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. New policies have been established to support this success and are stated below. A new policy is the Principal’s No-Go List. Students assigned to this list will not be able to participate in athletics and/or extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the semester or term depending on the infraction.
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 are called after three tardies to Period 1. Tardies will be tracked by Debbie Sanders and Kim Vargas. Tardy reports are run every Wednesday.
- Upon 6th tardy (total tardies to one period or total in combination to any period), students will be called up to an Assistant Principal’s office and assigned a detention. Parents will be contacted by the Assistant Principal.
- 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 the remainder of the quarter.
- Upon 8th tardy (total), student will be cited for truancy by School Resource Officer (SRO).
- Upon 9th (total or combination to any period) and any subsequent tardy, the student will be referred to the Principal’s No-Go List for the remainder of the term.
- Suspension to parent conference will be assigned on the 10th tardy.
- Suspensions may be assigned as well as School Attendance Mediation (SAM) hearing after 10 tardies.
- Continued tardiness will be monitored from quarter to quarter with possible disciplinary consequences.
**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:
Letter mailed home. Student will meet with SRO.
- Truancy Letter 2 – six unauthorized same period and/or all day absences:
Letter mailed home and 1 detention assigned. Student is called in by the Assistant Principal and parents are contacted by AP. SRO will issue written warning.
- Truancy Letter 3 – nine unauthorized same period and/or all day absences:
Letter mailed home, parent contacted and referral to No-Go List (No participation in athletics and/or extra-curricular events) for remainder of semester. SRO 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.