Sub Procedures

Hello! Welcome to elementary school vocal music at Cloverbank Elementary School.

Here are all the details you need to know to start the day.

The day begins with Bus Duty at 9am at the Bus Doors. Please keep track of the buses coming in with the clipboard kept above the phone.

My schedule can be found on the file cabinet near my door or on the chalk board above my desk.

My plan book is on the writing desk, and my seating charts are in the binder next to the piano.

If you feel comfortable singing, dancing, and playing instruments, please follow the plans in the binder.

If you don’t feel comfortable singing, dancing, and playing instruments, don’t worry. I have some plans below that can be useful to music subs and non-music subs alike.

Non-Music Sub Plans by Grade Level

In case of a fire drill, please exit the room and turn right to exit outside to the grass beside the gym.

In case of a lockdown, please check the halls and allow any students in, lock the door, and go to the corner near the water fountain ensuring that no students can be seen through the window in the door.

If you are present on a chorus day and feel comfortable running chorus, the songs to be rehearsed are on the iPad in the room under the app ForScore. See the linked video to find the playlist.

If you don’t want to run chorus, please let them know in the office to make an announcement at the beginning of the day to cancel.

At the end of a day without chorus, bus duty is once again at the bus doors. Please keep track of the buses coming in and supervise student behavior.

You will find links to procedures and lessons all throughout my plan book and website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email. If I don’t get back to you immediately, Mr. Voto can help with music questions, Ms. Sommer (Library) or Mrs. Pawlak (Computer Lab) can help with technology questions as I have my room wired in a less-than-intuitive way.



Hello and thank you! 

Please be at the Bus doors at 9:05 for Bus Duty

These plans with clickable links will be shared through Frontline Absence Manager and at:

5th Grade at 9:30-10:15 (Mrs. Gross)

Start by playing the video:

They haven’t had music in WEEKS because of events and Fridays being off. Please start by playing the Valentines Game. It’s something they did in earlier grades. Please make sure everyone gets a turn. The Valentines Game

  • Students remain in their seats.
  • One seat is placed at the front of the class, facing away from the students.
  • A student is selected to sit in the seat and wear a blindfold.
  • The song is started on iTunes or At the bottom of this page
  • Students all sing along.
  • A student singing well (trying to follow the Good Singing Habits) is selected to place a Valentines Day Card under the front seat and ring the hotel bell.
  • The selected student then goes back to their seat.
  • The student in the front seat guesses who put it under their seat. 2 guesses or until the end of the jeopardy song
  • The selected student then sits in the chair and the student formally in the chair gets to select the next student to participate by handing them the valentine from beneath the chair.Game Repeats.
    Materials Needed:
    Blindfold, Valentines Day Card, Hotel Bell, Chair

Then,  please watch this:

It’s a video with Penn and Teller featuring the Musical Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Faletta.

3rd Grade at 10:18-11:03 (Mrs. Collin)

Same as above

4th Grade at 11:06-11:51 Plan

I’m sorry my classroom is a labyrinth of technology, passwords, audio receivers, etc. Please text with any questions. 716-867-5761. 

Thank you so much!

-Scott Panfil