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Messenger Call: Re: Senior Pranks, Senior Ditch Days, and Senior Privileges

The following message was broadcast to Seniors and their families on Saturday, April 8, 2017 via Infinite Campus Messenger:


​Good afternoon Seniors and Senior Families:

This time of year, Seniors begin to plan their Senior Pranks and Senior "Ditch Days."  
Please let me be clear: any Senior Prank that results in extra work for my staff, that vandalizes the school, or is done in such a way that inconveniences or offends others will result in serious consequences (ie. Saturday School, loss of Senior Prom, loss of graduation ceremony participation, loss of Senior Grad Night, etc.)
For example, it has come to my attention that some Seniors were planning to bring their dogs and pets to school on Monday, April 10.  Please understand that the only animals allowed on campus are certified therapy animals.  Any students who brings an animal to school (any day of the year) that is not certified to be on campus will need to take their animal home or risk it being collected by Animal Control.  Likewise, if the student misses school to return their animal home, they will be assigned a Saturday School to make up the missed time.
Rather than contemplating a "Senior Prank," I encourage our Seniors to come together to do something productive and positive rather than destructive and distracting.  The Class of 2017 is a special class and a poorly thought-out prank will tarnish your legacy.
In addition, there are no "approved" Senior "Ditch Days."  Seniors who miss school between now and the end of the school year may be required to attend Saturday School to make up for the unexcused absence.  I also ask that parents and guardians not "excuse" their Senior to attend Senior "Ditch Day."  We have Spring Break coming up and if Seniors really wanted an end of the year bonding activity, it should be done during Spring Break.
The end of the Senior year of high school can be wrought with temptation and bad choices.  The Senior Prom, Senior Grad Night, the Graduation Ceremony, and other events are privileges--they are not rights.  Please end your four years of high school on a positive note and please do not put me and my Administrators in a position where we must take away any of your Senior Privileges.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by: GREG LOUIE Published:4/8/17
Audience: Staff, Homepage, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

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