Oakmont High School
Truancy and Tardy Policies
Attendance and on time arrival in class are important steps in every student’s academic success at Oakmont High School. In addition we feel that attendance and timely arrival to class helps students demonstrate the Viking expectations to be responsible, respectful and actively engage in the educational process.
Students assigned to the Principal’s No-Go List will not be able to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular activities (this includes Dance Team, Cheer, Sports, Clubs, and Drama). No-Go Lists will be emailed to club advisors, coaches.
Please find complete information on these and all other Oakmont High School policies on the school website (ohs.rjuhsd.us).
Tardies (These will reset each 9 week semester)
**Students are considered tardy if they are not in their seat at the time the bell rings.
- Teachers should be diligent in taking attendance and marking students who are tardy.
- Administrators will monitor students who are tardy. Parents will be informed via regular mail after three tardies. Tardies will be tracked by Debbie Sanders and Sandra Lightfoot. Tardy reports are run every Wednesday.
- Upon 6th tardy (total tardies in all periods), students will be called up to an Assistant Principal’s office and assigned a detention. Parents will be contacted by school messenger. Students will have one week to serve detention. If a student does not report to detention, they may be suspended or be assigned work service.
- Upon 7th tardy (in any period or combination), student will be assigned to the Principal’s No-Go List. These students will not be allowed to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular events for one week. This includes all practices.
- Upon 9th (total or combination to any period) and any subsequent tardy, students will not be allowed to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular events for one additional week.
- Suspension to parent conference will be assigned on the 10th tardy. Students will not be allowed to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular events for one additional week.
- Suspensions may be assigned as well as School Attendance Mediation (SAM) hearing after 10 tardies.
- Continued tardiness or repeat offenses will be monitored. Additional disciplinary consequences including suspension from participation in extra curricular activities may result and is at the discretion of the principal.
**Interventions for tardiness will be recorded and monitored. Reports are available at any time to interested teachers.
Truancies (These are not reset and count all year)
**Truancies are full period absences or full day absences or combination of both.
- Truancy Letter 1 – three unauthorized/unexcused same period and/or all day absences:
- Truancy Letter 2 – six unauthorized same period and/or all day absences:
Letter mailed home SRO will meet with student issue written warning and 1 detention assigned
- Truancy Letter 3 – nine unauthorized same period and/or all day absences:
Letter mailed home. Student is called in by the Assistant Principal and parents are contacted by AP. Student is referred to No-Go List (No participation in athletics and/or extra-curricular events) for 2 weeks. SRO will issue citation to Diversion class.
- Truancy Letter 4 – ten or more unauthorized same period and/or all day absences:
Served by School Resource Officer for referral to Student Attendance Mediation (SAM) at District Office for possible transfer. Referral to Principal’s No-Go List for remainder of term, but for a minimum of 2 weeks.