If a student is absent (excused) for only one class meeting, then upon return, the student is expected to submit any work that was due during the absence.  If a test or exam was missed, the student is expected to take the test or exam on the day of return.  If a student misses two or more consecutive class meetings, then the student should talk to the instructor on the day of return to devise a plan to catch up.  For planned absences (e.g., college visits, conference attendance, etc.), the student should discuss the plan with the instructor in advance.  Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence.  For any unexcused absence, homework will not be accepted late and test or exam grades will be lowered by 10 points per day (counted from the scheduled test/exam date until the day the test/exam is taken).

Otherwise, late homework will be penalized as follows: 

        Late on due date -- 10% off
Next school day -- 25% off
Two school days after due date -- 50% off
Three or more school days after due date -- 100% off

You are expected to be in class on time; this is especially important because the structured portion of this class is short.   Please try to be a couple of minutes early and be settled-in so the entire 20 minutes can be used productively.  During each 6-week period, your first tardy will be excused; for each additional tardy, 1/2 point will be deducted from your overall semester average.

Honor Code: 

Students are required to pledge all work that they turn in for a grade.  Please refer to the CVGS Student Handbook for complete requirements.