* Will I be marked tardy if I have trouble with my locker? Or, if a teacher keeps me after class?
In this class, you are considered tardy if you are not fully in the room (and, you did not run in the halls) when the bell stops ringing. I am generally very lenient the first week or so of school as you get used to where classes are in the building. Do your best, please, to find routes that will help you get to class on time. Sometimes by taking the next class' books with you (and NOT stopping at your locker between EACH class) will help keep you from being tardy.
a. In this class, if you HONESTLY have trouble opening your locker because of the combination/ problems with the door, come tell me BEFORE the bell rings, and you will NOT be marked tardy. If the problem persists day after day, let's have you get hold of the office and they can help you sort the problems out with the locker so it does not continue. If you are late because you were talking with friends at your locker, you WILL be marked tardy.
b. If a teacher keeps you after class, simply get a note from the teacher excusing your tardy, and you will not be marked tardy. If a teacher keeps you after class, but will not excuse your tardy (because you are being disciplined in that class, etc.), you WILL be marked tardy.
Thank you and keep on keeping on!