Senior Skip Day is not a federally recognised holiday in the United States. Nonetheless, many high school seniors take the day off or skip school. Although senior skip day is not officially recognised by the majority of schools, school authorities are aware that it is observed each spring.
A senior skip day can be a fun day if school administrators approve of the tradition. Some school districts prohibit senior absences, especially if the day is planned following a senior celebration such as the prom. In certain school systems, seniors who participate in activities that interfere with testing during skip activities are prohibited from attending commencement.
Before choosing a day or participating in senior skip day activities, high school seniors who are considering participation in a senior skip day should study the district’s policies. If the day is not acknowledged by school administrators, it may be replaced with a senior day or a field trip.
In addition to senior skip day, senior traditions include senior pictures and the prom. Some proms include both juniors and seniors, while others segregate the two grades.