A conversation was going around this morning about spring tours during the day and ensuing latenesses to school.
Each middle school handles this situation differently. Some will consider a high school tour lateness as an “excused” lateness, meaning it’ll be coded differently in their attendance system. Others count it as a straight up lateness, whether or not you have a note from the high school - this was how they handled it at my daughter’s middle school and parents were shocked when we found out.
7th grade attendance is key. High schools don’t see 8th grade info, so latenesses aren’t an issue in the same way.
I’d suggest you check in with your school and see how they handle it, to make sure you’re not surprised in the end.