Read through these expectations very carefully. You will be held accountable for knowing my homework and assignment expectations.
Assignments are due when called for; otherwise, they are late. This includes assignments due at the beginning of class, by the end of class, or at the completion of a set amount of time in class.
Acceptance of Late Work
My classes will abide by the school handbook for late work. 10 points off each day late. After 5 days, the work will be accepted for a 50. A referral will be issued for all late work handed in after 6 school days.
Technology Problems Students will frequently be asked to complete assignments that require an internet connected device. Some assignments will require that the student print out his/her work and turn into the instructor as normal. Other assignments will require that students submit their work online. In either circumstance, a student’s technology problems will not exempt him or her from a deadline. Students are expected to start all assignments as soon as they are assigned and complete them with plenty of time before the deadline so that they may troubleshoot technology issues. Even a parental note about technology issues cannot exempt a student from a deadline. Students’ technology problems are theirs, not the instructor’s.
Academic Integrity QISS students are expected to act with honesty and integrity, and must respect the rights of others in carrying out all academic assignments. Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to the following: • Engaging in any form of academic deceit, such as fabricating data or information or falsifying documents (for example: o creating stories as an excuse for not meeting a deadline or completing an assignment, o manipulating electronic communication to support one’s assertions, o manipulating electronic files or medium to match one’s story, o supplying false documents to coincide with a non-existent event, and o falsely claiming technical difficulties prevented you from completing an online assignment); • Referring to materials or sources or uses devices (e.g., websites, audio recorders, camera phones, text messages, crib sheets, calculators, solution manuals, materials from previous classes, or commercial research services) not authorized by the instructor for use during the Academic Evaluation or assignment; • Possessing, reviewing, buying, selling, obtaining, or using, without appropriate authorization, any materials intended to be used for an Academic Evaluation or assignment in advance of its administration; • Acting as a substitute for another person in any Academic Evaluation or assignment; • Using a substitute in any Academic Evaluation or assignment; • Depending on the aid of others, including other students or tutors, in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment to the extent that the work is not representative of the student's abilities; • Providing inappropriate aid to another person in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment, including the unauthorized use of camera phones, text messages, photocopies, notes or other means to copy or photograph materials used or intended for Academic Evaluation; • Engaging in Plagiarism; • Using materials from the Internet or any other source without full and appropriate attribution; • Permitting his or her work to be submitted by another person in connection with any Academic Evaluation or assignment, without authorization; • Claiming credit for or submitting work done by another; • Attempting to influence or change any Academic Evaluation, assignment or academic record for reasons having no relevance to academic achievement.
Any violation of academic integrity will result in a zero with no opportunity to make it up. After the 1st instance of academic dishonesty, parents will be notified and an office referral for disciplinary action will be made.
As 21st century learners, students are expected to keep their digital property secure and private. The “I got hacked” excuse will not exempt students from consequences as a result of a violation of academic integrity. Similarly, students are responsible for keeping their paper work secure and private.
Missing Class Any student who misses class for any reason is expected to conference with or email his/her instructor in order to obtain his/her makeup work as soon as possible. If possible, the student should do this before an absence, but if not, the student is expected to contact the instructor the day he/she returns to school—not the next time he/she is in class, the day he/she returns to school.
Any assignment submitted online or any work a student has access to is expected to be completed on time regardless of whether or not he/he is in class. Instructors will only make exceptions if notified by a parent or guardian that a student is physically unable to complete the work. Bottom line: if you can do the work, you are expected to do the work.
Make-Up Work Anytime a student misses class, he/she must turn in any assignments due on that day the next day he/she is in class. Any new work assigned when the student was absent will be given the same amount of time to complete the assignment as was given to his/her classmates; however, if the student is absent from class on a day that falls in the middle of an assignment with an extended deadline, he/she will not be given any extensions.
When absent from class, a student must catch up to the calendar. The instructor cannot move the entire calendar up for a student who is absent.
Turning in Late or Make-Up Work It is the student’s responsibility to remember to submit late or make-up work. It is not the instructor’s responsibility to remind a student that he/she needs to turn in late or make-up work.
Making Up Exams and Quizzes When a student misses an exam or quiz due to an absence, he/she is expected to make up the assessment within 5 school days of returning to school. After this time, the student will be issued a 0 for the assessment with no alternative opportunities to make it up. If a student misses a class prior to an exam or quiz but is in school the day the assessment is scheduled on the calendar, the student must take the assessment. The only times exceptions may be made are when a student does not have access and could not have gotten access to materials vital to success on the exam or quiz.
Student Handbook For all policy matters not covered in this document, students should adhere to the policies outlined in the student handbook.