Students are expected to be in their seats with all necessary materials (books, paper, pencil, etc.) and be ready for work when the tardy bell rings. Students in Physical Education classes are to be inside their respective Locker Room and changing into their gym clothes when the tardy bell rings. School begins promptly at 8:35 a.m. All students not in their class by 8:35 a.m. must sign in at the Attendance Office. Students are assigned detention if they are tardy more than five (5) times in each semester. EXCESSIVE tardies will affect citizenship grade and are part of the End of the Year Activity Criteria.
Tardiness is tallied on a semester basis and can be monitored in Power School. A plan for correction of repeated tardiness will be individually devised and enforced. Teachers may allow a tardy to be made up before or after school. The Attendance Clerk determines whether tardiness is to be excused. A note or phone call from the parent will not necessarily excuse a student’s tardy. Each teacher is expected to follow the school’s tardy policy. The policy is as follows:
- For the first three unexcused tardies, the teacher takes appropriate action, and may contact the parent by phone or a note to be signed and returned.
- If the teacher has contacted a parent, upon the fourth and all subsequent tardies, the teacher may refer the pupil to the counselor. The counselor will contact the parent. The student may be assigned disciplinary consequences.
Tardies may affect a student's participation in the End of Year Activities and Promotion Ceremony. Please refer to the End of Year Activity and Promotion Criteria.