This email will contain A LOT of information, so PLEASE READ EVERYTHING VERY CAREFULLY.
Band Distance Learning
All lessons/assignments will be posted on Google Classroom. Students need to make sure they can still log into their band Google Classroom. If a student cannot log into their band google classroom, please respond to this email so I can help you. (email@example.com)
PERCUSSIONISTS NOW HAVE A SEPARATE GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Please check your school email, and join it. You will receive your lessons/assignments there.
Students will receive one lesson/assignment each week--they will be posted on Sunday evenings and due the following Friday. Each lesson will have TWO options--one for students with instruments at home and one for students who left their instruments at school.
Unfortunately, if your instrument was left at school, for the time being, we cannot get that back to you. The administration is working on a plan to get personal items and instruments to students, but for now, do OPTION 2 until you have your instrument.
If you submit all of your assignments, up to 20 points will be added to your final grade in band depending on the quality of your work. For example, if you currently have a 75% in band and you give 100% effort on your weekly assignments, your final grade in band will be a 95%. More information on grading policies will be sent out from the administration in the coming days.
I will post a link in Google Classroom once a week for us to ZOOM as a class. This time will be to simply catch up, hang out, and SEE each other's faces! We miss you all a great deal!
Leadership and Band Staff Applications
This information will be sent out to 9th-11th graders this week.
Awards and Band Lettering (9th-12th Graders only)
You will be receiving information in the coming weeks about the awards that would have been given during the Band Banquet--we may try to do this in one of our ZOOM sessions. We will get the actual awards and certificates to you once it is safe for us to be at school again.
Leadership Interviews, Drumline Auditions, Color Guard Auditions
These events will be scheduled when it is safe for us to return to school. Until, then they are "to be arranged."
Instrument Check-In/Check-Out and Band Locker Cleanout
The administration is working on a plan to make this happen; however, it may be some time before this is scheduled.
For now, band camp is still scheduled as was originally announced.
July 27th-31st - Drumline, Color Guard, and Leadership
August 3rd-7th - FULL BAND
August 10th-14th - FULL BAND
I am sure I have forgotten something--don't be surprised if you get another email from me. I hope you are all safe and well--we miss you VERY VERY MUCH! If you have any questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.