SHS Tardy Policy

Tardiness to class interferes with the instructional program and creates an atmosphere in which teaching and learning are restricted. A tardy is generally defined as not being in the classroom, properly seated, when the change of class tones stop sounding, signaling the end of passing time.

A student who is more than 15 minutes late for class will be considered absent. Excessive tardiness will result in disciplinary action as is outlined below:  In each case, the teacher will record tardy in the student's attendance record for that day's class.  These records are viewable through ParentConnect. 

Tardy #1: The teacher informs the student of the tardy.

Tardy #2:
 The teacher counsels/confers with the student regarding the tardy.

Tardy #3:
 The teacher assigns an hour-long detention and makes a parent contact informing the parent of the tardies.

Tardy #4: 
The student is referred to their assistant principal using the Tardy Contract.  The teacher informs the student that they are being referred.  The assistant principal sees the student regarding the Contract, verifies the information on the Contract, and explains the consequences for future tardies.  The student is now considered to be on a Tardy Contract for that hour with that teacher.
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Tardy #5: The teacher informs the student of the tardy.

Tardy #6:
The student is referred to the assistant principal using the previously established Tardy Contract.  The student is seen by their assistant principal and assigned a disciplinary consequence.  The assistant principal also makes a parent contact.
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Tardy #7:  The teacher assigns a one hour after school detention and will inform the student that their grade will begin to be reduced for each additional tardy.

For each additional tardy beyond the 7th in a class, the student's semester grade can be reduced by one-third of a grade (A to A-, B- to C+, etc).  The lowest a grade may be reduced due to excessive tardies is a D-.