize commercialism as a student value

●   To focus attention on the pursuit of scholarship

●   To contribute to shared identity within the LJA community of learners

Students are NOT allowed to alter/change their uniform in any way by cutting or writing on uniforms. If shirt does not have LJA logo displayed, it is not considered proper uniform attire.

If a clothing item is NOT listed, it does NOT comply with the proper LJA dress code:

Tops- MUST bear the LJA logo.  The logo must appear on the outermost garment.  Options are as follows:

  • LJA t-shirts, baseball shirts, official club shirts or official team shirts and/or hooded sweatshirts with the school name – any color (shirts and sweatshirts must be pre-approved by the Leadership Team and sold through the school to qualify as a uniform top)

  • To add warmth, students may wear a shirt of any color and design underneath any of the above logo garments.

Bottoms - MUST be plain (see note below) and must adhere to the following. Black or khaki in color.  Black denim is allowed (not blue jeans).

  • Pants, shorts, capris, skirts or skorts.  Must be no shorter than four fingers above the knee. (Equal to 3 inches/a standard index card above the kneecap as measured standing by a person NOT wearing the item in question.)

  • PLAIN means no words, logos, advertising, print or cut-out design, bedazzle, or image of any kind. It also means in good repair – no holes, rips, or frayed ends.

Footwear and all other attire should be comfortable and appropriate for an active learning environment.  Shoes must have a sole, should fit, and be in good condition for safety reasons. Shoes must be worn at all times. Students will be asked to change footwear that is unsafe. Hats without logos, team names or advertisements are allowed. Sunglasses may not be worn on the face during class time.  Scarves, jewelry, tights, hair accessories and colorful socks are allowed.

Physical Education Uniforms

It is mandatory that students come prepared for Physical Education with their LJA Wellness t-shirt and the proper footwear (Tennis shoes, running shoes, hiking shoes). Exceptions will not be made.

LJA Athletics or Activity Shirts

LJA student athletics or activity shirts are allowed to be worn as uniform shirts.  (Athletic shirts refers to sports teams. Wellness t-shirts are NOT ALLOWED to be worn as uniform shirts.) Shirt designs must be pre-approved by the LJA administration.

Protocol for uniform or dress code violation

Students are expected to come to school in uniform each and every day and remain in uniform throughout the day. Students will not be allowed to continue with the school day out of uniform.

Uniform Purchase

  • School t-shirts can be purchased directly from the school.  Contact the office for more information.

Transportation

Student transportation is provided by HAP Transportation 612-294-2460.

Bus stops are determined by the addresses of enrolled LJA students living within the city of Saint Paul and reside more than one mile from the school.   We also have a community stop available for Minneapolis residents.  Students living outside of St. Paul proper can ride the bus from a nearby bus stop if they choose.

For any additional information contact Cassandra Quam at cassandraq@laurajeffreyacademy.org.

BUS Guidelines

Wellness Policy

Procurement Policy 

STudent AND FAMILY HANDBOOK

Volunteer Handbook