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Students who are not inside their classroom before the second bell rings will be marked tardy. Students who arrive after 30 minutes from the start of the period will be marked absent for that period. Tardies can only be excused for the same legal reasons allowed for excused absencesRefer to the Excused & Unexcused Absences section of the Attendance Policies page.

Tardy = Lunch Detention

Students who are not inside their classroom before the second bell rings will be marked Tardy.  Students who arrive after 30 minutes from the start of the period will be marked Absent for that period. Tardies cannot be excused under any circumstances. Every period a student is tardy counts against their attendance for our “Rule of 85” eligibility calculation, so it is critical that all students do everything they can to be in class on time.


Tardy Consequences

If a student is Tardy to class, the teacher will mark them Tardy in our school attendance database. The teacher will then hand the student a tardy slip directing them to attend a 20-minute* lunch detention. Tardy students must immediately report to detention at the beginning of their lunch period to serve their detention. Student’s who are released from Academic Success at 11:55 must report by 12:00. Students who are released at 12:15 must report by 12:20. On Wednesdays, students must report to the small gym by 11:45. If a student is tardy to his/her class after lunch, they will be required to serve lunch detention the following school day.  Students who fail to attend lunch detention on the day it is assigned will be assigned a 1-hour Administrative Detention that is served after school. Students who habitually fail to attend tardy detentions may be referred to an assistant principal for more formal school discipline.


In addition to lunch detentions, each time a student accrues 10 tardies across all of their classes, they will be assigned Saturday School Detention. When a student reaches 40 tardies, the Dean of Learning Support will arrange a parent/guardian and student meeting scheduled to address the issue and to plan a more effective intervention.

*Detention on Wednesdays will be 15 minutes due to a shorter lunch period.