Make Up Work Requirements
Students who have excused absences must make-up their work within 3 days upon return from an absence. It is the student’s responsibility to get with his/her teachers to determine what work needs to be made-up. Tests may be made-up during extended homeroom, P.E., or another time as designated by the teacher. If your child is absent, he/she is still responsible for all missed work, so your assistance in reminding your student of the 3- day make-up requirement is appreciated. Please note that no make-up work is allowed for unexcused absences.
Gradebook Scores Definitions
Student’s graded score
This is the earned numeric grade on the assignment
This code is used for an exemption of an assignment.
This code is used when a student has an unexcused absence on the day the assignment was given. No make-up work is allowed. A ‘UN’ is calculated as a zero (0) in the student’s overall average.
A zero (0) in the gradebook is used only if a student earns a zero on an assignment or if the student did not submit the required make-up work on excused absence days.Students may be sent by their Teachers during Homeroomto the Make Up Test Center located in the LibraryHomework
Homework counts from 10%-20% of a student’s grade. Math teachers often have students begin a classroom assignment at 20% and then the homework assignment counts an additional 20%. Therefore, a daily work assignment that begins in class and is completed at home can count up to 40%. It is very important that students make-up missed homework assignments since their grades may be impacted. Math and other homework may be graded for accuracy.
Parents need to monitor grades in PowerSchool on a regular basis. Any questions regarding PowerSchool portal access (username and password) should be directed to office staff.
If a parent does not have home internet access, the Fairhope Public Library has pc availability/internet access. Parental concerns regarding grades should be directed to the classroom teacher.
Although parents are welcome to call teachers at school at 251-928-2573, it may be difficult to reach them because they are busy teaching. Because of this, we encourage parents to use email whenever possible. Teachers can arrange mutually convenient parent conferences when requested, either before/after school, or during their planning period.
Parents should discuss concerns about grades with the classroom teacher before contacting an Administrator.