Attendance

Northern Middle School Tardiness and Attendance Policy

Late Arrival Policy

An excused late arrival is for a dentist/doctor appointment, the student not feeling well, or a family emergency. Traffic patterns and over sleeping are not excused as “late arrivals.” If it is a dentist/doctor appointment, please be prepared to provide an appointment card. If it is a family emergency, we will have you speak with an administrator. If the child develops a “pattern” of not feeling well in the morning, then Ms. Gallagher, our school nurse, will ask for doctor verification and the child will become part of our medical watch list.

As a reminder, we open our doors at 7:12am and students are to be in their classrooms by 7:22 am. All students have to obtain a pass from the main office if they are going to arrive in their classroom after 7:22 am. Students signing in late and leaving early will use the Student Keep n Track system.

After the 3rd late arrival, the parent/guardian will receive a phone call seeking clarification and notification of third tardy. Upon the 4th late arrival which does not constitute a dentist/doctor appointment or family emergency, the student will begin progressive discipline, beginning with after school administrative detention.

Attendance Policy

Following the 5th day absent:
Counselor will meet with the student and make parent contact. Guidance will send a letter home.

Following the 10th day absent:
Counselor will meet with the student and make parent contact. Guidance will send a letter home.

Following the 12th day absent:
Pupil Personal Worker will meet with the student and discuss a possible intervention. Guidance will send a letter home.

Following the 18th day absent:
Administration will decide whether or not there will be a wavier conference. Guidance will send a letter home.

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