What is your policy on recovery?
Recovery: Any student with an average of 70 or below by two weeks before the end of the 6 or 12 week grading period may be eligible for a recovery plan designed to provide an additional opportunity for mastery of the course objectives. It is the student�s responsibility to request a recovery plan from the instructor. The components of recovery are listed below:1. All assigned work must be completed in order for a student to be eligible for recovery (i.e. no zeros in the grade book).2. Students should make an appointment to request recovery by completing and submitting a �Request for Recovery� form to the teacher within three days of learning of the 70 or below grade.3. The nature of the recovery assignment is to be determined by the teacher and may consist of a test, research project, report, etc. designed to show the student�s mastery of the course objectives.4. The highest grade that can be earned on the recovery assignment is a 70. This grade will be used to replace the lowest test grade the student has earned to date. 5. Recovery work must be completed in the time period designated by the teacher. 6. No recovery assignments will be made during the last two weeks of the semester.Back to Top
What is your policy on Make-up work?
Make-up Work:It is each student�s responsibility to make up any missed work due to absenteeism. A list of assignments will be given to each student on the monthly calendar. Students who bring a valid excuse are allowed the same number of days to complete the make-up work, as he or she is absent. For example, a student with an excuse is absent for two days, he or she has two days to complete the make-up work. Students with unexcused absences can make up the work within the same timelines, but will receive a grade of no higher than 75. Refer to student handbook for a list of excused absences.Back to Top
What is your policy on late work?
Late work:Students should make every effort to pass work in on time. Late essays, projects, or homework is unacceptable; THEREFORE, I do not accept any late assignments.Other late assignments: Late assignments for reasons other than absenteeism are harmful to your grade. Back to Top
What is your Cheating and Plagiarism Policy?
Cheating and Plagiarism Policy:HONOR CODEThe Westlake High School Honor Code is in effect at all times. Cheating will not be tolerated!Cheating is defined as giving or receiving information in any form that is related to a gradable experience including the use of sources of information other than those specifically approved by the teacher either during or outside of class. Students are required to sign honor pledges as applicable for major tests, projects, and/or papers.Examples of Cheating include, but are not limited to:� Plagiarism � using words or ideas from a published source without proper documentation; using the work of another student (e.g. copying another student�s homework, composition, or project); using excessive editing suggestions of another student, teacher, parent or paid editor.� Looking on someone else�s paper during a test or quiz.� Cheat sheets of any kind.� Knowingly accepting or giving information concerning the contents of a test or quiz.� Changing the appearance of computer printouts.� Allowing another student to complete WebAssign or other web-based activities using your name and login information.Students guilty of cheating will receive a grade of �0� on the assignment or test. The assignment may not be made up (students having zeros are not eligible for recovery). Violations may be considered by faculty in making future recommendations. Memberships in honor clubs will be jeopardized. Students receiving an Honor Code violation may be assigned to serve two (2) days of extended detention for the first offense.Back to Top
When is your website updated?
Website: My website is updated daily and provides the student and parent with a description of what happened that day, with a log of past assignments, and with electronic copies of most documents given out in class. This is the best way to find out what you missed if you are absent from school.Back to Top
What is your disipline policy?
� First Offense: Warning � Second Offense: Parental contact� Third Offense: If you continue to violate classroom or school rules, I will request a conference with your parents and you.� Fourth Offense: The fourth violation will result in an office referral. An administrator will then handle the disciplinary process, which may result in after school detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension based on Alpharetta�s discipline guidelines. **Certain offenses may result in an immediate office referral.**Back to Top
What is your policy on cell phones?
Upon arriving on campus, students must turn off their phone as well as securing it in an unseen place. The cell phone should remain concealed and off until the dismissal of school. Telephone messages are delivered to students only in emergency situations and can only be accepted from a parent/guardian. Telephones located in school offices are business phones and are not available for student use; however for student emergencies, there is phone located in the main office. Students who need to call home should obtain a pass and report to the Attendance Office.Parents your child is at school! Under no circumstance will I allow your child to receive or make phone calls during instructional time. If it is an emergency please contact the front office. **If I hear or see a cell phone, I will take up the phone and turn it into the front office. It will then be the parent's responsibility to retrieve the confiscated cellular phone from the front office.Back to Top