The policy regarding tardies and absenses has recently been amended. The new policy will be implemented at the beginning of the 2019 Spring semester. Below, parents/guardians can find the memo that has been sent home with students. The memo can also be found under the 'Parents' and 'Students' pages on the website.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
School attendance is mandated by state law and is essential to a student’s academic progress. Tardiness for first period has become a major issue. Since the first day of school, there have been 134 students in grades 6-12 that have been tardy with a total of 428 tardies for first period. This is an enormous amount of classroom disruptions and loss of instructional time for our first period teachers and students. In order to address this issue, we ask that all students be in their seats by 7:44 a.m. each morning ready for instruction.
Beginning the second semester, an amended tardy policy will be implemented. All students arriving late more than two times within a 9-week grading period will be required to participate in tardy detention each morning they are late thereafter during that 9-week grading period.
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance as we work together to address chronic tardiness. We want to make every effort to ensure our students have every opportunity to meet their academic goals.