"SEAT TIME/MAKE-UP WORK GUIDELINES 2011 � 2012"
SEAT TIME/MAKE-UP WORK GUIDELINES 2011 – 2012 Current Board Policy states students cannot miss over “8 days”. GCHS’s procedure for SEAT TIME is to allow students to miss a total of 14 days where “seat time/make-up work” can be completed for the additional 6 days of absence to receive the passing grade. The following bullets explain the new procedure and guidelines for the students/teachers/administration to adhere to for this year. Students must make up seat time within 10 school days of their absence. This process can start as soon as the first absence occurs, which will encourage students to come in and complete their work in a timely manner. Students are not allowed to “bank time” prior to absences. [The 2-day makeup work policy stated in Board Policy still applies; credit for work completed during seat time will be given at the discretion of the teacher.] All seat time must be completed before the first day of exams. Seat time must be completed in one of the following settings: 1. With corresponding teacher after school or before school in increments of 30 minutes. 2. With a teacher within the same department after school or before school in increments of 30 minutes. 3. With Ms. Lindsey at Saturday School for 3 full hours AND student must be completing makeup work that was provided by the classroom teacher. [A student will not receive credit for seat time by showing up for Saturday School without prior arrangements between the classroom teacher and Ms. Lindsey. This will ensure seat time is directly related to academics.] 4. Students must make up at least 1 hour for each period as long as they are doing make-up work and not just sitting. (In situation 2 and 3, the classroom teacher must provide a folder of work and it must be completed by the student, turned in to the supervising teacher before leaving seat time/make-up work session, and documentation of time is to be communicated with the classroom teacher. Ultimately, the classroom teacher is responsible for logging in seat time hours for each student who is completing seat time/make-up work. Communication is EXTREMELY important in this situation.) Students who miss more than 14 days will fail the course…even if he/she has a passing grade. The Principal has the discretion to waive any case he deems “extreme hardship”.