Absences: Attendance and participation is crucial to success and your grade--you need to be in class to succeed. After 21 total absences (excused or unexcused), you fail the course.
Unexcused absences (AWOL) result in a "0" for the day with no opportunity to make up work, including quizzes and tests. After 5 AWOLs you fail the course. AWOLs must be cleared within 10 days.
Excused absences: It is your responsibility to check the syllabus if you are absent. Homework is due the day you get back from an excused absence, unless you have an authorized note indicating work could not be done for a legitimate reason. If you miss a quiz or exam due to an excused absence, you are required to take an alternate exam on the day you return.
Tardiness: If you establish a pattern of tardiness, you will be given a detention for each day yu are late. Frequent tardiness will result in a decrease in your citizenship grade. You must bring a note from a teacher (or other staff) to excuse a tardy. You will not be given extra time to complete work in class when you arrive late.
Class departures (bathroom, nurse): YOU MUST BE PRESENT DURING THE FIRST AND LAST 10 MINUTES OF CLASS--leaving during that time is considered a tardy and results in detention. Excessive departures will also result in a decreased Citizenship grade. Don't leave class for water--bring a reusable water bottle to class.