Absence Requests and Policy
An absence may be excused if the student has completed and submitted a CKYO Absence Request (below) no fewer than two (2) weeks in advance of the expected absence. Excused Absences may be granted for academic, musical, medical, or family reasons. If CKYO has not been notified in advance the absence will be considered unexcused. Absences resulting from student illness (which cannot be predicted two weeks in advance) will be considered excused if the CKYO Office is provided with an explanation the following business day either by phone, email or completing the form below.
Arriving late to rehearsal will count as a one-half absence. Returning late from a rehearsal break or leaving early from rehearsal also counts as a one-half absence. If a student is dismissed from a rehearsal for disorderly conduct, the student will be recorded as absent for that rehearsal.
If a student has more than 2.5 absences for a concert cycle, or if he or she has 1 or more unexcused absences, he or she must play an audition for the music director in order to be allowed to play the concert. The audition will be scheduled at the convenience of the music director and he or she may choose to hear any music from the current concert cycle.
Dress Rehearsals and Performances
An absence at a dress rehearsal may result in a student being asked not to perform in the concert. An unexcused absence at a dress rehearsal may result in being dismissed from CKYO.
An unexcused absence at a concert may result in being dismissed from CKYO.