As most of you know, the District Band Festival taking place on Thursday, February 28, coincides with the first day of second trimester final exams. To avoid an "academic vs. academic" situation, there are several options available to the Band students.
Here are the options as sent forth by the High School Administration on February 6:
The Concert Band will be leaving at 8:00 a.m., and returning around 12:10 p.m. For any student in Concert Band, they will be able to take exams on Friday morning during the 3rd period exam time. Depending on their lunch, this will mostly effect the 1st period exams.
The Symphony Band will be leaving at 10:50 a.m., and returning after school. For any student in Symphony Band, they will be able to take exams on Friday during either their 5th period review and/or exam time; this will effect their 2nd hour exams.
If for some reason a student is unable to complete the exam during these time frames, we will proctor their exams on Monday, March 4.
Back on February 7, the Concert Band and Symphony Band students were instructed to speak to their teachers about setting-up the alternative testing date/time. If this has not been done, it needs to be taken care of immediately!
Because this impacts two academic classes, the "burden" falls to the school to make the appropriate accommodations. If you have questions, please contact either Mr. Blackmer, or the High School Administration.
This only impacts Concert Band and Symphony Band. The Wind Symphony's festival is the evening of Friday, March 1 - not affected by the exam schedule.