I was just wondering if anyone had an attendance policy they would like to share. I know we all try to teach responsibility, but I have been having a problem with kids being absent. Sickness is fine, but more often than not it's "My mom scheduled an appointment for such and such." My rehearsals are 3 days a week, 3 hours a day. I purposely schedule them so they can do other things on the off days. I have told them that and the parents that. However, on their audition sheets, they put "no known conflicts" or something similar. Plus, if they are absent, even for a reason like sickness, they don't email me until either 5 minutes before rehearsal or not at all. I have tried to set up plans in place, but there's nothing that I have liked. I don't do understudies or double casting because I am not a fan of that, honestly.I would love to see what any of you all do, and how it's handled by your parents, etc. I have a limited window between casting and rehearsals, and I typically have about 40 kids in my program.