The school day at Bangor Christian Schools begins at 7:50 a.m. A warning bell will sound at 7:45 a.m. to indicate that students should be reporting to their homerooms. The school day ends at 2:45 p.m.
Promptness is a quality all should strive to attain. Tardiness is recorded as part of a student’s permanent attendance record. Colleges and prospective employers look closely at student’s attendance and tardy records. Because of this, we feel it is important to establish positive performance in this area.
School begins at 7:50 a.m. Students are considered tardy to school if they arrive after 7:50 a.m. Students must report directly to the office when arriving after 7:50 a.m. Students will then receive a tardy slip and then report to class. When students are tardy, they must present to the office a written excuse signed by their parents. If coming from a doctor’s appointment, students must present a note from the doctor’s office. Students are considered truant if they arrive at school after 8:15 a.m. without an excuse, and consequently will receive zeros for the classes that they miss. Athletes will not be able to participate in a practice or an event for that day if they arrive at school after 8:15 a.m. unless they have a note from a doctor’s appointment. The administration, with input from the students and parents, will determine what is considered an excused or unexcused tardy based upon the Maine State Statutes.
Middle or high school students will receive a detention for each set of three unexcused tardies in a quarter.