Seniors Take on Senior Exemptions

 

By Nick Matta

Here in LCPS the second semester has officially started and is in full swing! With the pressure of ending their final four months of high school strong, and keeping themselves sane despite symptoms of the dreaded senioritis, the seniors here at THS face a new adversary: senior exemptions. Here in LCPS, exemptions are put in place to help seniors stay in school and keep their grades up during the final months of classes. Although these exemptions are set to potentially help students stay in class and work hard, some Tuscarora seniors wonder if the exemptions go too far, restricting the students from freedoms they would normally have.

 


Jack Chismar

  1. What are your thoughts on the senior exemptions policy?

They are not practical; many people come to school sick causing others to get sick.

  1. Do you plan on using all of your free days that you have for something? Vacation, or save for sick days etc.

I plan on saving my days in case I get sick.

  1. If you could alter the rules what would you do? What would you change? Keep?

I would allow doctors notes and family matters such as funerals excused. You should not miss funerals of a loved one, or be punished by the school for going.

Liam Jones

  1. What are your thoughts on the senior exemptions policy?

I think the senior exemptions policy is too strict. It allows for you to miss two days which is almost no room for mistakes. You basically are forced to come to school if you get sick, causing it to spread around and possibly mess other people’s exemptions up too.

  1. Do you plan on using all of your free days that you have for something? Vacation, or save for sick days etc.

I don’t plan on using them up in case I get sick or have an appointment.

3.If you could alter the rules what would you do? What would you change? Keep?

I would give more days to be missed and be more lenient. You could be getting surgery and it would count against you. Or you could show up with a doctor’s note saying you actually had an appointment and it would still count against you.

Anissa Boissiere

  1. What are your thoughts on the senior exemptions policy?

Overall, I think the exemption policy is fine, I think it’s an awesome incentive to work towards as a senior. So far I haven’t had any problems with the following rules, I’ve been lucky enough not to get extremely sick or have an episode yet that would keep me out of school for a couple days. So here’s to hoping that it stays that way and that I didn’t just jinx myself.

  1. Do you plan on using all of your free days that you have for something? Vacation, or save for sick days etc.

I plan on using my free days to work, I’ve got to start saving up to pay for college tuition and for a beach trip I’m planning with a friend after graduation. Plus, there are a few tech projects I’ve been wanting to do all year that I’ll finally have time to start.

3.If you could alter the rules what would you do? What would you change? Keep?

I don’t think there is anything I would change about the rules since they’re pretty lenient already. I mean, the policy isn’t implemented until the second semester, you get to miss up to two days per class and only have to be in class for forty-five minutes, that’s super easy to follow.

 

Mehar Kaur

  1. What are your thoughts on the senior exemptions policy?

I think it’s kind of unfair because 4 days of free time does not compensate for 4 long years.

  1. Do you plan on using all of your free days that you have for something? Vacation, or save for sick days etc.

Yes, for working to save for a vacation.

3.If you could alter the rules what would you do? What would you change? Keep?

Let us leave when other students begin planning for SOL’s. Seniors do not need to stay here doing nothing.