A Note for Senior Skip Day


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Spring weather brings out many ailments, such as allergies and spring fever. For high school seniors itching to burst out of the school system they've held dear for 13 years or more, there is an acute form of spring fever that affects the older teens. It's called senioritis. They've already been accepted — or denied — at the college of their dreams and have a pretty good idea regarding what they'll be doing when August rolls around. They have their graduation beach trip reservations made. They've picked out the clothes they are going to wear under the robes that are already hanging in their closets so the wrinkles will fall out. And then it happens. All at once, an entire community of seniors falls victim to senioritis.

For the seniors' teachers, it's an unexpected, but welcomed break from trying to cram a few last nuggets of knowledge into brains that are filled to capacity with K-12 factoids. As the seniors suffer elsewhere, too stricken to make it into school, the teachers get to refill their sails enough to get through another month or so of daydreaming and eye-rolling, as seniors feel compelled to do since all they need to walk across the stage and pack their bedroom up for the dorm far, far away from their ridiculous parents is a C, which they have in the bag even if they don't turn in that last assignment.

Parents still have to write notes for their nearly-adult children who miss a day of school. After seeing three sons through this affliction, I have developed a suitable note for just such an occasion. If you have a senior, please feel free to edit and use it as needed. For parents of younger children, save this one for when they reach the twelfth grade. They'll be there before you know it.

Dear High School Officials:

My sincerest apologies for my son's absence yesterday. He was suddenly stricken with a right-of-passage childhood disease.

Fortunately, it was a 24-hour illness. He has sufficiently recovered and can return to school. Also, he has built up immunity; therefore, I do not foresee any relapses over the course of his senior year. And, since this illness only affects seniors and the entire senior class has already been exposed, he is not contagious.

Thank you for your compassion and understanding.

Sincerest regards,
His Mom

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Myra Wright has been the editor of Piedmont Parent since 2007 and is mom to three kids, ages 16, 13 and 8. Here, she blogs about parenting as well as news and events for Piedmont Triad parents.

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