When a student arrives late to school or to class, this encourages the formation of undesirable personal habits, hurts the morale of students who are on time, reflects a negative attitude towards the class/school, creates disruptive problems in the hallways, and disrupts the instructional process for the school. Tardiness is not acceptable because it disrupts class, reflects a negative attitude toward the class, creates disruptive problems in the corridors, and develops a habit, which could make future employment difficult.
Only 3 tardies per quarter will be excused when a parent note/call is provided. Any further tardies due to illness must be accompanied by a doctor’s note in order to be considered excused.
- All tardies due to medical appointments must be accompanied by a doctor’s note to be considered excused.
- Tardies due to a family emergency can only be excused by an administrator.
**The following will not be excused: oversleeping, power outages, car trouble, traffic, and missing the bus.
Unexcused Tardy to School per quarter:
Students are considered tardy to school if they arrive to school after 9:15AM. Please note that the following reasons for coming late to school will NOT be excused: oversleeping, power outages, car trouble, traffic, and missing the bus. A student who is late to school must bring a note to excuse the tardy within 48 hours or the parent/guardian must call the attendance line (571)252-2302 to inform the school of the late arrival.
Parents/guardians may only excuse three tardies per quarter.
The consequences for unexcused TARDIES TO SCHOOL PER QUARTER are as follows:
- 1st Tardy — Warning
- 2nd Tardy — Warning
- 3rd Tardy — Warning
- 4th Tardy — One LUNCH detention
- Each additional tardy after the 4th - other disciplinary consequences by the administration
NO SHOW to an assigned DETENTION will result in a REFERRAL TO STUDENT"S ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
The consequences for unexcused TARDIES TO CLASS per quarter are as follows:
- 1st Tardy — Warning from teacher
- 2nd Tardy — Warning from teacher
- 3rd Tardy — Teacher assigns afternoon detention and contacts parent
- 4th Tardy — Referral to administrator
*The unexcused tardy to class policy pertains to all class periods
Arriving to school after 10:45a.m.:
Students who arrive at school after 10:45 a.m. are considered absent from their first block class. If the late arrival is UNEXCUSED the student will be assigned one AFTERNOON DETENTION upon arrival.
Tardies for After-school Activities:
To participate in an after-school activity, students must arrive to school by 9:15 a.m., on the day of the activity. Any student arriving, unexcused tardy, after 9:30AM will not be permitted to participate in after-school activities. Tardies to school accompanied by a note from the particular office (medical, dental, etc.) are excused and the student will be allowed to participate.
Please Note: parent excused tardies are excused-but student cannot participate.