I've moved all contact with the classes to our Google Classrooms for online instruction. All important announcements, instruction projects, zoom meeting codes, and things like section leader and letter apps will appear on Google Classroom. I will also occasionally use this site and Skyward for some important announcements but Google Classroom is our day to day place. I will certainly use this and Skyward for messages parents need to see. In the meantime, parents, please encourage your students to stay engaged in band and all of their other classes.
Here is an important message I posted on those other platforms today:
I finally received the enrollment list for next year's 1st and 5th hour bands. Both groups are looking good! Mr. Schapker uses this list to write the drill for the contest show. If you've marched in 1st hour before, you know how important it is for us to have accurate numbers for each section. We want to avoid "holes" but at the same time, we want to have a spot for everyone. Some bands use alternates. These are people that don't have a spot in the drill. They are plugged in if someone is missing-if no one is missing, they sit out. We aren't going to do that because I know I wouldn't want to be that alternate so please help us be as accurate as possible.
If you are not currently signed up but plan on being a part of the group, please let me know ASAP so we can create a spot for you. If you are signed up but you don't think you are going to be with us, which I hope isn't the case but I understand that is sometimes necessary, please let me know ASAP so we avoid a hole in the drill. Obviously, we want as many people that want to participate as possible but, in or out, just help us have the correct enrollment.
Enjoy the weekend and submit those SightreadingFactory tunes!
Take care, everyone!