Tardy Policy

  • Unexcused/Unlawful tardies are considered a violation of the CSAL (Compulsory School Attendance Law) in that instruction time is missed. Unexcused tardies will be addressed in an Attendance Intervention Plan and may result in a referral to the District Attendance Office and/or Family Court.

    Lawful Tardies: In order for a tardy to be excused written documentation must be provided.

    1. Illness on part of the student with written medical excuse
    2. Emergency and/or hardships at the discretion of the principal
    5. Teacher, Guidance or Administrator Conference

    Unlawful Tardies: Three written parent excuses for any reason or combination of reasons will be accepted per semester. Any additional excuses must be official written medical excuses etc. or will be considered unlawful.

    1. Illness on part of the student without a written medical excuse
    2. Oversleeping, traffic, carpool trouble or other “personal reasons”
    3. Missed Bus
    4. Car trouble

    To support the goal of the Compulsory School Attendance Law and decrease a possible referral to the District Attendance Office and/or Family Court schools may implement the following actions:

Elementary School

  • Elementary Tardy

    Level 1: Warning Level
    Level 2: Support Services Letter: (i.e. Student Services Worker, Guidance, Transportation, etc.)
    Level 3: Unlawful Tardy Intervention Plan (School Level)
    Level 4: Unlawful Tardy Intervention Plan (School Level)

    *All referrals to District Attendance Office will be dependent upon amount of loss instructional time.

Middle School

  • Students who are late to school shall be marked absent to class when the entire class is missed and marked tardy to the class that is partially missed. If a student misses more than 30min of a 50min class, the student will be considered unlawfully absent for that class period if they do not have an official written medical excuse etc. Unexcused/Unlawful tardies are considered a violation of the CSAL in that instruction time is missed. Unexcused tardies and unlawful absences from individual classes will be addressed in an Attendance. Intervention Plan and may result in a referral to the District Attendance Office or Family Court.

    Middle Tardy