2015-2016 New Tardy Policy for La Junta Jr/Sr High School
Parents/students, We at La Junta Jr/Sr High School do everything we can to ensure that education is uninterrupted. Last year, the office gave out approximately 4,000 tardy passes. Granted, some of those tardies are excused and unavoidable. We have tried numerous strategies over the years to try to reduce the unexcused tardies but have had limited success.
On , September , all students will be issued a Tardy Card. Which allows each student 4 “free tardies” per semester. When a student enters a classroom late (unexcused), the student will give their tardy card to the teacher and the teacher will sign the card and return it to the student. Upon receiving 5 tardies in one semester, the teacher will keep the Tardy Card and turn it into the office. At this point, the student will be subject to disciplinary action.
Nothing has changed if you come in late and it is excused. An example would be coming back from a doctor visit. As always, if the students is over 10 minutes late they will be counted absent.
Q - Will my student be required to keep their tardy card with them at all times?
A - Yes. The La Junta Jr/Sr High School will provide each student with an iWallet that they can stick on their phone or in their back pack. The iWallets are great for holding their tardy cards and student IDs.
Q - What happens if my student loses their card?
A - A new card will be issued to your student at the cost of $1.00. If a student cannot afford the $1.00 fee, campus beautification will be assigned to your student instead of the fee.
Q - What if my student has a doctor’s appointment or some other legitimate reason for being late?
A - That is okay as this is an excused tardy. Your student will need to come to the main office and receive a pass back to class and the tardy WILL NOT be recorded on their tardy card.
Q - What are the possible consequences after the 5th unexcused tardy?
A - Consequences will be determined by administration and could range from suspension, campus beautification or work with custodians.