A warning bell rings 5 minutes before school begins. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to work when the tardy bell rings. Going to locker between classes is not considered an excuse for tardiness. Planning ahead is an important part of school life. Tardiness to class interferes with class procedures as well as individual progress. Students arriving at school after 8:00 without a parent note or phone call, will be assigned an unexcused absence for that block and receive discipline from their grade level principal.