The Policy TextPosted by Robert Sterner at 8/28/2008 11:00:00 AM
English Department Late Work Policy:
v Late MINOR assignments, such as homework, etc., will receive a zero (0) point value.
v Late MAJOR assignments, such as projects, essays, etc., may be turned in by the end of the next SCHOOL day for credit beginning at 50% of the original point value; after that, the assignment will be worth zero (0) points.
v Late assignments include, but are not limited to:
o work not with you in class at the time it is due,
o not having an essay/project printed and ready to turn in at the time it is due,
o having an incorrect assignment (not the work that was assigned),
v Having an assignment that does not follow written and/or verbal instructions, may receive, at the discretion of the teacher, only partial credit or may result in zero (0) credit.
v Notes from your parents excusing you for late or incorrect work will not be accepted; the policy stated above will be followed.
English Department Make-Up Policy:
v ONLY MISSED WORK FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES MAY BE MADE UP!
v It is your responsibility to see your teacher for any work/handouts you may have missed due to an absence.
v You have as many days as you were absent to make arrangements to make up tests, which may be different from the original test given. After the allowed number of days have passed without your making up your work, its score will convert to a zero (0) point value.
v Any homework due on the date of your absence and any quizzes missed must be turned in or made up on the day you return to school (be sure that you have made arrangements with your parents for this before you return to school).
v A homework assignment given the day you are out should be made up by the day following your return.
v A Reading Check, no matter what the point value, will be expected to be made up on the day of your return, as its purpose is to determine if you completed the assigned reading.
v You must get any class notes from a peer in your class.
v Any assignments sent home during your absence through parent or your own request or given prior to a trip (through a trip form or verbal instructions) are due upon the day you return, or will receive a zero (0) point value, unless another specific due date is given to you by your teacher. In other words, if an assignment is given to you in any form during an illness or before a trip or other excused absence, the assignment is due the day you return to school.
v ASSIGNMENTS/WORK MISSED DUE TO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES MAY NOT BE MADE UP AND WILL BE ASSIGNED A ZERO (0) POINT VALUE.
Early Dismissals, Late Arrivals, Field Trips, and Extra-Curricular Dismissals:
v If you miss class due to being out of school for any portion of the day, including an early dismissal (an appointment, an extra-curricular activity, or illness), a late arrival for any reason, or any sort of field trip, you must see your teacher with any assignment, major or minor, that is due on that particular day.
v Additionally, you must secure any assignments that are due for the following day.
v In other words, if you are in the building for any portion of the day at all, you MUST see your teacher with work due and get any additional assignments.
v FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS POLICY WILL RESULT IN THE LATE WORK POLICY BEING ENFORCED FOR ANY MISSED/LATE ASSIGNMENTS!