We are about to start school, and there's a little housekeeping we need to before then.
First, as you may have heard, the school district has revamped many of our volunteer rules, safety procedures, and day to day operations. One of the most significant changes for the band will be parent volunteers. Going forward, ALL adults who will have any chance to come into contact with our students must have a volunteer form on file at Navarre High School. It will be necessary for you to have a volunteer form on file at each campus that you plan to spend time helping. Many of you have already turned in our old required volunteer form. There is now an updated form that you can download here, or you can drop by the band hall this afternoon following practice and complete the form.
A new form must be completed even if you recently completed the form. I apologize for this inconvenience. As I said, it is a change that occurred this week.
Secondly, I know that many of you work and may run into an issue getting your student to and from rehearsals during marching season. I want to remind you that we take rehearsals and performances very seriously. Students are expected to be at all rehearsals and performances, on time, the whole time. Work, appointments, and, "family issues," are not valid reasons to miss our events. Please read our attendance policy here.
To help parents and students with pick-up each year, we try to pair students who need a ride with parents who can give a ride. So, if your student needs a ride or you can provide a ride for students, please sign-up on our carpool list here.
Again, parents must have a valid volunteer form on file.
Lastly, I need an accurate database for all parents. It won't be used to spam you, but I will make sure that you receive all pertinent info about the band. You will also be added to our you Remind text group, and I will invite you to our band app. I know that it may be a bit overwhelming, but there are times we need direct contact with parents/guardians.
Please complete our parent contact form here.
In closing, please make sure to visit the band app and check out our rehearsal and performance schedule. It is very important that you plan ahead to avoid scheduling conflicts. Keep in mind that our rehearsals and performances are extensions of the classroom, and your student receives a grade for being there. Please do not ask that your student be allowed to miss.
I am excited about the coming marching season and school year! I am confident that it'll be an excellent time for students and parents alike.