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Tardy to School?
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25 / F / Yokohama, Japan
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Posted 1/10/08
My school has five minute breaks between classes to get to the next one . . . we're not a huge school, so it's usually not too bad of a problem - not tardies in school, anyways.

But yeah, shit happens. Like, our school is literally built on a hill, and it's 135 years old, so we have billions of staircases going everywhere. This causes two problems.

The first one is bad scheduling; I once had to go from the art room (third floor of the fine arts building) to the computer lab (basement of the main building) - 12 sets of stairs - and the two rooms are the furthest away from each other in their respective buildings as they could possibly get. It literally takes the entire five minutes to walk the distance, but you have to sprint it because you need to go a little out of your way to drop by the homeroom to drop off/pick up stuff for class. And if the teacher lets you go even 30 seconds late, you're almost guaranteed to be tardy.

The second is being clumsy. The aforementioned stairs make it possible to have to go down two or three floors if you happen to trip and drop your stuff down the stairwell, through the poles of the banister. I was tardy to French because of this.

If you're even a little late, you usually have to fill out this form called a tardy slip. You give it to the teacher and they give it to the office - the slip makes certain that it gets recorded on your report card. The same happens if you're late to school - some teachers are super-strict and count you tardy if you run in with your bag.
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HEREs AN IDEA KIDs!!! sleep earlier.
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haha......mine if u have 3 then more tardies...then i think it counts as an absent.......but if you r exused/unexcused absence more than 9 per semester than u lose credit.....for tht class........out absent/ tardy policy sucks..
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26 / F / CYBERSPACE
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At my school, if we're tardy unexcused, we have to fill out a form and serve a 20-minute detention after school in the ISS room, no matter how late you are. If we don't serve it on that day, we have to do community service, and if we ditch out on that too, we have Saturday school, and if we don't go to Saturday school, we get suspended for three days or something like that. It's pretty lame.
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44 / M / Washington DC
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That was a long time ago for me, but I think 3 Unexcused Tardies got you an hour detention which had to be served within 1 week either before or after school. If you didn't serve the detention in that week, then it went up to 2 hours. If you didn't server that 2 hours detention, then I think you got 1 day of in-school suspension.
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29 / M / Canada
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well im in collage so if ur late then dont care if u dont show they dont care ... if u miss a exam they dont care u get a 0 ... in my high school it was all the ppl were bused in (mine bus ride was 30-40mins) it was a privat school and if u were late it would mark u late and ur parents would know right away... if u got 3 lates it was detention (during lunch 25mins)
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Since my school has colour coordinated stairs, the head teacher tells us that if we;re late, we have to go to the yellow staircase and sign our names on the late register but if you are late more than once in a week, then you will receive 1 hour detention.
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Posted 1/10/08
Heh amusing. x]

My school only gives you a detention if you're tardy to school.
If you're tardy to class, you're given 3 sessions of detention, and a good talking to with the princepal. :3
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29 / M / Planet Novus: Any...
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I usually go late to school.. Because we had a 15 minutes allowance And teachers are given 30minutes... So its okay If I enter the class 15minutes after it started...
Posted 1/10/08
you'll get a detention if you're tardy in our school.,,.,.,,.,.
Posted 1/10/08
in university it's no prob to arrive late but when I was in school we had to bake a cake for the whole class the next day. bad for the one who's late but good for the rest ^^
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Well, since I have to cycle 45 minutes I come too late a lot.

My school's punishments:
First time - You aren't allowed into class and have to go and get a white card. The next morning you have to arrive at school 8.00, regardless of the time you would have started that day normally. Sometimes it doesn't matter, when you have class the first hour (which starts at 8.30), but I do remember that my class started at 12.30 and felt pretty bad of having to be at school at 8.
When you got your white card, you have to go back to your class.

Second time - Get another white card. Now you have to come at school at 8 for a whole week. That pretty much sucks.

Third time - Get another white card. Now you have to come at school at 8.00 the whole week, and you can't leave untill 16.30 (That's 4.30 PM)

Fourth time - You get suspended for one day. It's like one full day of detention basically, because you have to be at school (so no free time!). Your parents will be warned.

Fifth time - You get suspended (I don't know, think it's a day again), but aren't allowed into school.

I have no idea what happens after that. You start over every semester. I got to being late 3 times.
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25 / M / England.
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Posted 1/10/08
I may not be an expert at my timekeeping, Because i make an effort to be at least 5 minutes late to every social event i go to. Is that old fashioned? ^^ Heh Heh oh well. But I've never been late for school, partially because my parents pushed me every day out the door ^^

The only ever time I've been late to school was when the train i was on was delayed by snow, but around 50 people turned up to school late that day with the same excuse so they let us off ^^

Oh, And the punishments where hour detentions, and i think it was four off them before a suspension.
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Posted 1/10/08
i get a zero on the "do now" credit for the day.
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31 / F / Philippines
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Posted 1/10/08
during my college days... i've never been late...I'm very punctual...
but when I started working well... I started getting lazy and just late my self, worst I absent my self due to laziness..
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