Because tardiness disrupts the classroom and negatively affects the learning environment,
students should arrive punctually to each of their classes. Students are allowed an adequate
passing period to travel from one class to the next.
Unexcused tardies (lacking written excuse from faculty member or administrators) can affect the
student’s citizenship grade and are also subject to other disciplinary consequences. Students are
given one free unexcused tardy for each six weeks grading period. After that, the student will be
assigned to detentions and/or to Saturday school.
Examples of unexcused tardies include, but are not limited to the following:
1. car trouble
2. missed bus
3. personal business
4. non-medical appointments
5. court appearances
7. illness other than immediate family