Parents, if your student is missing school, please call the attendance office and leave your student’s name, reason for absence, caller’s name (must be a parent), and a phone number for confirmation:
Also, upon returning to school, the student has three days to bring their parent or doctor note, in order to have the absence changed from unexcused to excused. A NOTE MUST BE RECEIVED FOR AN ABSENCE TO BE EXCUSED.
We want to stress the “P” in Ram PRIDE for PUNCTUALITY. We encourage everyone to be on time to class so they do not miss any important instructional time.
Students that are tardy for class will report to the Tardy station at the Student Support Center. Students will receive a pass allowing them into their next class. All students must wear their permanent student identification card or a temporary badge to check in to tardy sweep. If they do not have a permanent identification card, they will be required to purchase a temporary badge for $1. All fees associated with identification cards will be kept in the finance office for payment.
What is a tardy?
You are tardy if you (meaning your whole body or both feet) are not inside the classroom BEFORE the bell starts ringing. This is the definition used consistently across our campus. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to a class, it will count as an absence.
What system does Cypress Ridge High School use for recording tardies?
Cypress Ridge High School uses a tardy system called Tardy Calculator. This system interfaces with the district’s E-School Plus information system so that tardies are automatically entered onto the student’s school record. Tardy Calculator reads student identification barcodes, records the tardy information then issues an immediate consequence to the student via a paper receipt. Students must keep the receipt for future reference to the consequence time and place. Students must wear a student identification card or temporary identification badge when they check in at tardy sweep.
What are the consequences for being tardy at Cypress Ridge High School?
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tardies are considered warnings – NO consequence. On the 4th tardy, Parents will receive a courtesy phone call explaining future consequences for additional tardies.
5th through 8th tardies are assigned LUNCH DETENTIONS – the date of the lunch detention is issued at tardy sweep. On the 8th Tardy, Parents will receive a courtesy phone call explaining more severe consequences for repeated tardies.
9th through 12th tardies are assigned afterschool D-HALL (2:45pm-4:15pm on Monday or Wednesday).
13 + tardies will result in an office referral to the students Assistant Principal. Consequences will include loss of school privileges that may include but are not limited to: No afterschool activities, parent meeting, escort to class, Out of School Suspension, and or other consequences deemed appropriate by an assistant principal.
What if I fail to show up for my assigned tardy consequence?
In addition to making up the missed disciplinary assignment a student may be assigned DMC, After School D-Hall, formal escort, call to parent(s) or any action deemed appropriate by the Assistant Principal.
For what period of time are tardies counted?
Tardies will accumulate for each nine week grading period. Every nine weeks the tardy count will renew to zero and begin again.
How can I tell how many tardies I have?
The receipt that you are given at tardy sweep will tell you the number of tardies that you have. If you lose your receipt you can always check on the Home Access Center (HAC) to see how many tardies and absences, you have. HAC also shows grades for review.
If I don’t have access to HAC, how can I find out how many tardies that my student has?
Tardy Calculator automatically calls home as a courtesy to inform parents of tardies on a daily basis. If you are not receiving calls and you know that your son/daughter has been tardy, then the school may not have your most recent contact information on file. Please call the school to verify that your current contact information is accurate. 281-807-8000.
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