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Arriving at School After Classes Have Begun

Tardiness can cause students to miss more than just the introduction to a new lesson or breakfast in the classroom. While waiting for the "tardy bell" to ring, teachers often share important information: reminders of upcoming quizzes, class trips, new classroom rules, essay due dates and other school-related specifics. Students who show up late may miss out on these details and as a result, be unprepared for some future class event. While a teacher will likely reiterate crucial information throughout the day, latecomers may miss out on courtesy reminders about homework assignments and other projects. Students who show up on time every day can rest assured they have all the necessary information.

Disciplinary Consequences

Sometimes students have legitimate reasons for showing up late, such as transportation problems or doctor’s appointments and rare instances of excused tardiness throughout the school year are often forgiven. However, repeated unexcused tardy arrivals will result in disciplinary consequences.  Students may be put on a structured disciplinary plan to address any further late arrivals. Depending on their continued infractions, students may be issued lunch or after-school detention, loss of class privileges, campus cleanup duty or even suspension.