Punctuality is a student responsibility. Failure to enter the classroom prior to the final ringing of the tardy bell will be recorded as a tardy, or as stipulated in writing by the teacher and signed by all students as classroom procedures.
The building administration may prohibit student admission to class when a student is tardy. Such a measure may be necessary either on a selected or continuing basis to ensure that tardiness does not disrupt the educational process.
Students detained by a teacher must obtain a pass from that teacher before attempting to be admitted to their next class. Students may not leave a class to which they are tardy in an attempt to solicit a pass.
Multiple tardies to any class will result in disciplinary action. The Deans' Office, Nurse/Clinic, Guidance Office, and Bookstore do not issue excuses for tardies.
All tardies will be reported to the Deans'/Attendance office on the day of the tardy. Students accumulating multiple tardies, per class, per semester, will be counseled and/or disciplined at the indicated levels.
A 15 minute or more tardy to first period or tardiness exceeding two minutes to all other periods will be considered an excessive tardy and the truancy policy will be followed. Repeat offenses will result in progressive disciplinary action.