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Rotations Need to Change

At the beginning of each school year, Canadian High School students and faculty go through rotations on the second day of school, which cover school policies, technology, and more. Instead of being vigilant and paying attention to these presentations, students, besides freshman and newcomers, are falling asleep and dazed from hearing the same spiel every year. As a result, people are suggesting a change: only freshman and new students go through rotations, and grades above have meetings in advisory to discuss new criteria. 

Admin should consider this change to prevent unnecessary repetition. 

For example, this year has new dress code policies and a new vape law. This is necessary information that students would need to know, but it is not necessary for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to go through rotations and hear all the same stories and rules. Every year, students have to sign saying that they understand the Student Handbook. Therefore, being reminded in rotations every year is unnecessary. A simple advisory meeting with grades above freshman in the gym or foyer would suffice and not take up much time. 

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Now to address the issue of newcomers and freshman. Rotations are absolutely needed to introduce new students to the high school agenda, whether they are coming up from 8th grade or if they’re new to Canadian, but is it completely necessary to do it during the school day? Newcomers and freshman could have the day before school to go through rotations with some faculty members, similar to what was done in 2020.  Due to the current rotations during the school day, teachers and students have to rearrange their studies and assignments. Simply covering everything before school begins would successfully prepare new Wildcats to have a great school year.  

While some continue to say that the full day of rotation is necessary, the opposite is true. With the new arrangement, students and faculty would have more time to get to know each other for the upcoming year and there would be no room for (insert snoring). 

Overall, the notorious rotation day should come to an end and leave the day open to more classroom shenanigans and gearing up for the new year. 

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Kenzie English
Kenzie English, Feature Editor
Hi, there! I’m Kenzie English and I am a Junior here at Canadian High School. I am 18 and absolutely love books! My favorite color is burnt orange and my favorite pastimes are reading, painting, baking, working on cars, and binge watching tv shows and movies. My favorite show is Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and my favorite movie is Labyrinth starring David Bowie.  I enjoy 70’s and 80’s music, mainly classic rock. In the future, I hope to be traveling the world and becoming a professional baker.
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