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.
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.
In 6th grade we desire to lead the students toward a greater level of responsibility. Part of that responsibility is knowing the importance of punctuality. The first quarter will be a time of transition as the students learn to handle the freedom of traveling from class to class on their own and no longer as a class group led by a teacher. Lunch detentions may be given toward the end of the first quarter if there is an excess of tardies.
During the second quarter of 6th grade the following procedures and consequences for tardies will be enforced.
- Tardies will be monitored on a weekly basis.
- After 3 tardies a lunch detention will be given.
- After 6 tardies an office referral will be made and an after school detention given.
- If a student reaches 16 or more tardies in a quarter, a full day of ISS will be assigned, which includes a $50.00 fee for staffing purposes.
*Tardies will accumulate throughout each quarter and then reset at the beginning of a new quarter.
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 quarter in all classes, the student will serve a Saturday detention
- At the twelfth tardy per quarter in all classes, the student will serve a one day in-school suspension
- At the fifteenth tardy for the quarter, the student will serve a two or three day in-school suspension and a meeting will be required with parents
- A tardy longer than 15 minutes will also be determined an absence.