Tardy Policy

Tardy Policy Revision: 8/29/19

Research has shown a direct connection between school tardiness and its impact on teaching and learning for the student who is tardy as well as other students in the class.  When students come in tardy to class, the class must stop and allow the student to be caught up with the others in class, settled into the routine, and time for instruction to resume.  If a student is five minutes late to school or class three times per week, the student misses 135 instructional minutes for the grading period. 

To help resolve habitual tardies to school/class and make up lost instructional minutes, students will receive a warning on the 3rd tardy.  The student will meet with the principal or assistant principal to discuss why he or she is consistently tardy to school.   On the 5th tardy, the parent will be asked to come to school for an attendance meeting that begins at 7:00 AM.  This will be a meeting with the principal and/or assistant principal to see how we can resolve habitual tardies to school. 

The tardy count will reset every nine-week grading period. 

Students who are not late for school will earn house points at the end of each nine-week period.

Tardy count will begin September 3, 2019 for the purposes of this policy. 

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