Ms. Duncan's Make Up Work Policy
According to CMS rules, students are allowed up to 5 school days to make up any work missed due to an absence. If a student misses a quiz or a test, he or she is responsible to go to the front of the class room where the "make up work" folders are, look up what he or she missed, and then sign up for a time to take the quiz or test. It is the student's responsibility to come to school and make up their work at the time they agreed to.
If a student fails to make up his or her work in that 5 day period, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for the assignment. A grade of zero on a test can have a significant impact on a student's grade. Therefore, it is wise to find out what assignments you missed immediately upon returning to school after an absence. (You should find out what you missed the day you return to school, even if it is not the day that you have Chemistry class.)
If a student is absent the day that a test is taken, they should be prepared to make it up the very next time they are in Chemistry class. Please be advised that the tests given to students who were absent will cover the same material, but will not be the same as the test given on the original test day. Giving absent students the same test is not fair to all of the students who were present on the day of the test.
Homework assignments are almost always checked for completion. They are usually checked while the students work on their "questions of the day" warm up. If a student does not have the homework assignment at that time, he or she receives a zero. The class will always go over any homework after it is checked for completion. Therefore, there is not a chance to "make up" any homework assignments that are checked for completion. Please be aware of this, and make sure you always do your homework before class.
Labs will be due usually two classes after the experiment is performed. This gives the students plenty of time to ask questions if needed. They also have a chance to think about interpreting the data they collected. Be sure to turn in your lab on the day it is due - late work is NOT accepted.