A student who is tardy to class and/or school is in violation for the Gwinnett County Student Behavior Code (Rule 10). TARDINESS TO CLASS/SCHOOL AND UNEXCUSED CHECK INS.
Rule: Students should be in their classes when the first bell/chime rings at the beginning of the day and at the beginning of each class.
A student is considered tardy if his/her whole body is not in the class when the final bell/chime rings. Students arriving more than 10 minutes late to class will be written up for being absent without official leave (AWOL).
After 7:13 students must report to the Attendance Office and check in. For a check in to be considered excused the student MUST present a note with the same criteria as stated in the Absences Tab or a parent must come in, tell the reason the student is late and sign the Check in form.
If the student does not have a note or a parent does not accompany the student upon arriving late, the tardy will be marked unexcused.
Students have 6 minutes between each class. Students should be in class when the bell rings. A student is tardy if they are not in the classroom when the last bell rings. This includes returning from lunch to class. Students who do not make it to lunch in the designated 6 minutes are tardy. Students who check into school without a parent or note will be marked unexcused tardy.
The Tardy Stations close 10 minutes after the Period bell/chime rings to start that period. Any student in the hall after this 10-minute window without a hall pass or tardy slip will be escorted to In-School Suspension for AWOL.