Absences may be excused for:- other school functions (such as sports or other clubs)- DOCUMENTED illness (a signed parent note or e-mail must be submitted)- DOCUMENTED legal or medical appointments- religious holidays- death in the family (you may be asked to provide documentation)."WORK" IS NOT A VALID EXCUSE FOR MISSING A REHEARSAL OR PERFORMANCE.If there is a conflict causing the student to miss an after school rehearsal, dress rehearsal or performance, contact Mr. Bennett PRIOR to the absence. Absences from after school rehearsals will be marked as a zero. Excused rehearsals will not negatively affect a student’s grade and will appear as an exempt assignment in the gradebook. Any unexcused rehearsals will result in a 0 in the gradebook for that event. Emergency situations requiring the student to miss an event should be submitted along with a parent note about the emergency.