A LITTLE LATE IS TOO LATE! School is a student’s place of employment and just like a job, punctuality is very important. School begins at 9:30. If a student arrives after 9:30 a.m., they must report to the attendance office for an admittance slip before going to class. As of the 2007-2008 school year, five (5) tardies to school will equal one (1) unexcused absence.