Going to be absent?
1. Complete the form below ASAP when you know you will miss a rehearsal. Give us as much lead time as possible!
2. If you know you'll be absent in advance, talk with your ensemble director at rehearsal so you can make a plan together to have your parts covered and talk about what you can be practicing in your absence.
Attendance records will be tracked regularly by Seattle JazzED faculty and staff. If a student misses a rehearsal without submitting the Planned Absence Form ahead of time, this is considered an unexcused absence. If this occurs, families will receive an email or phone call to determine the reason for the absence. We reserve the right to handle more than one unexcused absence on a case by case basis.
The absence form should be completed as much ahead of time as possible. Forms submitted after the date of the missed class or rehearsal will be reviewed on a case by case basis, and may not necessarily count as an excused absence each time. Missing two rehearsals unexcused may result in being asked to leave the group.
Jazz bands succeed when every student is dedicated and accountable to the rest of the ensemble.
*If you are about to miss a concert at the last minute due to an emergency, call or text Kelly immediately on her cell phone at 206-981-9451 so we can make sure your part will be covered.