Tardiness

School hours are 7:45 AM – 2:09 PM.

The issue of students arriving tardy to school is of growing concern to the entire school community.  A student’s tardiness to school directly impacts the educational and social climate of the school.  Countless hours are wasted on the processing of numerous unexcused tardies to school, and countless hours of time and learning are missed when students fail to take seriously their job of getting to school on time.  Students are expected to be in their first period class by 7:45 AM.  Please note the following policies that will apply to tardy students:

  • Arrival to first block after 8:00 A.M. is considered a class absence.
  • Tardy students will only be admitted to class with an office assigned tardy slip.
  • Parents of students who are tardy or absent from school will be notified through a Connect Ed call.
  • Students who are excessively tardy (more than 6x) may experience loss of parking privileges and/or be placed on social probation and may face other school penalties such as office detention or suspension at.
  • Every three tardies to class will be counted as a class absence.  Seven unexcused absences in any term will result in a failing grade for that term.
  • Parents will be contacted by the teacher after the third tardy.

Students with a legitimate reason for being tardy must have a written note with the student’s name, reason for tardiness, parent’s signature, and a telephone number where the parent/guardian can be reached.  Parents may call 781-979-2216 to report student tardiness.

It is the responsibility of students who arrive late to school to check in before attending any class or school activity.  Students who fail to check in properly and attend classes will be subject to administrative action and may be subject to suspension.  A second failure to check into school when tardy will result in suspension and a parent conference.

A student will not be eligible to participate in the day’s co-curricular activities if the student is tardy after 9:00 A.M. or dismissed before 1:30 P.M. without medical documentation or verified extenuating circumstances.  Participation will not be allowed without the approval of the Principal or his designee.