MISSED REHEARSAL or PERFORMANCE:
If you do not attend a required rehearsal or performance, a Choral Activity Conflict Form is to be filled out and turned into the Director (a sample of this form is found on the website and others are available in the chorus room…they are bright pink so you cannot miss them) ONLY the conflict form will be accepted, no notes on scraps of paper! Anytime a concert or extra rehearsal is missed a choral conflict form must be filled out …ten school days prior to the event if you are aware of a conflict or two days after you return to school if it was an emergency, accident or severe illness. Transportation, jobs, other school activities are never an acceptable excuse. In either case you must make an appointment to sing your music for the director (50% of your grade). For the second part of your grade you will be required to review the concert or required rehearsal. Everything MUST be completed prior to the end of the quarter. Using school board criteria, the absence will be “excused” or “unexcused”. If the student’s absence is “excused”, the student’s grade will not be affected PROVIDED that the student makes up BOTH PARTS of the event for the chorus teacher in the prescribed amount of time. The student could still be eligible for special awards and activities. However, if the student’s absence is “unexcused” and he/she does not attend or make up BOTH PARTS of that performance or rehearsal for the chorus teacher in the prescribed amount of time, two things will happen: (1) the student fails that performance and (2) he/she becomes ineligible for any special awards or activities. Naturally, an emergency, illness, or accident, cannot be planned. These absences (with a Choral Activity Conflict Form signed from the parent, submitted within two school days of the student’s return to school) are usually excused, and the grade will not be affected PROVIDED that the make-up work is completed for the chorus teacher upon the student’s return. The student may remain eligible for special awards and activities. Although the time to sing may not occur for several days the student MUST talk to the Director about setting up the appointment RIGHT AWAY!! THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT!!!! If the student is present at school and misses a performance, the student will fill out a Choral Activity Conflict Form signed by the parent upon his/her return to school in order for that absence to follow the procedure outlined above. TIMING IS EVERYTHING!