All students are responsible for being in class by 7:45 a.m. The only time students will be excused is if the bus is late. After three unexcused tardies, students will be referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action. In addition, 3 lates to class will equal an absence under the Attendance Policy.
Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m. must report immediately to the Attendance Office for an admission slip which must be presented to all teachers in classes scheduled for that day. If a student does not have an admission slip, he/she will be illegally on school grounds and will be considered in-school truant. Students who are late for unexcused reasons can be considered truant.
DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES FOR UNEXCUSED LATES
Three lates – 1 After school detention.
Six lates – 1 Extended detention, Parent phone call.
Nine lates – 2 Extended detentions, Parent phone call. Senior driving permit pulled for 1 month, Loss of GAIN time for one semester.
Ten lates – Suspension.
Driving permit will be re-issued at the end of suspension
Penalty for driving while under suspension is loss of privilege for the year.
Polytech and Seniors – Late Arrival/Early Departure
With parent permission, seniors and students taking AM or PM Polytech classes can arrive late or depart early from Voorhees. Please click following link for permission form: VHS Late Arrival-Early Departure Permission Form. Permission form must be on file with the attendance office in order for student to sign out.
Instructions for Polytech Students on Early Dismissal Days and Delayed Openings
Including the following professional development days on (November 17, 2021, December 15, 2021, January 24, 2022, and February 23, 2022)
AM Polytech Students:
Two Hour Delayed Opening:
No AM Polytech
You must sign in at attendance at 12:20 pm (class will start at 12:31 pm).
You may take your regular AM bus if you do not have transportation to arrive at 12:20 pm. .Supervision will be provided during the periods you are not in class.
Professional Development Days/ Early Dismissals (11:55 am)
You will attend AM Polytech as usual and attend PM classes according to your schedule. Dismissal will be at 11:55 am.
PM Polytech Students
Two Hour Delayed Opening:
You will attend classes until 11:25 am, and then you will report to the bus at 11:30 am.
Professional Development Days/Early Dismissal Day (11:55 am)
No PM Polytech
You will attend classes as usual through period 3. If you have a signed permission form on file with Mrs. Pennucci, you may sign out at attendance and be excused to go home at 9:48 am. Otherwise, supervision will be provided for the remainder of the school day.