DMD Tardy and Truancy Policy
Tardiness and truancy is not only an annoyance to the teacher and students, but it is also a hindrance to the orderly progress of learning. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in his/her assigned seat as determined by the teacher when the tardy bell starts to ring.Tardies of thirty minutes or more will be recorded as a truancy. Students who arrive to class after the class begins must sign in at the school office to receive a pass to class. Please keep in mind that four tardies are equivalent to one period absence. Students who have three period absences in one grading period are at risk of failing their classes and will be assigned Saturday School. The State of California requires that students participate in at least 60 hours of instruction to earn one credit for a course. More than 5 absences during a semester will result in an “F” for the course if the absences are not made up before the grading period ends. Tardies and truancies will affect grades if they are frequent and habitual. Students with habitual absences, tardies and truancies will be referred to SARB.