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I was recently asked about how I handle student absences and make-up work. As a band director, generally an absence simply means they missed out on a rehearsal and we don’t have a lot of make-up work to assign. This gives me limited experience dealing with the issue. I am confident that most of the readers of this blog have far more experience in this realm. So it got me thinking, and I want to throw some questions out you you.
- How do you handle make-up work for students?
- What steps do you take for students with excessive absences?
- What criteria do you use to determine any exceptions to this policy, if any?
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