senior cut day
A message from HIGH SCHOOL
Good evening, this is Mr. M., the senior class assistant principal.
It has sadly come to my attention that the senior class is planning yet another illegal senior cut day for Thursday. This would be the second time this has happened this year and it is simply not acceptable. Please be reminded that our school has never sanctioned such an event. There are many seniors for whom graduation is still in question and the 85% attendance policy still applies.
Please know that all absences for medical reasons or college visits must be supported by official documentation. If said documentation is not provided, absences will otherwise be marked as unexcused.
I thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation. I hope that together we can send a message to our students that responsibility and work ethic is more important than another wasted day off - especially given that this is the second time they are trying to do this.
Thank you and have a good evening.
Herewith, and open letter to Mr. M..
Dear Mr. M.,
I truly appreciate the attention you've given to this matter.
My son, Youngest, will attend the first two periods of the day today and, then, will sign out and take the train to the city where he will be interning at a company who has put him to work within the field of his interest.
I must say, I feel mild resentment as my son has a 3.85 grade point average and has never cut a class in his life. In fact, I am so proud of his academic record that, should he desire to cut class tomorrow, I would be pleased to call the school with a bullshit excuse for his absence.
Never mind. Youngest will be present for his morning classes, sign himself out for the afternoon, and continue to make his family proud by going to work - wage-free in a field he is interested in.
Indeed, it is difficult to imagine that he doesn't occasionally "waste" his day at school on C days, for example, when he has three out of six periods free and then watches a video in his Global class.
Yours sincerely (and I do mean sincerely)