I understand that I must perform at all 6th grade orchestra concerts in order to attend the spring trip or make-up an excused absence with an assignment. Examples of excused absences are death in the family, medical emergency or illness, or religious holidays. In the event of a conflict, the student has the responsibility of submitting a signed note, email, or phone call from a parent to the appropriate teacher stating the reason for the conflict. Notes that have not been submitted two weeks prior to the orchestra event may not be considered. This note does not automatically excuse an absence. Each case is considered individually and privately according to its circumstances.