Students Leaving in Mass
Posted by Discouraged on 7/28/2020, 9:12 am
I am so discouraged right now. I have had numerous parent e-mails or forwarded e-mails from the counselor about our students dropping band due to safety concerns. So many students are now choosing to homeschool or get out of a class where students are blowing air all period. I know this isn't just a problem in my district. |
I've already spoken with my principal about getting bell coverings for every student, and she seems very positive that we can make it happen. But what other suggestions do you have to prevent this mass exodus?? We used to be able to use a trip and fun activities to create buy in for our middle school band students, and now we can't even do that. I honestly don't blame the parents for being concerned, but it breaks my heart that these top band kids are suddenly not taking band. Our middle school program was booming before Covid hit, and now it terrifies me how many students we are losing forever. Maybe there is no solution. But I needed to vent.