Per the DSA Scholar-Parent Handbook, any scholar arriving at school after the first period bell rings must report to the front office for a pass. Scholars arriving post attendance after school start time must obtain a pass through the front office. Any scholar who enters a classroom after the bell has rung without a written excuse from the front office, staff or administration will be considered tardy. Oversleeping and/or “running late” are considered unexcused tardiness.
Multiple instances of tardiness for anything other than medical/dental appointments may be referred to the truancy officer. Excessive unexcused tardies will result in a discipline referral with the following progressive consequences.
After three tardies within the semester the scholar will attend one lunch detention
After five tardies within the semester the scholar will attend two lunch detention
After seven unexcused tardies within the semester the scholar will be given one day of in-school suspension, and parent meeting.
After ten unexcused tardies within the semester the scholar will be given one day of out-of-school suspension, a parent meeting, and put on an attendance/behavioral contract with escalating consequences up to a referral to the governing board for long-term suspension.
Thank you for your help in making sure every scholar is on-time and successful at Desert Star Academy,