The school is finally starting to crack down on tardy students. Students should already know to come to school at 7:25 and how much time they have for off-campus lunch, 40 minutes. The Tardy policy punishments are dished out depending on the number of offenses the student has and has been in effect since October 18th. As of right now, the punishments are as listed:
First offense: Warning
Second offense: Warning
Third offense: 1 Lunch Detention
Fourth offense: 2 Lunch Detentions
Fifth offense: 3 Lunch Detentions
Off-campus Lunches: Your Lunch Pass will be revoked for one day, students may have them back after lunch of the next day at the Front office.
As many of you guessed, this is made to keep students on time. “When you have 2000 people in and around the school, it is conducive to the environment,” says Assistant Principal Joe Marchiando. One person being late may harm the learning environment, even if it is for a second. It could disturb other students’ learning, which is what the school would like to minimize. There are around 2000 students within this school, so there need to be policies to manage such numbers.
These policies may change depending on the situation and data the school receives, but as of right now, there is no plan for any changes to the policies. Students have to come on time to School at 7:25, and when the lunch bell rings they should be on campus heading to class.