New hall pass rules cause confusion for students

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New hall pass rules cause confusion for students

Ms. Gerlach writes a pass for a student.

Ms. Gerlach writes a pass for a student.

Drew Jackson

Ms. Gerlach writes a pass for a student.

Drew Jackson

Drew Jackson

Ms. Gerlach writes a pass for a student.

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This year, administrators decided to change the pass system after realizing that some passes weren’t being used as they were intended. This year, orange passes are strictly to be used for restrooms, while blue passes are used for office reasons, going to the locker, going to other teachers’ classrooms, and not to visit the coffee cart and vending machines.
The whole reason behind this is simple. Students ask to use the restroom, then they come back with bags of chips. Mr. Bohnet, proncipal, was concerned, saying, “We don’t know where students are – if they say they’re going to one place, and end up in another.”
If an administrator finds you with a restroom pass, and you’re out of area, for example in the cafeteria, the consequences follow as written on the Mass Disciplinary Plan. First offense would be a detention, and an AP contacting your parent. Second offense would be a double detention and an AP contacting your parent, third offense would be an AP contacting your parent, an IAC appointment, and suspension.
To clear up some confusion, you may not use the blue pass to go get coffee. Ms. Michea says, “The coffee cart comes to you,(so) there’s no reason for you to leave class to get coffee.” You may go to the coffee cart in between classes and if they come to your class.

One thing that may get confusing is, some teachers don’t even use the orange pass. “We see things like pony sticks, ukuleles, and even Mickey Mouse ears,” said Ms. Cherly, one of the ladies who run the coffee cart. The pass your teacher uses as the bathroom pass is counted as the orange pass.

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