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Dee!ng High School Student Contract Core Values Commitment Cooperation Production Commitment refers to your priorities. We expect you to be at assigned rehearsals and/or builds with all necessary tools, clothing and equipment. It’s your dedication that makes a successful production. The commitment of all parties will ensure success. Cooperation refers to team work.We expect you to follow directions, work well with others and be a positive member of the team. Your comments, gestures and actions have affects on other members of the production. Throughout various productions and performances, we assign students to work as team leaders, assistant directors, chiefs and more. We expect your full corporation with these students in assigned leadership roles. Production refers to your responsibilities as a member of the show. We expect you to meet deadlines for completion of sets, properties, designs, and be ready for rehearsals and remember from one rehearsal to the next any directions given to you. Bring a pencil and small notebook to rehearsals to track your notes! EXPECTATIONS: Every member of the tech crew must keep up their homework and maintain passing grades. Teachers will be given a list of members and will let us know if any of you are missing excessive assignments and/or failing their class. If you are failing classes, it is your obligation to meet with teachers and Mr. Kennedy to develop an action plan to get caught up. Participation in Tech is not a reason to miss academic commitment. Please go over the schedule carefully. Before signing this contract, you need to be sure that you can commit to the build times assigned to you. Please note that some Saturdays will be required. If there are any conflicts, you must notify Mr. Kennedy or Ms. Harris immediately. Each member will encouraged to purchase a performance T-shirt for a nominal fee of $10. (Price may change based upon the number of orders) The shirts will be worn to school on the day our show opens. “Three Strikes” Policy: Should any member of the team not meet the expectations outlined above, he/she will be given a strike. Strikes will be given by Mr. Kennedy (Technical Director), Mrs. Green (Musical Director), Mrs. Labbe or alternate Choreographer and Ms. Harris (Director). Strikes may be given for the following reasons: not showing up to rehearsal without communicating with staff members prior to the absence, disrupting a rehearsal, failure to make progress with role (line, blocking or notes), disrespect to any staff member or student, mistreating fellow team members, any inappropriate behavior including frequent appearances at detention, use of profanity, use of unauthorized electronics during rehearsals and shows, suspension from a Portland Public School, violation of the rules outlined in the D.H.S. student Handbook. Also, the directors may issue strikes to cast and tech team members that cast a negative image of deering drama. This image can include and may not be limited to: excess verbal complaints, slander, deprivation of the club’s image, the spreading of rumors or false facts via verbal discourse, or electronic devices such as text messaging, emails, blogs, comment boards and social networks. Actions that serve to change the course of participation by various members and result in creating controversy will not be tolerated. These actions may include and not be limited to: boycotts, walk-outs, refusal to follow directions, encouragement of any member not to participate in Drama Club through any means including absences, threatening, bullying, planning of conflicting events of Drama Club events with intent to attract Drama Club Members, through any means including and not limited to electronica, audio, messaging and demonstration. The intent of this clause is to ensure students who join Deering Drama, do so to produce legal productions with as many students engaged as possible. Strikes may not be given solely by crew chiefs, assistant directors, parent volunteers, managers, or students in leadership roles. In the case of production member fails to follow the direction of a student in an assigned role, production directors may assign the strike after review of the infraction with both parties; the student who commits the infraction and the chief, assistant director or manager. Strikes are assigned by directors only. There is no debate regarding the assigning of strikes. In the case of a student receiving a third strike, all directors will meet and discuss the assignment of the third strike. Only when directors are in agreement, will a student receive three strikes. Removal & Expulsion from Drama When a member receives three strikes, he/she WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TEAM, CREW AND PRODUCTION. We do not anticipate this happening; however, this policy will be enforced. Drama Club is a privilege, not a right. In the case of a Drama Club participant receives three strikes and is removed from the club, they will be allowed to return to Drama Club events, seven days after the completion of said participants production. The definition of completion is: “The last day in which an event is schedules regarding a production including: rehearsals, builds, productions, run-throughs, fund raisers, strikes, and cast parties.” Seven days from the completion of said events, the club member may request to be reinstated as an active member. This request must be made in writing to both directors. We want all who desire to participate, but we will not allow anyone to jeopardize the production and hard work of their peers. The goal of our club is to create professional quality productions, while incorporating all students who wish to be a part of the production, no matter who much or little the assist. The directors feel everyone can help and any help makes a difference for us all. Transportation It is important to remember that students need to arrange for their own transportation. Students are to be picked up promptly at the close of rehearsal. Students will be exiting from the front North end of the building, they will not be allowed back into the auditorium or P.A.R. (Performing Arts Room 225) after the conclusion of each build/rehearsal. The main door of the building is open every day after school. Please use this entrance to pick up your child. Cast Requirements: Cast members have enormous responsibility in the development and production of our