When advance notice events take place (i.e., class field trips, special school-wide assemblies, personal appointments with doctors, dentists, etc., or shortened school days), the student or parent has full responsibility to contact the assigned Applied Lessons teacher a minimum of one day in advance in order for the absence to be considered excused. The instructor is not obligated to schedule make-up lessons for unexcused absences. No student is allowed more than one make-up lesson per semester under any circumstance. Some make-ups may be group lessons, theory classes, or performance classes. The final week of each semester serves as an opportunity to make-up excused absences.
Excused Absences In order for the lesson to be considered excused, prior notification concerning the absences must be made with the Applied Lessons teacher. Excused lessons are made up as the teacher’s schedule permits with the understanding that not all excused lessons may be able to be rescheduled. When a lesson will be missed due to illness, please give the teacher as much prior notification as possible.
Unexcused Absences All other absences from lessons are considered unexcused and no make-up lesson is scheduled. Please note that lessons missed due to personal or family vacations scheduled during the academic calendar year are unexcused absences.