2. Talk to your admin, see if they will let you count them tardy earlier. Keep a roster on your stand (or have an assistant keep up with it), and note each tardy. Send a letter home after their third tardy. Have parents sign it. If they don't bring it back, call the parents.
3. Bond with your juniors. Talk to them, let them know your goals for the program. Ask for their input, what would they like to see for their senior year. Talk to them one on one, or in small groups. They will be very important next year.
4. Performances - I have a playing or writing assignment they can choose from. I will not accept last minute notice without a parent note or phone call. They have 2 days to make up the assignment.
Rehearsals - They have to make up the missed time in a practice room or in the band hall...whether they are sick or not.