Assignment deadlines are strict. All assignments are due at 12pm (noon) central time on the date shown on the assignment page. They are reviewed by our team and submitted to teachers before the end of the workday so that teachers can prepare to use your score and feedback reports in class, often the next school day. You should always only claim, apply for, or accept requests for work you know that you can complete by the deadline, and you should try to never negotiate assignment deadlines with teachers.
In case of emergency: We understand that emergencies happen and, in these rare instances, you may need to be removed from an assignment. Graiders are expected to be clear, direct, and honest in their communication and must communicate all emergencies as soon as possible. (Contact us here!) When possible, this should be at least 24 hours before the assignment deadline so that we have ample time to re-match your assignment to a new Graider with minimal impact on the teacher's expected timeline.
Requests made closer to the assignment deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis - we may be able to re-match the assignment, or we may ask you to keep the assignment, but with a short extension. We know that feedback is most effective for students when it is timely and always strive to return work to teachers as quickly as possible.
Requests for removal from assignments for non-emergencies or failure to consistently meet assignment deadlines will result in lowered priority in matching and, in some cases, dismissal from The Graide Network.
Note: Make sure you always have a technical back-up plan! In 2019, laptop crashes and WiFi problems aren't emergencies or an excuse for missing deadlines. In case of trouble with your computer or internet connection, be sure to have aplan in place (computer lab, library, favorite coffee shop, etc.).
Looking for our hall pass policy? We are phasing out the hall pass policy this 2019-2020 school year. It was often misused and was not easily adaptable for Graiders who take on different workloads. Graiders welcomed to the Network before November 2019 are encouraged to follow the emergency protocol listed above, but will not be penalized for the appropriate use of up to two (2) "hall passes" in the spring semester.