performances. They must dedicate copious amounts of time to rehearsals, memorization, and adjustments for successful productions. If you are not committed to this level of dedication, please do not accept a role as a cast member. Lines Cast members are first required to memorize lines needed for productive rehearsals. It is cast members responsibility to have these lines and changes committed to memory by due dates. Blocking Cast members are required to learn blocking. Blocking is critical in choreographing the movements on the stage and/or set pieces. Blocking will change as the production develops. It is the cast members responsibility to note and track changes. Notes Notes are critical. It is during notes that critical changes will be discussed. It is cast members responsibility to write down notes about their performance, changes in script, blocking and scene or act changes. It is the responsibility of the cast member to commit these written notes to memory. Cast Tools: Cast members have tools and supplies needed for rehearsals. These tools include and are not limited to: • Water (water bottle or container, no sugar beverages) • Kleenex or Tissue paper • Towel (Hand or Bath for perspiration) • Note Pad & Pen or Pencil (Taking notes on block, cues, and acting) • Script (Your copy of the script, lines or notes) • Snacks & Meals (Some rehearsals will run late. We do not provide food) • Bag or Pack (to contain all your things) • Hose, Stockings & Tights (If you role requires these items) • Deodorant (We do not suggest sharing) • Personal Hygiene Items (Varies. Please bring what you need) Tech Crew Member Tools: It is expected that each Tech Team Member furnish his/her clothing. Power tools and hand tools will be provided. Techies are expected to bring the following to each rehearsal: Clothing: • Black Pants • Black Shoes • Black Socks • Black Long-sleeved Shirt ***All black clothing will have no labels, insignia or colors. If so, Crew Members are required to attach black stage tape or electrical tape over all exposed colors that are not black. This is a mandate for all those crew members who wish to work back stage during the performance. Safety: Please note, although we take many precautions, working with building materials can be dangerous. Splinters, wire, hot glue, chemicals, power tools and hand tools can cause serious injury. It is DHS Drama Club policy that all student wear proper safety gear and use guards, gloves and shields when working with hand and power tools. Due to the complexity of each build, we cannot assure protection. Mrs. Harris and Mr. Kennedy are trained with the First Responder Team at Deering High School. We have access to medical equipment in the unlikely event that a child becomes injured. Your contact information at the bottom of this page will be saved in the event that your child is injured or hurt. We don’t anticipate any injuries, but accidents do happen and we want to be able to contact you immediately in that unfortunate event. PLEASE-- Keep the contract for your reference. Sign* the contract sheet and return to Mr. Kennedy or Ms. Harris before the commencement of our production/production year. * Failure to submit a signed contract may lead to termination from the Deering Drama Club. Failure to submit a signed contract is a refusal to follow directions of the club directors and staff. Failure to follow direction is not safe for students and club members. I, Student Name _________________________________________, have read and understand print student name the Drama Club member contract as stated above. By signing this contract, I understand that I am committing to the production of ______write in current production_____ and I am agreeing : to be a dedicated, positive and proactive member of the team. Signed __________________________________ Duty __________________________________ : ___________________________________________,have read and understand the I, :: print parent name Drama Club member contract as stated on the previous pages. By signing this contract, I understand that I am giving permission for my child to be a member of the DHS Drama Club. I understand that my child might operate power tools, hand tools, use paint, chemicals (makeup, fog fluid, etc) and climb on ladders, scaffolding or stage props and I am aware this can be dangerous. I will not hold Deering Drama Club, Deering High School or Portland Public Schools libel for injury in the result of an accident or set piece, property or tool malfunction. I do reserve the right to revoke permission and remove my son or daughter at any time. I guarantee that if I should revoke said permission, I will inform: Michael Kennedy (Technical Director), Kathleen Harris (Theatrical Director), Deering High School Athletic Coordinator and the Deering High School Principal in writing (print media, not email or by phone). I understand that my student will need to stay after school or participate on weekends for rehearsals and will need to arrange his/her own transportation. I assure Deering Drama that I will provide transportation to and from school, rehearsal locations and building locations in the event the location is moved. I will not hold Deering Drama, Deering High School or Portland Public Schools libel for allowing my son or daughter to find alternate transportation to or from rehearsals, productions or competitions. I will also contact directors in writing if there are Health Concerns that may affect my child’s safety. This disclosure will also outline contingencies. Drama Club Directors and members are not at liberty to administer medications or medical aid beyond first response measures. Directors are First Responder trained, but are not certified medical staff. Signed____________________________________________ : Contact Phone____________________________________________ E-mail address ____________________________________________ not mandatory-but helpful Please indicate the following areas you (Parent) would consider assisting with: Costumes (Sewing, Cutting) Program Distribution (performances) Fundraising (Sales) Cast Party (Hosting) Ticket Booth (Operation) Make-up/Hair Advertising (Flyer Distribution) Tech Work (Building, Painting) Questions? E-mail Mr. Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Harris email@example.com CONTRACT MUST BE RETURNED Failure to return this contract may result in loss of club participation.
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