Ways to Turn In Work
You can drop off your work during the hours above in the Townsend Community School classroom, or while meeting with your instructor. You may also mail your work to 207 Lowell Street, Castalia, OH 44824. Please include your instructor’s name on the envelope, and be sure to provide adequate postage, as some exams will require it. We cannot accept faxes or emails.
Remember it is very important that we receive work each week.
Exams and Retakes
You are required to turn in exams each week. Typically, grades are received within two to three weeks. A passing grade is 75% or higher, and each exam must be passed to earn credit for the class. A retake is sent with each exam not passed, so the student can have another chance to master the material. It is the responsibility of the student to ask if there are any retakes and to track their progress in each class. The easiest way to accomplish this is to ask if there are any retakes when you turn in your work, and to be in communication with your teacher . Grade cards are available upon request.
Time Logs (Download)
Individual time logs should include all hours worked on enrolled courses, including independently, in a classroom, or any alternate location (library, detention center, etc.) and any time when you are communicating with any school employee over the phone or electronically (for example, time taken to read/or write emails, texts, to teachers, etc.). These hours should be counted at all times, including during regular school hours, on weekends, and in the evenings. Students may, and probably will, have more than one entry per day. Be careful not to duplicate hours on independent learning logs that were recorded by signing in electronically. Examples of time students should keep on logs include:
- Time spent in the TCS classrooms or allotted TCS library times when electronic sign-in was not available
- Time spent with TCS Instructors receiving instructional assistance, including in-person, by phone, or through other means of communication
- Time spent researching topics relevant to your courses
- Test preparation
- Group study hours
- Time spent taking your exams
- Time spent talking with the College Access Advisor or any school employee about your coursework or future goals
- Time spent preparing for the ACT/SAT
- Independent study time whether it be in your home, a detention center, Job and Family Services location, at the hospital, etc.
Time spent each week on your schoolwork must total twenty-six (26) or more hours per week to be marked present if you are a full-time student with Townsend Community School. Students must turn in completed individual time log each week along with completed exam(s). Completion and submission of an individual time log does not exempt the student from the weekly requirement of turning in completed exams.
Please turn in your completed time log each week, along with your completed exam(s).
Completion and submission of your time log does not exempt you from the weekly requirement of turning in completed exams.
Please take care not to damage or lose textbooks issued to you. Textbooks can be replaced, but it takes time to receive a replacement and can slow progress. Once you have completed a subject and are sure you have passed all exams, please return the book to Townsend Community School.
If the Margaretta Local School district is closed due to inclement weather or emergency, TCS will also be closed for the day. If Margaretta has a two-hour delay, morning bus routes will not occur. Closing and delays will be noted on the school’s website, Twitter, along with notification to contact numbers provided the school using One Call Now.