Are the Detention Reminders On Thursday’s Effective?

By: Jacqueline Silva & Jennifer Cardenas

Edited by: Erlin

The amount of students who get detention every week at APB is very high. Every Friday,  the last day of the week, students get picked up from their 6th period classroom and are escorted to a different classroom where they serve their detention. This year detention is served in Mr. Villagomez classroom every Friday after school. Most students are often given detention by teachers or administrators because they were either tardy to class, disrespectful, violating the uniform dress code, missing materials, or in the restroom etc,. Administrators often think that 5 minutes is more than enough time for girls to go to the restroom without taking into to consideration that most times the restrooms are full and the lines are long, not to mention that sometimes only one restroom is open. Therefore, whenever a student fails to get to class on time or doesn’t follow the expectations, they receive a yellow slip the following week on Monday during 2nd period to remind them that they have the rest of the week, until Friday to serve their detention with a teacher during lunch in guided study or after school. Although, now- students have lately been receiving a second detention reminder on Thursdays, to remind them to make up their detention with a teacher before they get picked up Friday after school. Senior Bryan Factor says, “I am most likely to remember to serve my detention because of the Thursday reminders” when asked if the Thursday reminder slips were actually helping. Also, senior Jessy Alvarado said, “I would rather serve my detention with a teacher than stay after school on a Friday”. To conclude, students deem the detention reminders on Thursday’s to be quite helpful and efficient.

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