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It depends sooo much in US schools, it even varies between grades and rankings in my school.
I'm a senior (last year of school) and I can really do whatever. I'm late to a lot of my classes, but only by a max of a minute. Teachers don't really ask me about it because I'm a straight A student. They just assume I was talking to a teacher or doing something productive. If you are respectful and attentive in class, joining in on discussions and debates then teachers will love you and pretty much let things slide that they would normally not let slide for other kids.
Hopefully you get a cool school that doesn' really care. Plus they'll be easier on you since you are a foreign exchange student. So they'll automatically think you are a good student.
it depends on the teacher. Some are self rightous asshats and some recognize that students arent perfect little robots without any problems in their lives
well, my school is goign to be 100 years old next year. its old as shit and they wont tear it down because its like a national monument. teachers here in the U.S. dont give a shit. if im 10 minutes late they dont say any thing. you can basically do whatever you want in my school just depends on how your schools ruels are and teachers etc.