Sycamore High School
The Month Ahead
Friday, September 6 - Progress Reports
Tuesday, September 24 - Dr. Beck's Parent Information Night for Northern Cluster - 6:00 pm
Friday, September 27 - 11:45 dismissal for students
Tardies and Tough Tuesday Reminders
One of our biggest, yet most simple, expectations for our students is to show up to class on time. We expect students to arrive to school on time each morning (7:45 in 1st period class), and arrive promptly to each class throughout the day, as learning starts at the bell.
Students have five minutes to transition to each class. There is a one-minute warning bell before the tardy bell rings as a reminder for students to be inside the classroom at the schedule time. So that students may gain the most from their classes, we have implemented the following tardy procedures:
- 3 tardies = Lunch Detention
- 3 more tardies (6) = Tough Tuesday*
- Every subsequent 3 tardies (9, 12, 15,…) = Tough Tuesday (each occurrence of 3 tardies)
- 3 tardies in a single day = ISS due to multiple disruptions to the school day
Tough Tuesday is used as a consequence for tardies, as outlined above. Tough Tuesday occurs on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 in the library. Students assigned to Tough Tuesday must arrive in the library no later than 3:00 and will be dismissed at 4:30 promptly. Students are expected to arrange their own transportation upon dismissal from Tough Tuesday at 4:30. During this time, students are expected to bring academic work and will have access to tutoring services from teachers in the library.
Failure to Attend
If a student is assigned Lunch Detention due to having 3 tardies, it is the student’s responsibility to report to Lunch Detention at the start of his/her lunch session. If the student fails to report to Lunch Detention, the student will be assigned ISS the next day. Discipline points will be applied.
If a student is assigned Tough Tuesday due to too many tardies, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements to attend. If, for valid reasoning, a student is unable to attend the assigned Tough Tuesday, the student must notify the office of the reason in advance (before the assigned Tough Tuesday) and may be assigned an alternate consequence. Not all situations will be excused and eligible for alternate consequence. If the student fails to attend Tough Tuesday without advance notice, the student will be assigned ISS the next day. Discipline points will be applied.