One of the six school-wide personal qualities stressed at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School is “responsibility.” Promptness and responsibility help students achieve and it is required that students demonstrate these attributes by being on time for school and class. While occasional tardiness to school may happen due to unforeseen problems at home or on the way to school, a pattern of tardiness must be addressed. If you are tardy to homeroom, report to your homeroom teacher who will mark you tardy on the daily attendance record. If you are tardy to school after homeroom, then you must report to the Assistant Principal’s Office. A pattern of unexcused tardiness will result in parental notification, office detentions, parental conferences and/or possible court referral.