Bones clarifies attendance policy on prom day

Bones clarifies attendance policy on prom day

Daphne Yu

CorsageAs the hours leading up to prom dwindle, rumors regarding the required number of hours a student should be at school to be eligible to attend thrived instead. While some believe half a day of attendance is the maximum amount a student can miss and still be eligible to attend, activities director David Bones clarified that there are no attendance requirements.
“The policy on prom day is no different than any other day,” Bones said. If a student was to miss school, “attendance should obviously be excused by a parent [but] it’s completely separate from prom. There is no attendance requirement for prom day.”
In addition, Bones reminds those attending the school event that school rules will still apply and misbehavior may be punished.
“The idea of prom is for everyone to have an enjoyable evening, and anything we wouldn’t tolerate at school we wouldn’t tolerate at prom,” Bones said. “The same rules apply at school events apply as they do at school so any behavior that wouldn’t be appropriate at school wouldn’t be appropriate at prom.”
By Daphne Yu