Daily School Arrival

Upon arrival, students are permitted in the following areas: the Main Concourse, Cafeteria, the library, the first floor lavatories, and student parking lots. At 7:25 students will go to their lockers and then directly to their first block classes at 7:40 (At 7:38 a warning bell will ring). No student is permitted to wander through the halls prior to 7:25.

Once a student arrives on school grounds, he/she may not leave without permission from the office until the end of the school day.

Bus students are expected to enter the building immediately upon exiting the bus.

Lateness to School (Tardiness)
A student's late arrival to school will be excused for the following reasons only:

  1. Personal illness.
  2. Death in immediate family.
  3. Exceptionally urgent or safety reasons--must pertain to the individual student as determined by the principal or designee.
  4. Religious holiday/event.
  5. Required court attendance.
  6. In the case of an exceptional student, where tardiness is caused by or directly related to student's exceptionality.
  7. In the case of a doctor or dental appointment that is accompanied by a note from the doctor's or dentist's office verifying the visit.

Consistent lateness to school because of personal illness may necessitate providing a medical excuse. Students who arrive late to school must report immediately to the designated office in order to be admitted to class. Student tardiness and early dismissals may accumulate towards unlawful/unexcused days of absence.

A student who arrives to school late at the beginning of his/her school day must report to the Main Office / Attendance Office for a late pass.

If during the school year a student is late to school up to the start of 2nd block more than 7 times unexcused, the student will begin being assigned detentions.

  • Students are permitted to be unexcused tardy 7 times during the school year with no consequences
  • After the 7th unexcused tardy and all subsequent unexcused tardies, detentions will be assigned.

Students arriving between the start of 2nd block and the start of 3rd block will be marked absent for one half day. Students arriving after the start of 3rd block will be marked absent for a whole day.

Students who are unexcused tardy to first block after 8:00 am will not receive credit for the assignments completed in the block.

Half-time NMTCC students, who miss more than one block, or its equivalent, will be marked absent for the time period (a.m. or p.m.).

Students are not permitted to remain in the building after school unless under the direct - supervision of a teacher, coach, or "adult in charge" of an after-school activity.