Homeworkour our home"When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner.People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finishyour homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'"- Thomas FriedmanHomework is given as a way to practice what was taught and many times to prepare us for the next day's activities. It is not given every day, but it is very important that it is done and done well when it is given. Homework must be neat and legible. It must having a heading containing your name, your class period, and the date. Homework assignments will be written on the homework board in the front of the classroom. You are responsible for recording it in your agenda.Homework handed in after the due date will be accepted for half credit, considering that the assignment is complete.Student AbsenceRegular school attendance is very important. If you are absent, you will need to make up any work you miss. When you return, you need to check the handout folders and the Past Homework Assignments posters on the side board for handouts, assignments, quizzes or tests that you missed. Being absent may require staying for AIM. This is all your responsibility. Work will have to be made up as quickly as possible. For a one-day absence, this means by the next day. For longer absences, we will discuss a due date.For lengthy absences, please contact the guidance office and request that work be gathered. Remember to pick it up or have a student friend or sibling bring it home. It is your responsibility to complete any missed assignments and to give them to the teacher in a timely fashion.If you have a music lesson, it is your responsibility to see the teacher before the lesson to get the work you will miss.AIMExtra help or a place to study is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:35 to 4 p.m. Signing up ahead of time on the AIM sheet on my front counter is helpful but not necessary. Only students who would like help or a quiet place to work may stay. A student may be asked to stay if I believe the student needs extra help with the material we are learning, or if the student has missed a class and the lesson is not easily made up on his own. This extra time can be very helpful -- make good use of it. I always sign a student's agenda as evidence that he has stayed.
Last Modified on January 24, 2016