• Dear Parents and Students,
     
    WRITTEN BELOW IS A) THE WHOLE STORY and B) THE SHORT VERSION
     
    A) The whole story...
     
    With the advent of new technologies, new problems arise.  One such new technology, e-mail, has been a great improvement to our society.  Unfortunately, it has created a problem for teachers as parents and students have turned to this technology as an aide in getting make-up work when a student is absent.
     
    In the old days, students called each other to find out what they missed.  Students took it upon themselves to find out what they missed from other classmates.  This process has now changed.
     
    In modern times, students and parents find it much more convenient to e-mail teachers and request missing work.  While this is very convenient for the student, it is less convenient and quite time-consuming for teachers.
     
    In a typical day, I have approximately ten students absent.  I'm sure everyone can understand that teachers don't always have the time to answer individual e-mails  each and every day.
     
    My website features notes, worksheets, labs, and many resources for students and parents.  I do work hard to do the most that I can for my students.
     
    I hope that students and parents understand that while I will honor all requests for work, I may not be able to honor such requests with the necessary expediency that students/parents may want. 
     
    My suggestion:   Students should use their technology to call, text,e-mail, tweet, facebook message, etc. their friends about the work they miss.   Then students can utilize the technology I do offer (my website) to help them keep up when they miss school.
     
    Thank you for your understanding.
     
    B)  The short version...
     
    I hope that students and parents understand that while I will honor all requests for work missed due to absence from school, I may not be able to honor such requests with the necessary expediency that students/parents may want.  The number of requests regarding missing work is extremely high this year and very difficult to keep up with.
     
    My suggestion:   Students should use their technology to call, text,e-mail, tweet, facebook message, etc. their friends about the work they miss.   Then students can utilize the technology I do offer (my website - which has notes, worksheets, labs, etc.) to help them keep up when they miss school.
     
    Thank you for your understanding.
     
     

    For Clarification:

    If a student is absent from class the day homework is assigned, it is the responsibility of the student to contact another student to find out about assignments.  Missing class due to a school activity does not excuse the student from work assigned that day.

    Please understand that making up work is your responsibility. I will assist in every way that I can, but ultimately the task is yours.  If you miss turning in an assignment or getting credit for completing the assignment, it is the responsibility of the student to show the work to the instructor/turn in the assignment to get credit!