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Tardy Policy

Tardy Policy 2014/2015
Chatsworth Charter High School (CCHS) believes that success in school is dependent upon punctual, regular attendance. We also believe tardiness has a direct correlation to poor student performance and is detrimental to the total learning environment. Recognizing that classroom attendance cannot be substituted, we adhere to the following tardy policy, as developed by the Chatsworth Charter Leadership Council.
Definition of Being Tardy: A student who is not at his or her workstation when the tardy bell rings ready to work.
Students are to go directly to the designated tardy room when they are tardy periods 1-6 and homeroom.
Tardy lockouts are all day, every day unless otherwise announced. Teachers are to close their classroom doors after the tardy bell rings. Students should not be allowed in the classroom without a tardy pass. Students must carry their current CCHS identification card at all times and present it to receive a tardy pass.  Students are assigned detention on every 4th tardy. Excused and unexcused tardies count towards a student’s 3 allowed tardies.

Students who do not have an identification card when they are tardy will be assigned an automatic detention. Students who are late to the class immediately following lunch will be issued a detention.

Students who are truant to school (arriving 30 minutes after the start of class without a note) will be assigned 3 detentions.

Students are only allowed one tardy pass in a day. Students late to a class twice in one day will be assigned 5 detentions.

Students may also be assigned detentions from the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Deans.

Detentions must be served within 7 days from the day it is assigned or the detention will double. Students with excessive detentions who do not serve detentions will not be issued tardy passes. These students will be referred to the Dean’s office for a parent conference. Students who have detentions remaining from the previous school year will lose their tardy pass privilege for the current semester. If the detentions are served during the fall semester, privileges will be reinstated for the spring semester.

In accordance with State Education Code 48260 a student is considered truant if they are tardy or absent more than 30 minutes after the class period has started without a valid excuse.
1st-3rd tardy 
Student is issued a tardy pass and sent to class.
4th tardy 
Student is issued a tardy pass to class and assigned detention. Student’s privileges to attend school activities are suspended until detention is served.
Tardies are carried forward from fall semester to the spring semester.
Detentions are carried forward through a student’s senior year until they are served.

Suspended Privileges include the following but not limited to:

All school dances (Homecoming, Winter Formal, Sadie Hawkins and Prom), senior activities, T.A. assignments, Grad Night, and graduation ceremony participation. Parent notifications will be handled through the Parent Center and the Dean’s Office. Participation in all extra-curricular activities (Acadeca, Athletics, Band & Drill team, Cheer, Dances, Drama Productions, Leadership, Music performances, Senior activities, and any activity sponsored by CCHS that takes place outside the normal school day of 7:45 am - 2:32 pm.

*Tardy passes are only issued up to 30 minutes after the class period begins including students clearing absences.

Any student who receives 5 tardies in one class including homeroom will be placed on TAP (Tardy and Attendance Program) all privileges to attend or participate in extra-curricular activities will be suspended for l0 current consecutive weeks. If the student maintains less than 3 tardies in all classes for a current consecutive ten week period the student may have his/her privileges restored.
Any student who receives detention for the third time will be required to schedule a conference with their parents and a Dean to help develop a plan to alleviate the student being excessively tardy.