First, just a reminder that the class fee is due Friday, July 17th. The clothing fee deadline has been postponed until July 24th. The online Marching Tigers Attire order form may be found online at rchsbands.net.
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic still looms large over schools. To best ensure the safety of our students and staff, I created the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan for the Marching Tigers that complies with the standards set by the Illinois School Board of Education, the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Illinois High School Association, the Illinois Public Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan for the Marching Tigers is a 12-page document that may be found at https://www.rchsbands.net/covid-19-risk-mitigation-plan.html.
When factoring in that the marching band will only rehearse outside, has built in social distancing into the drill, has segmented the band into four groups that maintain 30’ spacing from each other, and a multitude of other risk mitigation procedures, it is very likely that students participating in the RCHS Marching Tigers actually have a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 than nearly any other class offered at RCHS. When you have a moment, we encourage that you to review the COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plan at https://www.rchsbands.net/covid-19-risk-mitigation-plan.html.
Students, our first meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 24th between 9 am and 1 pm. We will meet in groups of nine students or less between 9am and 1pm. You will find your report time at https://www.rchsbands.net/2020-season-information.html. Please wear a mask to the meeting. You will also need a copy of your insurance card, and your cell phone.
VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS: Please contact me should your son or daughter have issues that may compromise his or her health. There is flexibility on when and how a student may participate in the marching band.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (618) 393-2191 ext. 3137. At this time, email is the best way to contact me.
Thank you for your time.