Instruction time is critical to the success of students. Each student is entitled to the maximum instruction time available. Therefore, the goal of the tardy policy is to encourage students to be on time and in class each day and to reinforce lifelong habits. Swansea High School will enact the following policy for tracking, documenting, and disciplining students that show a pattern of tardiness to class.
A student will be identified, and disciplined, as showing a pattern of tardiness when they reach benchmarks of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 cumulative tardies. The cumulative number of tardies is determined by adding tardies together from all classes. A student has the potential to be tardy to 7 classes in one day and be identified as showing a pattern of tardiness after day one.
A description of Administrative Action at each benchmark is listed below:
5th Cumulative Tardy
10th Cumulative Tardy
15th Cumulative Tardy
20th Cumulative Tardy
25th Cumulative Tardy
30th Cumulative Tardy