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Senior Cut Day

TO: Parents/Guardians

FROM: Joseph J. Occhino

DATE: February 9, 2024

SUBJECT: Senior Cut Day

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TIME SENSITIVE: Monday, February 12, 2024



As it does every year around Superbowl Sunday, word has it that  seniors have planned a "Senior Cut Day" for Monday, February 12, 2024. Please know that this day is not an excused absence. Consequently, an absence on this day would count towards a student's cumulative absence total, as well as to matters regarding denial of class credit. Furthermore, a student who does not attend school on Monday will not be eligible to participate in after school co-curricular activities on Monday.


More important than a potential attendance problem is our concern for the safety and well-being of our students. The fact that the day in question follows Super Bowl Sunday, and that there could be anticipated parties/celebrations, poses particular cause for concern.


On June 5, 2024, we are planning a senior class trip that will be excused. We hope seniors will attend this trip, and we encourage the entire class to celebrate the culmination of their years at Highlands together.


We are confident that your thoughts are consistent with ours. Thank you for your assistance and understanding.


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