Tomorrow we will start a new school year with two days of In-Service. The kids start on Thursday.
I have attached three documents to this post. The first are the actual notes from which I read on the first day of school. The second is a poem I read every year called TEN LITTLE CHOIR MEMBERS. The third is a NEW cellphone permission form. If you find them helpful, please use them.
I will distribute a syllabus for the two ensemble classes, an info sheet which will be completed by hand and then completed online via a Google Spreadsheet and the NEW cellphone permission form. It seems we now have a policy which prohibits teacher/student contact via cellphone or email unless we receive written permission from parents/guardians. We are also prohibited from contacting students, once permission is received, via personal email accounts. All correspondence is now to be done on school email addresses. What have we come to?
I have planned a retreat for my select A Cappella Choir for Friday night. Section Leaders will arrive at 4:30 to help plan activities (icebreakers) and the choir will arrive at 6p and leave at 11p with a pizza delivery at 9p. We will convene at the meeting hall of the local Senior Center who lends this room, complete with kitchen access, to us for free. It is close to school but not AT school!
I hope you have a smooth and anxiety-free start to your school year.