September 29, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Northpointe Intermediate will again be implementing a Tardy Policy starting on Monday, October 5, 2020, that focuses on maximizing instructional time. The Tomball Independent School District provides bus transportation for all students who are registered. Those students who do not utilize district transportation are still expected to arrive at school on time ready to participate in class. Parents and students should plan their time efficiently so all students arrive to school on time. It is the belief of NIS that each child should be entitled to the maximum instructional time each day and each period. Therefore, a Tardy Policy has been implemented that supports and reinforces this philosophy.
Under this Tardy Policy, a student will receive an unexcused tardy if he/she enters the school after the bell rings (7:45) or leaves early from school before the end of school bell rings (3:00). Tardies include, but are not limited to, missing the bus, car trouble, oversleeping, traffic problems, or leaving early for a trip or planned outing. A doctor or dentist appointment with proper documentation (from the doctor) is not considered a tardy. We understand there may be extenuating circumstances that we will consider on an individual basis.
Students are allowed two (2) tardies per nine weeks. For tardies #3 - # 7 within the nine-week period, the student will be given a lunch detention. Tardy #8 and above will be a three hour Saturday detention per tardy. If a student does not attend a scheduled Saturday detention, then he/she will be assigned to In-School Suspension.
We appreciate your cooperation with this District Tardy Policy.