We have found that students wait until the very last minute to check with their coach (football or spirit squad) or director (band). This generally works in favor of the coach or director.
We recommend that students who are involved in Friday night activities discuss the situation with the coach or director as soon as possible. Coaches or Directors MAY be able to work around a single absence during the season—but ONLY if they see the value in that student missing the game.
The coursework is laid out in such a manner that each subsequent section builds on the prior sections. Missing Friday night means the student misses as many as 6-7 activities. It will be hard for them to catch up.