Students are expected to arrive at school on time. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.! The first bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Students are expected to be in all classes on time, ready to work, with the necessary materials.
Students late to class are a major disruption to the instructional program. Students who are tardy to a class are subject to the dean’s tardy policy. Afterschool Detention, Community Service, and In-School Detention will be assigned for students with repeated violations of attendance and tardy policies. Students with excessive tardies (2+) will be subject to referral to in-school penalties or district intervention. Tardies are excused for medical, dental, and legal appointment reasons with a written excuse on the letterhead of the doctor or office. All are subject to verification before excuse is made. All others such as car problems, woke up late, carpool problems are not reasons for excusing a tardy.
Parents are expected to send their children to school daily. Every effort should be made to schedule student medical and personal appointments so that they do not interfere with the instructional program.
For those FEW times that it is unavoidable for a student to be absent from school, a student may be excused with written verification from a parent due to illness observance or attendance at a funeral of an immediate family member. Students who are out of school for illness for 5 or more days must return with a Doctor's note.
If a student must leave school early please send a note (signed by parent) to the attendance office 72 hours in advance. Attendance office personnel will call the parent to approve the leave. Advance notice is required to ensure the student is ready to leave at the appointed time. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED AFTER 2:30PM.
Parents may not keep students home to care of family members or other non-emergency related reasons. Students who are absent for non-illness 10 times in a school year may be referred to Pupil Services and Attendance for intervention.
Classroom instruction will not be interrupted by personal deliveries.