Policy for Late and Missed Assignments

Questions & Answers on Late and Missed Assignments

The Growing Success Policy states "Individual boards will work collaboratively with their schools and communities to develop policy for dealing with late and missed assignments for evaluation for students in Grades 7 – 12, and board policy will be implemented consistently in all schools in the board. Board policy must align with the policies outlined in the present document." Pg. 44

Student achievement is evaluated on the basis of:

(b) The development of learning skills and work habits.

2. How can students be supported to submit their work on time?

What can teachers do to assist students to complete their work successfully? Asking the students to clarify the reason for not completing the assignment; Helping students develop better time-management skills; What are the deadlines for work submission?

As always, teachers have the flexibility to use their professional judgment and consider extenuating circumstances of individual students.

Teachers use a variety of strategies and methods for dealing with late and missed assignments such as counselling, peer tutoring, alternative assignments, and parent conferences.

Mark deduction as a consequence of late and missed assignments is done only as a last resortStudents and their parents will be informed of the importance of timely submission of assignments and the consequences for late or nil submission of assignments early in the school year.

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dates for every class;

be faced with an all-or-nothing situation at the last minute;

 Providing alternative forms of assignments; and

 Taking into consideration legitimate reasons for missed deadlines;

 Holding teacher-student conferences;

 In secondary schools, referring the student to the Student Success team or teacher; and