Excessive tardiness is a serious matter. The school accepts the responsibility of helping develop good character habits in its students. Chronic tardiness is a detriment to the establishment of such habits and, therefore, cannot be condoned. It is the expectation of the school that the student be in the classroom when the bell rings.
All tardies to classes during the day will be handled in the manner described below. A tardy is defined as a student not being in the classroom when the bell begins to ring. If a student is tardy, teachers MUST follow the procedures outlined below:
If a student is five (5) or more minutes late to class, the absence will be considered unexcused and the student may be considered truant. The teacher should document the unexcused absence and submit the discipline referral to the attendance office. The above tardy policy runs through the end of each semester. The tardy policy will start over at the beginning of each semester.