Attendance Matters, especially as we prepare for the second semester and close out of the school year.
This semester we will have No Tardy parties at the end of each grading period due to a large number of tardies we experience on a daily basis the first semester.
Several studies have shown that school tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes.
By the mere nature of arriving late and missing school hours, students receive fewer hours of instruction than students who are in class when the bell sounds.
But not only does a student who is consistently arriving late to school establish bad punctuality habits, but their tardiness also disrupts the learning of other students in their classes.
The researchers found that students who are frequently late to school often miss out on important opening announcements and academic activities.
When students are late the teacher has to stop teaching the other students in the class to reteach of what they have missed. Tardy behavior can also negatively affect the overall classroom environment,' the study says.
Arriving late to school can also mean that students miss out on activities designed to build connections with their peers, potentially impacting their social interactions and creating a greater sense of alienation from their classmates.
We completely understand that students might have a doctor's appointment and these types of tardies are marked as medical and will not count against the students and will be able to attend the grading period No Tardy Party!
Thank you for your support.