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.
Only 4 tardies per quarter will be excused when a parent note is provided. Any further tardies due to illness must be accompanied by a doctor’s note 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.
Excuses must be valid and approved by the administration.
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 four tardies per quarter.
Consequences for unexcused TARDIES TO SCHOOL AND CLASSES:
Tardies are a violation of the discipline policy and will be addressed by the administration.