The School Day
Classes are in session from 7:20 am until 2:20 pm.
Students are expected to be on time to their classes.
Excused School Absences/Tardies
An absence/tardy that does not fall into one of the excused absence/tardy categories is considered to be unexcused. According to School Board Rule, an excused school absence falls under one of the following: student illness, medical appointment, court/immigration appointments, death in the family, school sponsored event, observance of religious holiday, and/or an educational/enrichment activity as determined by the principal or the principal’s designee. The Miami‐Dade County School Board has an established attendance policy which states, “a student accumulating ten (10) or more unexcused absences in an annual course or five (5) or more unexcused absences in a semester course is subject to the withholding of the final passing grades. Students whose grades are withheld will receive NC (no credit) on their report card.”
Tardy To Class
A warning bell will ring two minutes before the tardy bell. If a student is in attendance in school, he/she will be considered tardy to class if he/she is not in his/her assigned room when the tardy bell rings. Students who are excessively tardy will be referred to the appropriate administrator who may assign detentions.
Tardy To School
Students arriving at school after 7:20 am are expected to report to the Attendance Office for a tardy pass. An official document such as court documents, healthcare providers note, etc. must be presented to the Attendance Office upon arrival in order for the tardy to be considered “excused” as per School Board Rule. Repeated tardies may be considered a Group II Violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will result in referral to the Assistant Principal in charge of attendance. Students are expected to take advantage of his/her educational opportunity by attending all classes punctually on a daily basis.