Kilgore Middle School

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Makeup Work Policy

Makeup Work Because of Absence
 
For any class missed, the teacher may assign the student makeup work based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the essential knowledge and skills in meeting subject or course requirements. 
 
A student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the makeup work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the teacher. A student who does not make up assigned work within the time allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment.
 
A student is encouraged to speak with his or her teacher if the student knows of an absence ahead of time, including absences for extracurricular activities, so that the teacher and student may plan any work that can be completed before or shortly after the absence. Please remember the importance of student attendance at school and that, even though absences may be excused or unexcused, all absences account for the 90 percent threshold in regards to the state laws surrounding "attendance for credit or final grade." A student involved in an extracurricular activity must notify his or her teachers ahead of time about any absences.
 
A student will be permitted to make up tests and to turn in projects due in any class missed because of absence. Teachers may assign a late penalty to any long-term project in accordance with time lines approved by the principle and previously communicated to students.
 
Any assignment missing due to incomplete work or absenteeism will be entered as a zero in the grade book until the assignment is turned in and graded, and then the grade will be changes in the grade book. Missing grades due to absences will be graded according to the makeup/absenteeism policy below. Late work grades will be penalized and any assignment not turned into the teacher by the due date may result in a zero.
 
DAEP Makeup Work
 
A student removed to a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) during the school year will have an opportunity to complete, before the beginning of the next school year, a foundation curriculum course in which the student was enrolled at the time of removal. The district may provide the opportunity to complete the course through an alternative method, including a correspondence course, another distance learning option, or summer school. The district will not charge the student for any method of completion provided by the district.