Punctuality is essential for successful student performance. Students will be marked tardy if they are not in their seats when the bell rings. General traffic tie-ups are not considered excused tardies.

TK-5th Grade Students

As elementary students depend on their parents to ensure that they arrive to school on time and ready for class, if there are excessive tardies, a meeting with the parents will be required.

6th Grade Students – 1st Period Tardies

In the interest of student success, students need to arrive at school no later than 8:10 for their 8:15 class. If students are routinely late for 1st period, a meeting will be set up to develop a plan for prompt arrival at school.

7th-12 Grade Students – 1st Period Tardies

In the interest of student success, students need to arrive at school no later than 7:55 for their 8:00 class. If students are routinely late for 1st period, a meeting will be set up to develop a plan for prompt arrival at school.

Tardy Consequences

For upper campus middle and high school students, the consequences for excessive tardies are as follows:

  • Every third tardy in a particular class will count as an unexcused absence
  • At the sixth tardy per semester in all classes, the student will serve one day of lunch detention.
  • At the twelfth tardy per semester in all classes, the student will serve 3 days of lunch detention.
  • At the fifteenth tardy for the semester, the student will serve 5 days of lunch detention and a meeting will be required with parents.
  • A tardy longer than 15 minutes will also be determined as an absence.
Last modified: Jul 18, 2020