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Re: Beginning and MS Numbers
61 beginners (only 46 of them 6th graders) for next year, and we are a 3C band. Choice slips were due after spring break. And, while they were encouraged to complete them online, many of the families on our side of the district don't have that ability at home. They might have a smartphone, but the form was designed to make it impossible to submit your choice slip on it. So, I really don't know if that is actual intended numbers or just a fluke because so many kids couldn't/didn't turn in their forms. We also were hampered by administration on how much I person recruiting I could do: one elective fair with all electives present and no performances or visits to the elementary campuses. We did do mail-outs like crazy until we closed down. It's frustrating.
My retention is right at 80%, but we had two very small classes the past two years so we are struggling to fill three bands.