What I do is accept it as a reasonable excused reason for missing. While it is disappointing that they have waited for so long to let you know, and what was the kiddo doing during band class while you were preparing for the concert, I think that assigning the student a separate thing to do to make up for a missing concert is a negative, and I do not want to give anyone the impression that I am negatively judging someones religious beliefs.
It is a tough one. I check with the secretary as I begin planning for the concert, usually they know that kid of stuff, and then when I am preparing the program I will check with individual home room teachers. It probably not a good idea to openly discuss during class because the young-in's will not understand the conversation.
: Good Morning.
: I work in a predominantly
: Catholic/Baptist/Methodist part of Texas,
: and have been here 10 years. I have had 0
: experience dealing with students that are
: Jehovah's Witness, but yesterday had a
: parent contact me about our Christmas
: It turns out that their family are JW, and
: they don't want their child to participate
: in the Christmas Concert. My question is,
: what do y'all use for alternative
: assignments? The concert is in 3 days, and
: they just decided to share this info with
: I've never had to do this before, so I'm at
: a total loss. Thanks in advance!