Lincoln Band Attendance Statement
We realize various appointments sometimes have to be made months in advance, and family emergencies are a fact of life. We also realize there is inclement weather from time to time, people get sick, cars break down, and sometimes unusual and unexpected situations arise. That’s life! Excused absences in these types of situations are “no-brainers.”
Other situations that might cause you to be absent from band events can usually be worked out if you plan carefully. These types of situations include after school jobs, transportation issues, child care issues, other school events, homework, wisdom teeth surgeries, getting braces on or off, vacations, custody situations, school clothes shopping, haircuts, vacations, summer camps, etc.
As you and your parents schedule appointments or other commitments, please include this schedule in the planning process. That’s what I do, it’s part of being responsible and respectful to your band family. After all, that is one of the the things a person is supposed to learn by being in the band program – time management and planning skills.
We make every effort to work with our students and help them develop good time management skills. Attendance situations are normally handled on a case by case basis; not every story or situation is the same.
Students who develop a reputation of having poor attendance will most likely be placed on alternate status, and could risk removal from the program.