Arriving late to school is like running a race.
Tardy students have a lot of ground to cover to catch up.
Late students rush to class. Breakfast is often missed. Morning work is over. Instruction and directions are missed.
Classmates are off and running into the academic day. The tardy student is left standing at the starting line.
Every student is tardy to school now and then, but should tardiness become an everyday occurrence, a child can academically fall behind, particularly in reading.
Parents, give your student a head start! Get them to school on time.