With the close of the first semester for the 2014-2015 school year, I want to congratulate all those students who passed their classes and have prepared well for the second semester. As we continue to set goals and raise expectations for student progress and success, student attendance remains a challenge for many of our students. Students must be in class every day, focusing on academics, and participating in their learning process. Staying focused now, at the beginning of the semester will prepare you for the remainder of the school year. As seniors get prepared to graduate, it remains critical that you finish all your requirements to graduate. I know many of our seniors are working to secure grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Your daily attendance is very important to this process.
Absences require that you turn in your excuses within the 3 day window in order for us to determine the validity of any absence, and for it to be excused. Excessive absences can result in the denial of credit for the class, even if a student has passed the class, and we have had some instances of credit being denied during the first semester. Parents, please work with your child to insure that he or she is at school each and every day, and monitor their progress on a daily routine. Working together, we are poised to continue towards being the PREMIER high school. Have a great second semester everyone!