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Attendance Policy

Wilson HS Attendance Policy

Regular school attendance is vital to successful academic growth. The interaction of students with each other in the classroom and participation in class are irreplaceable components of the learning process. Student absences, whether excused or not, disrupt the continuity of the learning process.

 

All students are expected to maintain "satisfactory attendance". Only students with satisfactory attendance will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. The major responsibility of attendance lies with the student and his or her parent/guardian and any notification of loss of privileges is a courtesy not a requirement.

 

Wilson High School "Start-On-Time" Expectations

The staff of Wilson High School encourages each student to strive for academic excellence. Teachers are committed to providing quality lessons, which are challenging, rewarding and interesting for students. It is the students’ responsibility to take advantage of the learning opportunities that are offered each class period. All students are expected to be punctual and prepared for each class daily. A student is tardy (TDY) if he/she is not in his/her class at the ringing of the tardy bell. For any tardy that is in excess of 45-minutes, a student must report to Room 164/ACE.

 

PROGRESSIVE TARDY Consequence & Intervention Guide

Progressive Tardy Consequence & Intervention Guide

*All students are required to be in class when the tardy bell rings.

 

1st – 3rd unexcused/unverified tardy in each class (per Semester):

The classroom teacher may administer any or all of the following:

  1. Verbal warning/student conference
  2. Classroom consequence from teacher
  3. Loss of classroom privilege/reward
  4. Tardy reflection assignment
  5. Phone call home/parent conference
  6. Reduction of conduct grade (Cannot earn an ‘E’)
  7. Teacher detention
  8. Referral to athletic coach, club advisor, etc., if student is involved in extracurricular activities

*Students who arrive tardy are expected to do so without disruption of the classroom instruction or activity taking place. Students who are disruptive when arriving tardy can expect to receive consequences for both their tardiness and for the disruption of the classroom (based on classroom discipline plan).

 

4th - 7th unexcused/unverified tardy to any one class per semester:

Student is Eligible for a Referral to Counselor (at the discretion of the teacher or by office/admin review of student records): Counselor holds a student conference. Any or all consequences below may follow:

  1. Advises teacher that he/she can lower conduct grade one level

  2. Administrative detention

  3. Parent conference with counselor or admin

  4. Loss of one or more school privileges

  5. Other (at the discretion of counselor or administration)

 

8th - 11th unexcused/unverified tardy to any one class per semester:

All of the following consequences:

  1. Advises teacher that he/she can lower conduct grade one level

  2. Loss of lunch pass for two weeks OR

  3. Lunch detention for one week

  4. Parent phone call home

  5. Loss of other school privileges, events, and/or activities at the discretion of the administration

 

12th unexcused/unverified tardy to any one class per semester:

All of the following consequences:

  1. Advises teacher that he/she can lower conduct grade one level (if applicable)

  2. Loss of lunch pass for three weeks OR

  3. Lunch detention for three weeks

  4. Parent conference

  5. Loss of other school privileges, events, and/or activities at the discretion of the administration

  6. Referral to Site Attendance Review Team (SART)

 

Note: All subsequent detentions after the 4th one will result in a 30-minute detention as well as the noted consequences.



 

Can a parent/guardian excuse a tardy? No, only official notes such as court, doctor, etc. notes will excuse a tardy automatically.