News and Notes September 21-25, 2020
I want to thank our parents for their attendance and participation in our September Booster Meeting last week. We were able to pass our budget and make a few decisions that will position our group for a successful semester. It is really a joy and pleasure to work with all of you for the benefit of our students!
Students are getting more comfortable with recording and performing on both SmartMusic and FlipGrid. These tools are super important because it’s the only way I can give feedback this semester. Thanks to all of the folks who are consistent and participating! The Loara Band will continue to thrive because of people like you! We are very close to a few projects being due. 4th Period has Joshua due by Monday. This will give me the necessary 2 days to edit before the first assembly. 3rd, 4th and Color Guard all have projects due in the next two weeks that will be ready by the middle of October. I’m really looking forward to this process!
Meanwhile, 2nd period folks should continue to submit scale testing on SmartMusic and work their fundamentals on FlipGrid for feedback.
I have Dual Enrollment news. There was a major error in communication between two departments at Fullerton College. Students were supposed to have been able to repeat a course 3 times before moving to the next levels. This message wasn’t communicated to the dual enrollment office so some students have been removed from courses that they took last year. So, if you were in dual enrollment last spring, you were removed from the same course this fall. This has been fixed for the spring. There are also some students who ARE eligible for the class that have not finished registration. I’ll be communicating with those folks on Monday. There will be a zoom meeting 3pm on Monday to get you all caught up.
NO LIVE 0 PERIOD NEXT WEEK!!
Instead, students will need to complete their workout via PLT4M on MWF and submit their scores. This can be done any time of day. Students on my roster will have attendance taken this way, 9th graders on Mr. Wilson’s roster will need to check in with him each day on schoology, and your workouts will count towards your grade in 0 period marching band. This is a one week break only to give students the chance to familiarize themselves with PLT4M. We did a walk through in all classes on Friday. Students should also have an email from me with registration instructions. It’s very easy and the app can be downloaded onto any smartphone