Detentions and calls home are the regular punishments for skipping school, but some teachers go as far as to book tests, presentations and assignment due dates on the first Friday of June as a deterrent to keep kids in school.
"We have 200 school days a year and so what if on one day, we want to go to the beach," said Glendale (High School, Tillsonburg) senior Adam Klassen. "It's not fair to book a test on that day."Well, except that "one day" is mere weeks before you're off for 10 weeks, where you can plump your lazy ass down on the sand all you want. You also don't have 200 school days a year, it's more like 194, minus all those PD days and exam days. Maybe you need that day after all...
Simcoe Composite senior Rachel Stoepker agreed one day away from the strict schedule of school isn't going to make or break your education.
"We deserve it before exams," she said. "One day doesn't do much and kids can (drink) any other day too."