DSA School Tardy Policy

Desert Springs Academy

School tardy policy

Students learn when they are in class. Missed instructional minutes add up quickly! Arriving 10 minutes late each day they miss 50 minutes of instruction each week!

Students are expected to be in class by 8:30 a.m. and should arrive at school 5-10 minutes early to be on time. An excessive number of lost instructional minutes could prevent your student from being promoted to the next grade.

Tardies are excused for the following reasons:

Illness or injury (doctors note required)

Death in the family

Medical appointments

Religious observances

Court summons

The following consequences will be in place for unexcused tardies:

2nd tardy- warning sent home

3rd tardy- note from home required, lunch or recess detention that day

4th or 5th tardy- note from home, lunch detention that day

6th tardy- mandatory meeting with parents, after school detention 2:45-3:30

7th tardy- meeting with teacher and administration

We have an early bird program for $3.00 a day from 7:30-8:15