Arriving Late/Leaving Early

  • A student's academic success directly links to regular attendance and punctuality. Important work occurs in classes each day and the opportunity for teachers and students to interact is the basis for high academic achievement. The quality of these experiences cannot be duplicated. Instructional contact is essential to a student's academic progress and mastery of skills and knowledge. Absences, whether excused or unexcused, affect academic performance and grades. 

    School begins at 7:35 AM and concludes at 2:30 PM. Parkway South High is not an open campus. Students are expected to arrive on time and attend classes throughout the school day. Parents are encouraged to check their student's attendance regularly. A teacher or administrator will notify parents regarding excessive absences. Students will be required to serve extended detentions, including; lunch, 1-hour and 3-hour detentions for unexplained absences or tardies. If students have unexcused absences, they may be denied make-up work privileges.  

    Since punctuality and attendance are important to life in a democratic society, repeated unexcused absences and tardies may affect a student's citizenship grade. Certain privileges may also be contingent upon a student's successful response to their attendance. Examples include, but are not limited to, driving to the campus and parking (juniors and seniors only), senior out-to-lunch passes, and participation in school activities. In addition, prospective employers and college admissions officers often check citizenship marks and records of attendance. 

    Please follow these check-in and out procedures: 

    •  A parent/guardian should call the attendance line at (314) 415-7726 to notify the school of a late arrival, early release, or if planning to be absent.  Notes or e-mails are not accepted
    •  Students must sign in or out at the Welcome Center (located at the main entrance)  anytime they come into the building after classes begin or if they leave the building before the end of the day. 
    •  The day following the absence, a student should clear any discrepancies with their teacher or administrator.