Arriving late to school or class is not responsible student behavior. All students should arrive at school at least 20 (twenty) minutes before the tardy bell (Monday thru Friday - 7:40 am). A student is tardy for class when not in his/her proper seat at the second bell and is not prepared for the class to begin. Students who are tardy for the first period of the day will receive a $5 fine. Tardies which occur after first period will result in a detention. Habitually tardy students are liable to suspension, probation, or loss of credit. Excessive tardiness will result in referral of the student's record to the Disciplinary Review Board which will make a recommendation to the principal for further action. Students are allowed 5 tardies per semester with a written note from parent/guardian. Every tardy after that, even with a note, will be subject to a fine. Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School reserves the right not to admit tardy students to class.