Absences will be unexcused without doctor's note
Seniors who exceed the allowed number of unexcused absences because they skip school on Thursday, May 5, the Class of 2005's Senior Skip Day, will not be able to appeal their loss of credit. Furthermore, only notes written and signed by a doctor saying that the student was seen that day will be accepted, according to Attendance Secretary Roxanne Fus.
Fus warned seniors that notes from parents will not be accepted for May 5. "[The administration] just wants to make sure people know [skipping] is not a school-condoned activity," she stated.
Twelfth-grade administrator Patricia Hurley dispelled some rumors that have been circulating. Hurley explained that the administration will not forbid seniors who receive unexcused absences on May 5 from walking across the stage at graduation. However, if a student loses credit in a class required for graduation as a result of skipping school on May 5, the student will not be allowed to graduate.
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