Absences and Late Work
- Most homework assignments are unfinished class assignments. Long term projects may include weekends.
- Assignments are posted weekly on the class website, daily in class, and daily slides and reminders can be found on Google Classroom. Time is given each class period to record homework in student planners. Parents are encouraged to check planners nightly.
- Absences: Students have one day for every day they are absent to make up work. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the work missed from absences by checking the absent work files for handouts, Google Classroom for Slides, and checking in with Mrs. Sullivan before school or at break about anything else.
- If a student is present on the day the assignment was given, but absent on the due date, the student must adhere to the originally set due date, or upon his/her first day back to class.
- If absent on a test day, students have one week to make up test. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange time with Mrs. Sullivan for the makeup.
- If a student misses class due to an activity in another class (ex. Choir, band, etc.), assignments are still due on the due date, even if you’re not in class. Prior communication is key.
- Late work: If an assignment is turned in late, the MOST it can earn is 75%, if the assignment is complete and thoughtful. All late work should be turned in by the end of the unit.
- Technology is not always reliable. Remember that there are many resources on campus, including the library, available to students in case there are printer, computer, and/or internet issues at home.
- Special circumstances arise, such as a family emergencies. Extra time may be given if the teacher is notified within a reasonable time period.
Classroom Policies and Expectations
- Respect is essential for our classroom. Students should always respect themselves, each other, their classroom, and their teacher.
- Students should complete all assignments thoughtfully and on time. Consider all assignments writing assignments: use complete sentences and proper writing conventions unless otherwise advised.
- Academic integrity and honesty is essential. Copying or talking during tests/quizzes is never acceptable and can result in a zero. Students should complete their own assignments, never copying from another student, as this can also result in a zero. When using literature and resources in writing, students should always cite using MLA format. See planner for school plagiarism policy for more information.
- Students are encouraged to utilize technology and participate in the district's BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program; however, cell phones and other electronic devices should be turned off and put away until the teacher indicates students can use their devices during instruction for a particular lesson. Please see the district BYOD policy for more information.
- Water is always permitted during class. Other drinks and snacks should be consumed outside of the classroom to avoid distraction and classroom mess.