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Tardy Policy

In order for students to be successful and productive, they must develop habits of punctuality. These habits will contribute to academic success as well as career success. Since tardiness is neither responsible nor productive, and since it is disruptive to the educational process, students will be held accountable for punctuality. Habitual tardiness may result in parent/guardian notification and administrative disciplinary action.


The following policy regarding tardiness is in effect at PHS:


Tardy Policy (per Semester)

  • Students are encouraged to take traffic patterns into consideration as they plan for travel to the school.

  • Students who arrive to class after the bell has rung will be marked tardy.

  • Students who arrive 15 or more minutes late will also be marked tardy and teachers may not accept work

    from the student.

Consequences for tardies

1st Tardy - Teacher warning/ consequence
2nd Tardy -Teacher warning/ consequence/ Teacher contacts parent
3rd Tardy - Administrative Detention
4th Tardy- Wednesday School
5th Tardy in the same class/ 10th tardy in combined classes- Parent meeting with administrator/
Tardy Contract signed

  • Students may, from time to time, feel ill in the morning. Parents should call the school in the event their

    student is late due to illness. After the third such time, the student will be marked as tardy, and an

    administrative conference and/or doctor's notes may be required.


During the school day, students who enter the classroom after the tardy bell with an appropriate pass signed by a school staff member will be admitted to class without penalty.

Unexcused Tardies

Tardies can be excused for the same reasons as an absence:  Illness, doctor or dental appointments, and death in the immediate family (mother, father, live-in relative). Parents and students who are 18 years old must follow the same procedures to clear a tardy. Many reasons cannot be excused,  here are some examples:  

  • Car is not working

  • Sick family member

  • Overslept

  • Poor weather conditions

  • Excessive traffic