Excused absences are granted for personal illness, medical/dental appointments accompanied by a physician's statement, and/or a death in the family. An excused absence still counts as an absence.
All other absences are unexcused absences.
What to do when “life happens”...
If you or a family member are unable to transport your student to the performance venue, contact the director and they can make accommodations or arrangements for transportation. The more advanced notice you can provide, the better the director will be able to assist your family.
Any missed performance, excused or unexcused, is reflected as a zero in the gradebook. In the event of an absence, points can be made up through the alternative assignment. It is the student’s responsibility to see the director for make-up work. Work must be turned in one week after the performance.
It is expected that students stay for the duration of the concert or performance and all equipment is returned to the classroom. Remember, it is important that we support each other!
Please refer to the JCPS Attendance Policies Procedures Handbook and the JCPS Student Support and Behavior Intervention Handbook for more information about student absences.