Attendance and Tardies
High School Summer School is in session from Monday, June 14, 2021, to Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Because of the length of the class (four hours) and the shortness of the summer school semester (17 days), students are required to attend class for a minimum of 16 days. A student may miss no more than one day of summer school. On the second absence or a combination of absences and tardies equaling two absences, the student will be withdrawn from the class with no refund. There are no exceptions to this policy. If the student and parent know that the student cannot meet this attendance requirement, the student and parent should consider another summer school format such as Gwinnett Online Campus.
Classes will meet from June 14 through July 7.
No class on July 5, 2021.
First Period: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Second Period: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
There are no excused absences for summer school. All absences count including, but not limited to: illness, medical emergencies, death in the family, or vacation. Summer School will follow the GCPS COVID protocol.
Tardiness affects learning and is disruptive to the class. See consequences below:
Late to class (after the bell rings, in the first 30 minutes) = 1 tardy
3 tardies = 1 absence
Late to class (more than 30 minutes) = 1 absence
2 absences = Withdrawal from summer school (no refund)
No student is allowed to leave the campus for any reason until he/she is leaving for the day.
The GCPS School Nutrition Program or local vendors will be providing meal service for summer school students during the half-hour lunch break, just as during the regular school year. Students also may bring their lunch from home. Students on campus for both 1st and 2nd period classes may not leave campus between classes for any reason. Leaving campus will result in a one-day suspension (an absence for attendance purposes).
Students are expected to behave in a courteous manner in the cafeteria. Breaking in line, throwing food or objects, leaving trays or trash, standing on tables or chairs, or making loud noises are not acceptable. It is the responsibility of each student to clean up the area that (s)he uses during lunch. Trash cans will be provided for this purpose. If a student shuns his/her responsibility then (s)he will be assigned consequences.
A student will be given a zero on all assignments if the student cheated or plagiarized. The student will be required to complete the assignment using his or her own knowledge. Cheating on the final exam will result in a zero. An alternative exam may be given and averaged with the zero. Seniors who cheat on finals will not be eligible for summer graduation.
There are no clinic workers available during the summer session. Each summer school office has some adhesive bandages for minor scrapes or cuts.
Classroom disruptions or disregard of directions of the teacher or administrators will NOT be tolerated. Consequences are at the discretion of the administrators and may include a warning, suspension, expulsion from summer school and/or a county disciplinary hearing.
The wearing of, or absence of, any clothing which is considered a distraction to the learning process and any clothing with offensive words and/or design and/or advertising of drugs or alcoholic beverages will NOT be allowed. Shoes must be worn at all times.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Weapons
Any student with drugs, alcohol, or a weapon will be expelled from summer school and will be subject to a county disciplinary hearing. If the offense is severe, the proper authorities will be notified and the expulsion may carry over into the regular school year.
Cell phones, pagers, radios, CD players and other electronic devices are not allowed in the classroom. Students MAY NOT listen to headphones during classroom hours as they are a distraction to the learning environment. Due to their small size and large monetary value they are disproportionately subject to loss. Cell phones MAY NOT be out/used from first period until the end of the school day. Phones are available in each summer school office for emergency use.
Action To Be Taken: Upon request of a staff member, the student is immediately to turn off and put away the electronic item in his/her book bag, pocket, or purse. A referral may be sent to the summer school office. Students should not bring expensive electronic devices to school. Students are ultimately responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of their personal property.
A student will be withdrawn from summer school if there is a physical altercation. A student will receive a minimum of one-day out-of-school suspension for a verbal altercation, but may receive escalated consequences based on the incident. A suspension is counted as an absence.
Food and Drink in the Classrooms
Students are not allowed to have food, gum, or drinks in the classroom or hallways. This includes water bottles. For safety reasons, glass containers or bottles are not allowed. Damage done to carpet, furniture, or equipment as a result of this food/drink will be the responsibility of the student(s) bringing this food into a classroom. Clean up or restitution of damaged items may be required.
High School Summer School teachers will use various learning activities to assess student's knowledge of a subject, such as daily participation, quizzes, tests, and projects to name a few. Parents should review the syllabus for each course for the grading procedure for each specific course.
The grading scale is as follows:
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 74-79
D = 70-73
F = 0-69
Progress reports will be issued to each student on June 24, 2021. The student is responsible for making the report available to his or her parents or guardians.
Objective final exams will be given to all students. These comprehensive exams are GCPS exams. Final exams count 20% of the final grade. There are NO exemptions for finals. There will be no performance exam during summer school. Teachers may NOT excuse students from exams and may NOT give exams early. Students who cheat on the final exam will be given an alternate exam to take with a zero averaged into the grade. Parents will be called any time a student cheats.
Make-up Final Exams
All courses will complete make-ups at North Gwinnett High School on July 21, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.
Failure to make up the exam will result in the student receiving a zero for the final exam.
Generally, the most serious problems arise in grading where there is a lack of communication with the student, teacher, and parents. The parent is encouraged to email or call to maintain communication with the teachers. The Parent Portal is available during the summer session.
GCPS will mail report cards to the student’s home address the week after the summer session ends.
Health Management Plans
If a student has a current medical problem, a completed health management plan should be submitted to the site summer school office.
The Media Center at each site is open each school day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- No food or drinks are allowed in the Media Center.
- Students should remember that the Media Center is a place for students and staff to work. Students are expected to be considerate of others by maintaining a quiet atmosphere. Students who are not working or who are being too loud will be asked to leave and may be referred for disciplinary action.
- The Media Center computers are available for school-related research and productivity only. Students are NOT allowed to use the computers for personal e-mail, chat sessions, or “general” surfing on the Internet. Students who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave their computer and may be referred for disciplinary action.
All medical appointments should be scheduled before or after school hours. Please refer to the absence policy for summer school.
Any student who wishes to park at one of the summer school sites must provide the Site Principal a copy of his/her driver's license and proof of insurance on the first day of the summer session. Students may park in the student parking lot only. When students arrive at school, they must leave their car and come into the building. Students may not return to the parking lot until they are leaving campus for the day, unless an administrator grants permission. Students should not arrive before 6:45 a.m. and should leave campus no later than 10 minutes after their last class.
Please do not call the school to leave a message for a student unless it is an emergency.
Progress reports will be issued to the student on June 24, 2021. Parents should request them from their student.
Report cards are computerized for the summer school session. Student report cards will be mailed home the week following summer school.
Student records are kept at the home school. Records are not available at the summer school site.
All textbooks, library books, and supplies should be returned or paid for prior to the end of summer school.
There will be no use or possession of tobacco of any kind anywhere on the school grounds or in the buildings. Violation of this policy will result in a one-day suspension.
It is the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation. Students should not arrive before 6:45 a.m. and should leave campus no later than 10 minutes after their last class. Security is very strict on Gwinnett County Public School campuses. No student should be on the campus at an inappropriate time. Any student on campus at an inappropriate time will be subject to consequences including possible suspension and/or arrest.
Any student caught vandalizing school or personal property on school grounds will be dealt with according to the GCPS Student Code of Conduct.
Visitors to the High School Summer School program must have the permission of the local school administration and/or the High School Summer School Site Principal to be on campus or in the school building during school hours. Visitors to the High School Summer School campuses must check in at the main office, sign in, and receive a visitor pass to be worn during the duration of their time on campus.
A student will be withdrawn from summer school on the date he/she has reached the equivalence of two absences. When a student is dropped from a class for absences or any other reason, an attempt to contact the parent will be made. The summer school office at each site will have information on student withdrawals. No refund will be made when a student is withdrawn due to absences.