Tardiness

  • The following procedure is to ensure the enforcement of tardiness regulations including consequences for the violations in making students accountable for their action.

    DEFINITION

    A student shall be considered tardy to class if the student is not in the classroom when the bell to begin class ceases.  A student shall be considered tardy to school if the student is not in his or her home-room, first period class when the bell to begin home-room/class ceases. 

    1. Senior High School Students (Grades 9-12) consequences for tardies are as follows:
      1. When a student receives his or her first tardy, the principal shall warn the student of the consequences of future tardies
      2. When a student receives his or her 2nd tardy, he or she shall be assigned two hours of detention in the Student Adjustment Center. For all subsequent tardies the student will be assigned four (4) hours in the Student Adjustment Center.  On the sixth tardy, the parents will be notified for a conference with the principal that must be held before the student may continue in school in addition to the four hours in SAC.  Four (4) hours of SAC will be assigned for all tardies after six (6).
      3. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day. 
    1. Junior High School Students (Grades 6-8)
      1. When a student receives three (3) tardies, parents will be notified and the student will be assigned two hours SAC.
      2. When a student receives six (6) tardies, parents will be notified for a conference with the principal and the student will be assigned four hours SAC.
      3. When a student receives nine (9) tardies, the parents/student will be referred to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance and the student will be assigned four hours SAC. At this time, a disposition will be made by the superintendent or his designee for possible court action against parent and/or student or other disposition.  If a hearing is required, the parents, student, principal, and Child Welfare Supervisor shall be present at the hearing.
      4. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day. 
    1. Elementary School Students (Grades Pre-K-5)
      1. When a student receives three (3) tardies, parents will be notified for a conference.
      2. When a student receives six (6) tardies, parents will be notified for a conference.
      3. When a student receives nine (9) tardies, the parents/student will be referred to the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. At this time, a disposition will be made by the superintendent or his designee for possible court action against parent and/or student or other disposition.  If a hearing is required, the parents, student, principal, and Child Welfare Supervisor shall be present at the hearing.
      4. All late-arrival students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will be marked "absent" from school until a parent or guardian signs the student "IN" for the day.

     

    NOTE:  Tardy notices are sent on a session basis. Extenuating circumstances presented at a parent conference may be given consideration by the administration and teacher to extend the limit.

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