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Tardy Policy

Any student who arrives to class after the bell, but less than 30 minutes late, will be considered tardy. Students who arrive to class late create a disruption regardless of the reason. As a result, parents are unable to clear a tardy. Students who arrive at school after the bell but less than 30 minutes late should proceed directly to class. Those who are more than 30 minutes late should be marked absent by the teacher and will need a pass from the attendance office. Per Education Code, all rules pertaining to unexcused absences will apply to a tardy of thirty minutes or more. In the event that a tardy results from a meeting/ interaction with a staff member, that tardy may be excused, depending on the circumstance.

 

Consequences:

 

1st Action       Student notified by teacher, possible teacher detention, teacher may                         notify parent.

 

2nd Action      Student notified by teacher, possible teacher detention, teacher may                         notify parent.

 

3rd Action       Teacher notifies student, teacher detention assigned, teacher may                              notify parent.

 

4th Action       Teacher notifies student, teacher detention assigned, teacher notifies                         parent.

 

5th Action       Teacher notifies parent, referral to office, Afternoon School assigned.

 

6th Action       Teacher notifies parent, referral to office, Afternoon School assigned,                         possible parent conference.

 

7th Action       Teacher notifies student, referral to office, Saturday School assigned.

 

8th Action       Teacher notifies student, referral to office, Saturday School assigned,                         and student is placed on a Behavior Contract.

 

9th Action        Additional Saturday School and Behavior Contract progression. If in                          zero period, the student will be transferred out of zero period into an                         alternate schedule.

 

Additionally, The “SJHHS Zero Tardy” Policy means being late to class is not acceptable.

 

a.  Any student not in class at the tardy bell is considered tardy.

 

b.  Students who are tardy to class (starting with the first tardy) will be sent to the           attendance office by the teacher and lunch tutorial will be assigned.

 

          c.  After 4 lunch tutorials assigned, additional consequences will be provided.

 

          d.  If a student comes to class more than 30 minutes late without documentation,                     the student is considered truant and should be sent to Student Services.