Date: _______ Teacher’s Name _______________________________ Period _________ DeLand High School Student Academic Integrity Policy In a world of ever changing priorities one constant is the need for ethical academic standards. The guidelines presented in the policy below show student expectations regarding cheating, plagiarism and academic honesty. These guidelines and expectations cover all school related projects, reports, tests, quizzes and assignments whether in or outside of class. By signing this statement students acknowledge their understanding of the stated expectations and possible consequences.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (http://www.m-w.com/) to plagiarize is:
“To steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own: use (another's production) without crediting the source. To commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.”
At DeLand High School plagiarism includes but is not limited to:
Using another person’s words or ideas (written or spoken) without giving credit to the source.
Copying and pasting material from any source including the Internet without giving attribution to the writer. You must put quotation marks around direct quotes and give credit in your works cited list.
Changing the words or order of words from another source and submitting them as your own. Even with proper paraphrasing you must give credit to the source of the materials.
“When you use someone else's words, you must put quotation marks around them and give the writer or speaker credit by revealing the source in a citation. Even if you revise or paraphrase the words of someone else or just use their ideas, you still must give the author credit in a note. Not giving due credit to the creator of an idea or writing is very much like lying."
Dr. Robert Harris - Virtual Salt Anti-plagiarism Strategies - http://www.virtualsalt.com/antiplag.htm
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (http://www.m-w.com/) to cheat means: “to get something by dishonesty or deception.” At DeLand High School cheating includes but is not limited to:
Copying an assignment from another person without explicit permission from the teacher. This includes sharing work that should be individually produced and includes obtaining answers from another student with or without their permission.
Using, supplying or communicating with unauthorized devices with the intent of deception. This will include but is not limited IPod, calculator, camera, textbook, recorder, computer, phone, etc.
Failing to follow teacher guidelines regarding collaboration, parent help, etc. Students will be expected to complete work independently unless specifically directed otherwise by the teacher.
First Offense: Second Offense: Third Offense:
Zero on assignment First offense consequences plus: 1st and 2nd off. Cons. Plus:
Referral to counselor, counselor conference, Suspension from extracurricular activities, elected offices and/or Senior privileges. Student Name (Print) ___________________________________ Alpha Code: ________ Student Signature __________________________________________________________ Parent Signature: __________________________________________________________ Portions adapted from John F. Kennedy H.S., Norcross H.S. and Langley H.S. policies with their permission. Updated December 2007
Dear Parents and Students:
In an effort to “go green” at DHS, the syllabus, grading policies and procedures, and class rules for this class will be posted on Edmodo as well as on the following website for you to access at any time: http://www.delandhs.org/Parents/syllabi.htm If you do not have access to a computer, see me and I will run a copy of the information for your child. Please sign below indicating your receipt of this information. I am looking forward to a successful school year. Feel free to contact me by email me if you have any questions. Sincerely,
Mrs. G. Dorcy
SIGNATURE PAGE MUST BE RETURNED TO MRS. DORCY BY NEXT CLASS! Student’s Printed Name: __________________________ ALPHA Code: _______ Period: _______
I have read and understood the information on this page and on the website and understand the rules, policies and expectations of this course. Parent or guardian signature: ____________________________________________ Dated: ___________
Student’s Signature: _______________________________________________________ Dated: ___________
Viewing of PG-13 Movie Release
Helping your student become a lifelong learner is a primary goal in my classroom. I want my students to discover that learning can be a source of enjoyment. As a result, I will use a wide range of non-traditional instructional materials of high academic merit including popular literature, appropriate and instructionally related movies such as documentaries and/or movie clips rated G, PG and PG-13. If you feel that certain material may not be appropriate for your student, please notify me now about your concerns. Your signature below will serve as your consent for your student to use all of the alternative instructional materials as described above.
Parent or guardian signature: ____________________________________________ Dated: ___________
Contact Information Parent Information (please print)
Full name of parent or guardian ____________________________________________________________
Home phone number ___________________________________ Best time to reach you ______________
Cell phone number _____________________________________ Best time to reach you ______________
E-mail address (very important) ____________________________________________________