Newsletter – week of 8/31/20

Marching Band Information Meeting

Thursday, September 3 at 7:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82123792495?pwd=MVEvMTgvbTZCaU9DTmErL05OclpaZz09

Meeting ID: 821 2379 2495

Passcode: safety

This meeting will address safety protocols, expectations and procedures for all students attending rehearsal on Tuesday, September 8th. If you cannot make it on Thursday night, we will share a recording of the meeting and a recap of items discussed so you are informed before returning to campus.

All students who opted-in to Marching Band are expected to attend in-person Marching Band rehearsals starting September 8.

Marching Band rehearsals will be held Tuesday/Thursday/Friday from 7am-8:15am at LHHS. Students will then be dismissed to return home for Virtual classes.

GO LHHS Percussion!

Check out this great article of the virtual LHHS Drumline in the Lake Highlands Advocate:

https://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2020/08/wildcat-drumline-releases-video/?fbclid=IwAR2T1Ipuim9kREOZy5CSo2xaDL7kNTTrr83kY1fWuuLND1nmCwEQPUBLMFM

Virtual Class Procedures

As students begin Virtual Private Lessons during Band classes, they have been asked to FIRST sign-in to their Band Class Zoom to notify their director that they’re attending their lesson.

Please make sure your student is staying current with assignments in Google Classroom. Advisory period is a great opportunity to catch up on work that is currently unfinished. Eligibility still applies to the 2020 Marching Band!

We have asked that students have video on whenever possible, and have space to sit correctly while playing their instrument.

We know that virtual school has its own unique challenges, so email your director if there are any issues!

REMINDER: Physicals for Marching Band

Due to COVID-19, requirements for physicals this year are slightly different than last year. Please read the information below carefully for what is needed from each student based on their status during the 2019-20 school year.

Students that were enrolled in Band/Color Guard at LHHS during the 2019-20 school year and any incoming freshman who had a physical on file at their JH campus last year DO NOT need to have a new physical completed. You ONLY need to submit the Medical History form prior to September 8th.

SUBMIT YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY FORM here: https://forms.gle/2fvjCzhGoqhpSYr17

Incoming freshmen and NEW members that were not enrolled in Band/Color guard at LHHS during the 2019-20 school year must submit a completed physical UNLESS they had a physical on file at their JH campus that was completed between May 2019 and now.

Students that have not turned in a completed physical form signed by a physician prior to the start of our season (they must have been cleared for participation by the physician as well) will not be able to participate in any band/guard activities until it is completed (passed) and turned in.

  • Physicals may be completed in a number of different ways – it’s totally up to each family! Here are the options you have for completing your son/daughter’s physical…Schedule an appointment with your family physician – cost determined by your insurance/physician.
  • Schedule an appointment at an urgent care clinic – cost determined by your insurance/physician.
  • CareNow is currently offering discounted $20 physicals!

If getting a physical, you will need to take a copy of the attached UIL Medical History and Pre-participation Physical Examination forms (2 pages – link is below) with them to be completed by the physician at their physical examination.

Link to UIL physical form: https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/forms/PrePhysFormRvsd4_24_20.pdf

SUBMIT your Medical History Form and/or Physical form HERE: https://forms.gle/2fvjCzhGoqhpSYr17

The Google form requires you to sign-in with a Google account in order to upload a document. If you do not have a Google account, either sign-in with your student’s g.risd.org account or email your file directly to Ms. Jones (sarah.jones@risd.org). If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Jones!Click HERE to help the Wildcat Band supply LHHS Teachers with treats this week – desperately seeking Bananas!

LHABC.org Updates

Band Calendar: https://lhabc.org/calendar/

*Latest updates include Marching Band rehearsals and Football Games!

Learn about our awesome HS/JH Band Directors: https://lhabc.org/directors/

Upcoming IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, 9/3: Marching Band meeting on Zoom

Friday, 9/4: Staff Development – NO SCHOOL!Tuesday, 9/8: FIRST Marching Band Rehearsal – 7am

Monday, 9/21: Face-to-Face HS students return to LH full-time!

Thursday, 9/24: Football vs. Mesquite Poteet @ Wildcat-Ram Stadium – 7pm