Two years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt High School instituted a new tardy policy that was a tremendous success in lowering student tardies and preserving instructional time in the classroom, allowing our students more opportunities to succeed, evidenced in part by the sizable increase of our API scores.
We will be continuing with this policy, so for parents of ninth grade parents and new students, it is crucial that you please make yourself familiar with the protocols.
For the first week of school, students will be given a grace period if they are late to class. Following that, if they are late to the first class of the day, they will receive a lunch detention, to be served that day.
Please take note – a lunch detention does not appear on the student’s behavior record – they just simply eat lunch quietly in the cafeteria, supervised by one of our teachers. However, if they do not show to lunch detention, then an ensuing Saturday School will be assigned.
Please keep in mind that students waking up late, car problems, etc, will not excuse a student from having to serve a lunch detention.