Dear Parents and Guardians,
Tomball Intermediate will follow our established Tardy Policy that focuses on maximizing instructional time. The Tomball Independent School District provides bus transportation for all students daily. Those students who do not utilize district transportation are still expected to arrive at school on time ready to participate in class. Parents and students are expected to plan their time efficiently so all students arrive to school on time. It is the belief of TIS that each child should be entitled to the maximum instructional time each day and each period.
Under the Tardy Policy, a student will receive an unexcused tardy if he/she arrives to school after the bell rings (7:35am) or leaves early from school before the end of school bell rings (2:48 pm). Tardies include, but are not limited to, missing the bus, car trouble, over-sleeping, traffic problems, or leaving early for a trip or planned outing. A doctor or dentist appointment with proper documentation (from the doctor) is not considered a tardy. We understand there may be extenuating circumstances that we will consider on an individual basis.
Upon late arrival at the time of the tardy, he/she will sign the tardy log at the front desk. Students are allowed two (2) tardies per nine weeks. For tardies #3 and #4 within the nine week period, the student will be given a lunch detention on that day. For tardies #5 and #6, the student will be given after school detention per tardy. (Please understand that students assigned to after school detention will not be allowed to ride the late bus home.) For tardy #7, a three hour Saturday detention will be assigned. Tardy #8 and above will be a five hour Saturday detention per tardy. If a student does not attend a scheduled Saturday detention, then he/she will be assigned to In School Suspension.
We appreciate your cooperation in assuring your child is at school on time daily and following the Tardy Policy as needed.