Change the SDUHSD Calendar so that the Last Day of the 2016 School Year is Friday, June 10th, 2016.
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As a 3 year Grad Nite Committee Member I have seen how important it is to have the Grad Nite Event on Campus for our Graduating Seniors. As a parent of a Senior Class of 2016, I am afraid of the consequences having school end on a Thursday will have on both the Senior Week and Grad Nite.
The Grad Nite Committee at CCA has been planning the yearly Grad Nite Event at CCA since the school opened. Grad Nite is an all-night party on the CCA Campus. We provide all Graduating Seniors with a safe, alcohol-free, drug-free event in which to celebrate with all of their friends. The students are treated to games, music, food, desserts, massages and many more things. Grad Nite begins at 10pm the evening of Graduation and ends at 5am the following morning. It takes 100's of volunteers to get this event set-up and cleaned up. Grad Nite is strictly volunteer run, and nearly 100 parent volunteers work until 5am. If Grad Nite is on Thursday, how many working parents will be available to work until 5am on Friday morning without having to take a second day off from work?
We have also heard from several Seniors from the Class of 2016 who feel that ending school on Thursday will affect the traditional structure of Senior Week (planned by ASB).
The Grad Nite Committee is suggesting to the SDUHSD School Board to vote on making a change to the 2015-2016 School Calendar by adding a day off on January 27th and making the last day of school Friday, June 10th, 2016.
This change will not only give teachers a day off before the 2nd Semester begins, but will add an extra day for Seniors and families visiting Colleges without the students having to miss a day of school.
While the Grad Nite Committe is suggesting that January 27th be the date the School Board takes under consideration, we are open to this date being any date in the 2015-2016 School Calendar. Currently the First Semester has 91 days and the Second Semester has 89 days. If the School Board can find a day in the First Semester that would work better for all parties involved, Grad Nite will gladly accept that. What we want the end result to be is that the Last Day of School change to June 10, 2016.
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