Tardy Policy

Please be aware that tardiness has a negative impact on student achievement. The instructional day at Upchurch Elementary will start promptly at 7:55 A.M. Students dropped off after this time are considered tardy and MUST BE ESCORTED TO THE FRONT OFFICE AND SIGNED IN. Please help keep our students safe!

Tardies & Consequences


Letter notification from teacher/principal.


Phone call by teacher or Data Manager.


Required parent conference with teacher, principal, and guidance counselor. Referral to the student assistance team.

More than 20

Notification to local truant officer and intervention by social worker.