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Tardy to Class and Truancy

Tardy to Class

Students arriving late to a class period will be admitted and marked as "Tardy." A student is considered tardy when he/ she arrives after the bell but within the first twenty minutes of class. After twenty minutes, the student will be considered skipping class. Tardies reset every nine weeks.

The following actions will result from multiple tardies to class:

  • 1 – 2 Tardies: Teacher Warning
  • 3 Tardies: Private Detention with Teacher
  • 4 or more Tardies: Administrator Referral

Truancy and Class Cuts (Skipping)

Students are expected to attend all classes daily unless an absence is approved or excused through the attendance office. Absence from a class of twenty minutes or more constitutes a class cut or skipping. Leaving campus without permission while skipping a class violates the Fulton County Schools Code of Conduct and has disciplinary consequences. Tardies reset every nine weeks. The following actions will result from multiple tardies to class:

  • 1 – 3 tardies per class: Teacher consequence
  • 4 or more tardies per class: Administrator referral