FOUR REASONS TO GET TO CLASS ON TIME

Posted by: Shane Schmeichel 1 year, 7 months ago

FOUR REASONS TO GET TO CLASS ON TIME

The early-morning buzzer of a smartphone alarm app can be one of the worst sounds in the world to a sleepy high school student, however, showing up on time to high school each day benefits students' academic performance and future professional habits. Students who arrive at school on time have clear advantages over classmates who stumble through the door after class has begun.

1.       Develop Positive Lifelong Habits

If showing up late to school becomes a habit, students may develop the notion that tardiness is acceptable behavior. This belief can negatively impact their future work ethic and employment opportunities. Alternatively, showing up on time to school can help students develop of the habit of being punctual with important commitments, a habit that will serve students well through college and into their future careers.

2.       Enjoy More Time to Prepare

Students arriving to school with time to spare have the luxury of socializing with friends, settling in and focusing their minds on the lessons to come. Students showing up to class after a lesson has begun miss out on this natural transition period and the day’s lesson.

3.       Never Miss Important Information

Arriving to school after classes have begun causes students to miss more than just the introduction to a new lesson. While waiting for the "tardy bell" to ring, teachers often share important information, reminders of upcoming quizzes, class trips, new classroom rules, essay due dates and other school-related specifics.

4.       Disciplinary Consequences

CHS has specific policies concerning student tardiness. Generally, these policies allow for the occasional late arrival, however, habitual tardiness results in detention or more severe consequences.