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.

    Tardy Policy:

    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 9:30AM. 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.