Norfolk Public Schools and the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts have joined in partnership to emphasize to student, parents and guardians the importance of daily attendance. We hope all children will strive for perfect attendance as regular attendance is critical to engagement in school and academic success. Students are expected to attend school the entire school day. Late arrivals and early dismissals have a negative impact on student achievement. A few minutes in the morning or afternoon can add up to hours of needed instructional time. Students shall be subject to disciplinary actions for excessive tardiness.