ATTENDANCE AT ALL SCHEDULED PERFORMANCES IS MANDATORY
Your concerts are a
culmination of almost an entire quarter of daily rehearsals. There is no
way to make up a concert (See policy specific to your choir for the process if
you miss a concert). Concerts are scheduled in May before summer vacation
so that there are no, or very few, conflicts with school activities or church
activities. Should you glance at the schedule and see a church conflict,
contact Mrs. Christensen at school before the end of the first week of school to
notify her. Should an immediate emergency (defined below) arise that may
cause an absence from a concert, students must take it upon themselves to
communicate with the director immediately upon their return from this emergency.
No emergency or absence is excused unless it is cleared, in writing, by both the
director, the student, and (if student is under 18) the parent or legal guardian
of the student. In any case, you must arrange a meeting at a time
convenient for the director to determine the future of your membership in the
choir for which you are singing and any additional work you will need to do for
missing the concert.
Emergencies in this
category are defined as follows: death in the family, serious illness of the
student or immediate family member that is severe to the point that the student
cannot attend school because of it. Physician documentation is requested
if this arises. Please have the physician mail or fax (635-5723) the
necessary documentation as personal delivery of a physician's note will not be
EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE
EXCUSE FOR MISSING A CONCERT!!! Any
employer that does not allow you to take off work for something school-related
(with advance notification of course) is not a good employer to work for.
FIND SOMEONE TO WORK FOR YOU NOW! IT IS YOUR responsibility to
notify your employer NOW so they can plan ahead. If you forget to do so,
you still need to be at the concert, regardless of the consequence your employer
deems fit for late notification of not being able to work.
TRANSPORTATION DIFFICULTY IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE
EXCUSE FOR MISSING A CONCERT!!! Call
another choir member, a choir parent, or Mrs. Christensen (619-4322) if you
cannot find a ride, but do it before 4:30 PM. If you know far enough in
advance, let Mrs. Christensen know ahead of time and perhaps a ride can be set
up in advance with another parent.
Continued membership in any of our vocal groups will most
likely be terminated if there are unexcused absences.
Schedules for the year's
concerts are readily available. Some concerts may be scheduled later.
Students will have the responsibility to attend those concerts when they make
the commitment. If they cannot attend, they must notify the director at
the time of commitment. This does NOT include rescheduling a concert.
If a concert is rescheduled, you will be notified early enough and are required
to be there.
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS! PLEASE plan family trips with
consideration for the concert schedule. Conflicts involving school
activities MUST be declared at least three weeks before a concert. Some
music may involve one person per part, and that may be YOUR child!
Please understand that a
concert is a culmination of an entire quarter of hard work. It is similar
to a sports team. If you practice for two months only the miss the game,
you will let down your teammates. Every performing group depends on good
team players that they can count on to be successful.
An UNEXCUSED absence from a concert will result in
the drop of THREE letter grades.