Senior Ditch Day!
Did you hear today's (May 11) news story about the parents in Santa Ana that are facing a possible year jail term for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor" by allowing their kids to skip school?
The not-so-secret "Senior Ditch Day" is approaching at our local high schools. The day when it looks like there has been a field trip to Santa Cruz scheduled, but someone forgot to invite the teachers.
An expression of "Senioritis"--the tendency to play pranks or do things that they would never consider doing. Feeling like its alright because your mid-year reports are sent in and you've already met the requirements to graduate, and have been accepted to a college, (if more school is in your future.) A stress relief.
As a parent, how do you feel about Senior Ditch Day? Will you forbid your child to participate? Will you, or would you call in your child's absence so that it will be an excused absence?
Being the end of the school year, even my Junior son seems to have Senioritis. This morning, my son said, "Gotta go to school early today, I am serving detention."
I braced myself, "WHAT did YOU do!?"
"Someone left a roll of red butcher paper in the hallway. I could not resist. I pushed it and it unrolled down the entire hallway--it looked like I was rolling out a red carpet! Yes, I had to roll it back up--but it was SO worth detention, Mom!"
What could I do but roll my eyes, try not to laugh, and drive him to school to serve his detention.