TARDY POLICY-On Campus Supervision (OCS)
ON CAMPUS SUPERVISION (OCS) GUIDELINES
The On Campus Supervision (OCS) program is designed to protect instructional time and eliminate interruption by having tardy pupils report to the OCS room, room 433. When the tardy bell rings classroom doors are closed by the teacher. Staff members then escort tardy pupils to the OCS room for the remainder of the period. As pupils enter the OCS room, they are logged into a computerized program as being tardy and are seated at a desk or chair for the remainder of the period. All belongings are placed beneath the desk or chair. OCS is not a place for students to catch up on homework, but rather a location for students to sit silently under the supervision of an administrative designee for the duration of the period. Students that are in OCS first and/or second period will be released AFTER nutrition; students in OCS third and/or fourth period will be released AFTER lunch. Students will eat lunch in the OCS room. Repeat OCS offenders are subject to referrals to administrators, parent conferences, and other interventions to ensure punctuality.
It is imperative that students arrive to school on time; the highest number of students assigned to OCS occurs at the beginning of school (periods 1 and 2). Students who arrive late to school must go to OCS for the period. There are two exceptions to this rule:
- 1) Students who arrive less than 20 minutes late (8:05 a.m.) during the first period of the day may enter class with a parent/guardian note if the student has not exceeded three tardy notes in one semester.
- 2) Students with an official doctor note, dentist note, or court slip may go to the attendance office and a pass will be issued.
Leaving home earlier or having a designated drop-off location somewhere other than the front of school is advisable because of traffic congestion before school on a daily basis.