Um, the Dog Ate My… Lockers?

Parents of students at Glen Ridge High School received word late last week that the brand new lockers will not be ready when school starts. In his letter, principal Kenneth Rota wrote:

Unfortunately, one of our projects, our highest priority, will not be completed prior to the opening of school. The new student lockers will not be in place until the end of September. This unavoidable delay is just one of many we have encountered during the construction project. As anyone who has been involved with re-modeling or construction knows, delays are inevitable.

Rota said in the letter that teachers will have two options: not handing out books until the lockers are in place, or hanging out books and having the students keep them at home. He was not available for comment today.
Students, you might want to study the principal’s letter, because we’re sure the school will be very, very understanding if you didn’t complete your summer homework. Attached is a clip-and-save letter you can use should you be late with any reports or homework assignments this year.

Dear ____________,
Unfortunately, one of my projects, _______________________ , my highest priority, will not be completed prior to ____________________. This unavoidable delay is just one of many I have encountered during this homework project. As anyone who has been involved with (computers/after-school activities/dealing with my mother) knows, delays are inevitable.
You will have two options regarding my late ___________________. You can read the homework assignment provided by one of my classmates while you wait for me to complete mine, or you can just give everybody an A.
Sincerely,
_________________________________
(name of student)

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4 COMMENTS

  1. That’s pretty messed up – if I remember correctly, as a freshman in HS, getting a locker was one of the more important/traumatic experiences to have. Then again, I had just gone through eight years of Catholic school, so maybe I’m a bad example.
    Sheesh – where are these kids going to be put their waterguns / three extra pairs of sneakers / political propaganda now?

  2. “… one of our projects, our highest priority, will not be completed…”
    Did he mean that projects are their highest priority (above what?)?
    Or that the locker project was their highest priority?

  3. Anne, you took the words right outta my mouth! Or maybe for Bloomfield: Dear parents, our highest priority *was* having four walls / a gym / staircases / a lunchroom / breathable air…….
    Barista, I love your clip and save note!!

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