Need to catch up? Stay afterschool

By Vanessa Robles

When attending school, sometimes Monday through Friday from 7:15 to 2:15 is not enough.

Sometimes the case is that you have failed to attend school regularly. If catching up is what you need, now is the time to start.

After school tutorials, attendance recovery, and credit recovery are now available at Garinger. They will begin as of January 6, 2014. The program will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The sessions will be from 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the media center. The subjects you can receive help with are English 2, Math 1, Biology, and SAT/ACT prep.

No transportation for students will be available until January 27, 2014.

This is a plan of action for the whole school because it’s normal that sometimes we have emergencies and that we struggle in a class.

The end of the program will be on May the 19th.

It is mandated by North Carolina laws that students recover time for more than 10 absences. For example, if you have missed 13 days, you will need to recover a total of 210 minutes (4 ½ hours) for each class.

Other options are Saturday academy sessions which will be from 8:00 AM – 11:00AM. The following dates are when you can attend January 11, February 1, 15, and 22, March 1, April 6, and May 3 and 17.

The last option is for you to attend after school tutoring with your teacher but that requires teacher verification.

Students will then receive an attendance recovery appeal form to document recovery efforts during first period.This form will need to be turned in to the attendance secretary by January 17, 2014.

So students, if you didn’t quite do right the first time, then do it now.