Bright yellow slips of paper have been floating through the halls lately, physical reminders of the seat time students owe for the Fall 2017 semester. A student will be required to make up seat time if they have 9 or more absences during first or fifth period, or 4 absences during second, third or fourth period. These hours of missed school must be made up by Feb. 6, a task that can be accomplished in a multitude of ways.
One way to make up seat time is by attending tutorials with the teacher to whom a student owes hours. Students may come in before or after school, but not during office aide or free periods, to earn back their hours during tutorials.
A second option is to come to Saturday School beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at 12 p.m. Students are asked to arrive five minutes prior to the designated time of arrival Saturday mornings and are not required to stay the full 4 hours if they are unable to.
A third opportunity available for students to earn seat time is Falcon Night School, which lasts from 4 – 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night.
Saturday School and FNS work very similarly in that a teacher will proctor the classroom and log student’s hours after they have earned them. Students must bring a book or something to work on while making up seat time and are prompted to use this time advantageously.
Not only do Seat Time hours count against getting credit for a course, but could limit students from attending specific events, getting a parking pass, or other privileges.