Reply To: Missing performances
That’s a tough one. I think you have to take it on a case by case basis. It sounds like they didn’t plan ahead very well and got themselves in a pinch at the last minute. There are so many things that factor into this decision, is the child or the parent responsible? is it an economic hardship for the family? and so on. I’ve been in similar situations before and I empathize with you as the teacher. You also have to be careful not to set a precedent of it being acceptable to miss an event that the group has committed to.