Don't forget to check the Syllabus page for additional information.
If you have specific questions, please contact me.
PowerSchool - When viewing your child's grades in PowerSchool, please make sure you login yourself to see the grades and do not rely on a PowerSchool screen printout provided by your child. Some of my Web Page programming students have discovered how to temporarily manipulate
the image on the screen, giving themselves higher grades and fewer absences. If they login and show you the screen, or print
out the temporarily altered screen image, you may be viewing incorrect information. This is not a problem unique to PowerSchool. Most web pages can be temporarily modified by a knowledgeable user.
Student Attendance - You can check your child's attendance at PowerSchool. On the attendance page you can see their attendance by class period.
Make-Up Work - It is the student’s responsibility to identify and make up any work missed due to absence.
Students should follow the instructions
on the Previous Days' Activities page to identify what was completed
or submitted in class during their absence. While absent or upon returning to class, the student should identify
the work to be made up by checking the web site. Then send me an e-mail that (1) identifies the date and day absent, (2) the
excuse (parent note, doctor's excuse, bereavement, or court), (3) the assignments that were missed, and (4) suggest a
time or plan to make up the work missed. If e-mail is unavailable, use the Comment Form
on the Contact Me page.
- It is unfortunate that I must address this topic, but academic dishonesty (aka cheating) is not permitted. I realize the
use of computers and the Internet increases the temptation, making it so easy for a student to submit work that is not their
own, but students must resist. Copying and pasting a paragraph you find on the Internet into your work (without giving a
proper citation) is cheating. Getting a copy of another student's work (say in a Word document) and changing the file
name, maybe replacing the other student's name with your name in the header, and then submitting that document as your
work is cheating. Even if you change a couple of words in the other student's document or the paragraph that you copy
from the Internet, making your version just slightly different from the original, it is still cheating. And just so it is
clear, the student who provides the document also is guilty of cheating. I understand it is difficult to say no when your
friend asks to cheat off your work, but you must say no. Believe me, a true friend will not ask you to cheat. Regardless
of any student's justification or excuses, cheating is wrong and will not be tolerated.
Also, during a quiz, test, or exam where you are expected to do your own work, if you have your phone (or other electronic
device) out in your hand or on your desk, that is considered cheating on the quiz, test, or exam and will not be tolerated.