By: Marceia Tanzini/Content Editor
Have you ever woken up one morning just knowing something didn’t feel right? Maybe there was a little too much sunlight coming through your window? You’ve probably just done what the majority of students have done at least once in their high school career: you’ve woken up late. So what now? You’ve missed the bus and you don’t drive… Maybe your parents are at work. Sure, you can give one of them a call, but it might be a while. No big deal, right?
Wrong. After three offenses, tardiness is punished by detention and possibly the revocation of your parking privileges (if you’re a student driver). Some of you may be thinking, “Fair enough, that’s not a big deal…”, because in theory, this punishment would give students the incentive to be on time. However, many students take an alternative method to avoid the penalties for tardiness. They decide it’s best to not show up to school at all rather than to be late. After all, being absent is a quick fix compared to showing up late. A swift note from your doctor or your parent (assuming you haven’t surpassed the ten-day limit) are all you need to excuse an absence. At least, that’s what fellow high school students have resorted to.