Tardies for students grade K through 3: Students are required to attend school and classes on time each day. Punctuality is a measure of responsibility and the Governing Board of Solana Beach School District deems it important that all students learn the value of being punctual.
Students tardy to school must obtain a Tardy Admission Slip at the school office before going to their class. Students are considered to be tardy if they are not in their seat prepared to work before the bell rings for any period. The tardy admission slip will be sent home with the student at the end of the day in their backpack or by email.
Justification for tardiness is very limited. Tardies will be excused only for health reasons, family emergencies and justifiable personal reasons, as permitted by law, Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5113, and Education Code 48205. Class participation is an integral part of students’ learning experiences. Parents/guardians and students are strongly encouraged to schedule medical appointments during non-school hours.
Tardies will accumulate during the school year. For each tardy that occurs within a school year, the following consequence(s) will apply.
- 5th Tardy - Principal Conference with student and telephone call to parent
- 6th Tardy - First Truancy letter and Soft Truancy Booklet sent home
- 8th Tardy - Second Truancy letter Parent Conference Scheduled
- 10th Tardy - Referral to school Attendance Review Team (SARB) through the San Diego County Office of Education