Tardies / TruancyTardies are disruptive to any class. Therefore, students are expected to arrive on time to class. If, for some reason, a student is detained by a teach or administrator, the student should have that person provide them with a pass to enter class. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to school, discipline will be issued based on the Code of Conduct.NOTE: OVERSLEEPING, MISSING THE BUS AND AUTOMOBILE BREAKDOWN ARE NOT REASONS FOR EXCUSED TARDIES EVEN WITH A PARENT NOTE!Truancy CourtThe City of St. Charles in partnership with the Eleventh Circuit Family Court and Missouri's Children's Division will be participant in a program utilizing a truancy court in an effort to assist and encourage positive attendance throughout our schools. As a result of this program, schools will establish systematic interventions to assist students and families in making sure each child attends school regularly in order to provide students every opportunity to succeed academically.As a part of this system, school officials will work in conjunction with deputy juvenile officers (DJOs), counselors, social workers, teachers, students and parents in order to coordinate the necessary interventions. Additionally, school officials will work with the deputy juvenile officers to hold mandatory diversionary conferences for those students who meet and/or exceed five unexcused absences at any time throughout the school year. If at any time a student reaches eight unexcused absences in a school year and a diversionary conference has already been held, school officials will file a truancy referral to the Eleventh Circuit Family Court and/or an educational neglect referral to the Missouri Children's Division. Ultimately, it is the school district's hope that his partnership will assist our community in ensuring that all of our students are able to attend school regularly in order to reach their potential academically.