In order to ensure a positive and effective educational experience for all our students here at The Nokesville School, we will be implementing a new tardy procedure beginning Tuesday, January 31, 2017 to coincide with the beginning of the second semester.
When a student reaches 3 unexcused tardies (please see below for a list of excusable reasons for being tardy), the student will receive one day of lunch detention. If a student reaches 5 unexcused tardies, they will receive a lunch detention each day they are tardy.
According to Prince William County Schools Regulation 724-1, “All children of compulsory attendance age are expected to attend school each day that school is in session. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their children attend school regularly.”
Reasons for excused tardies (these are also the only excuses for absences):
*Personal illness of the student.
*Medical/dental appointments and/or treatment of the student when such appointments cannot be scheduled other than during school hours.
*Death in the student’s family or household.
*Observance of a religious holiday.
*Emergency conditions in the student’s home which require help from the student in caring for the sick or injured; however, regular use of this excuse or requests for absences/tardies for more than five consecutive days shall be referred to the Office of Student Services for evaluation.
*Not permitting their child to attend school when, in the judgment of the parents, the roads or walkways in their neighborhoods are too hazardous to use due to weather.
*Required court appearance by the student.
*All tardies resulting from late buses.
At The Nokesville School, instructional time is viewed as a precious resource. The school day begins at 8:10 am which means the students should be in their classroom at that time. Beginning the day promptly is important and demonstrates commitment to success. Thank you for your support in ensuring students make maximum use of class time. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 571.781.3040.
Principal, The Nokesville School