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Tardy Policy

Hilo High School students are held to high expectations and should always exhibit Viking Pride. In support of college and career readiness, punctuality is an expectation of all students.


TARDY

It is the student’s responsibility to reach his/her classes on time every day, for every period. Students are required to be inside their classrooms at the sounding of the tardy bell. For Hilo High School, students are tardy if they report to class within 40 minutes of the start of class, if they report to class after 40 minutes, they are considered “Absent - Unexcused”.

Tardies result in a deduction of HPs

Tardy Occurrences:
  1. Warning, proceed late to class.
  2. Warning, proceed late to class.
  3. Warning, proceed late to class.
  4. Warning, proceed late to class.
  5. Referral to counselor, proceed late to class.
  6. Referral to counselor, proceed late to class + restriction for 1 recess
  7. Referral to counselor, proceed late to class + restriction for 1 recess
  8. Referral to administration, proceed late to class + restriction for 1 recess
  9. Referral to administration, In School Suspension for rest of class + restriction for 1 recess
  10. Referral to administration, In School Suspension for rest of class + restriction for 1 recess + after school detention**
 
*Subsequent occurrences subject to Chapter 19 Discipline. Progressive discipline for excessive tardies include, but are not limited to after school detention, in school suspension, and out of school suspension.

**After school detention is held on Wednesdays during the ACE program. Transportation is not provided.