Hillcrest Jr. High School
Tardy and Sluffing Policy
Policy Rationale and Definitions
Timely attendance in class is essential for success. Teachers and students utilize each minute to enhance learning. It is the expectation that each student will get to their class periods within the allotted five-minute passing period and be prepared to begin class when the bells ring. If a student is not meeting school wide expectations, it will show on the student’s attendance report as one of the following codes:
Tardy (T): A student is not prepared to begin class when the bell has rung. This may look like walking in late or being in the classroom, but not following the teacher’s expectations to begin class (in seat, with materials, etc.).
Extreme Tardy (2): A student arrives more than 10 minutes late to the class period. This is a significant part of the class and is considered an unexcused absence.
Sluff (S): The term sluff is used when a student is on campus but was not in their assigned class or the student left campus without being excused by a parent or guardian. A sluff is an unexcused absence.
Class attendance will be monitored on a weekly basis. Tardies for ALL class periods will be added together to create the student’s total tardy count. First period begins at 7:55am and it is suggested that students arrive to school no later than 7:50am. First period tardiness affects student learning and therefore will be included when discussing consequences for student timeliness.
Totals begin first period on the first day of school for the week and end on the last period of the final day of school for the week. The following consequences for tardies (T) will be:
|0-3 Tardies||4-6 Tardies||7-10 Tardies||10+ Tardies|
|No Consequence||– Parent Notification – Loss of Phone for 2 School Days – Tardy Tracker||– Parent Notification – Meeting with administrator – One Detention – Loss of Phone for 1 week. – Tardy Tracker||– Student Conference with administration, students, and families to determine consequences that may include detentions, trackers, and in or out of school suspensions.|
Extreme tardies and sluffs are incredibly disruptive to learning. The following consequences for sluffing (S) and extreme tardies (2) will be:
|1 Sluff/Extreme Tardy||2 Sluffs/Extreme Tardies||7-10 Tardies|
|– Parent Notification – One Detention – Loss of Phone for 1 week.||– Parent Notification – Two Detentions – Loss of Phone for 1 week.||– Student Conference with administration, students, and families to determine consequences that may include detentions, trackers, and in or out of school suspensions.|
*Detention: One detention is 50 minutes. Students are expected to serve afterschool detention from 2:40-3:30pm. Administrators will schedule the day the detention will be served with the student