A student is considered tardy if they are not present at the start of rehearsal. A student is considered absent from a rehearsal 30 minutes after the rehearsal was scheduled to begin. A parent/guardian must fill out the Absence Request Form below two weeks prior to any performance to be considered excused, and 24 hours (or more) in advance for any rehearsal.
Doctors notes should be emailed / hand-delivered to the corresponding director.
Excused Absences or Partial Absences will be granted for family emergency, illness, religious observance, college visit, CISD activity/sport event (not regular practice), or other extenuating circumstance.
Please note that student jobs, non-school sponsored activities, SAT and ACT test preparation, and drivers education courses will not be considered for an Excused Absence or Excused Partial Absence.
Unexcused absences/tardies can affect your grade, part assignment, and/or performance status. Ultimately, the directors have final say on determining whether an absence is Excused or Unexcused.
1. Requesting an Excused Absence
This is for students requesting to miss an entire rehearsal/event. A parent/guardian must fill out the form below.
2. Requesting an Excused Partial Absence (Tardy / Early Dismissal)
This is for students requesting to miss part of a rehearsal/event. A parent/guardian must fill out the form below.
3. Emergency Absence or Tardy
This is for students with an illness, emergency appointments, or a family emergency. A parent/guardian must fill out the form below.
Fill out the appropriate form for your absence request:
For example: If it is a Football Game, fill out a Marching Band Form even though you may be in color guard.
If a Wind Symphony band rehearsal, fill out that form even though you may be a percussionist.
Use the form that corresponds to the group.