English Department Guidelines and Expectations:

• All work missed due to absences must be made up in a timely fashion; any tests and assignments not made up within a week from returning to school will be counted as zeroes. Tests must be made up after school or during the student’s lunch, not during class time.

• Late work will be accepted up to one day past its due date, depending on the assignment, but it will be assessed one full grade below its original value.

• Any evidence of cheating and/or plagiarism for any assignment will result in a zero for the work—this includes the grade of a student who has allowed another student to copy his or her work. Parents/guardians will be notified of cheating and/or plagiarism.

• Correct MLA format is expected to be used for any and all documentation.

• Teachers may allow students to email work to show evidence of completion of an assignment; however, a hard copy of the assignment must be turned in to receive credit; teachers are not to be expected to print copies from the email and until a hard copy is presented, the work will not receive a grade.

• All essays and research papers are expected to be typed using 12-font, Times New Roman, unless specific arrangements have been made with the teacher ahead of time. Passes to the library or use of a computer lab may be granted provided the student does not request this the day the assignment is due.

• No flashdrives or CDs will be accepted as replacement for work, unless otherwise specified by teacher, a printed copy of the assignment is all that will be accepted on the due date. Late submissions due to technological problems (i.e. no ink in printer, no paper, computer crashing, etc.) will be NOT accepted on the date an assignment is due.

• All students are expected to come to class prepared to work; this includes having the appropriate notebook and writing instruments.

• The correct heading is expected on all papers turned in (missing information will result in a paper not receiving a grade)-please see the proper heading information provided.

• There is no sleeping or doing other assignments in English class; the teacher will be free to assign lunch detention for either infraction.

• There is a strict late to class school policy that will be enforced by the teacher (please see student handbook on this policy).

• The teacher may assign extra credit assignments or opportunities as desired, but these will be of an academic nature. There will be no extra credit assignments given to make up for missed work previously assigned.

• Appropriate behavior and language is expected and will be enforced in every English classroom. The use of foul or disrespectful language will not be tolerated, nor will disrespectful or defiant behavior be allowed. Students who disobey this rule will be subject to disciplinary action.