You can easily check your attendance calendar here.
Participation and attendance are worth 10% of your overall grade. However, 100% of your grade is affected when you do not attend class nor participate — as it will be difficult, if not impossible, to catch up on missed work. To miss scheduled demonstrations or discussions seriously compromises your learning.
You are permitted to miss three classes without penalty. If you miss four classes, the highest grade you can earn for this course is a 90%. Missing more than four classes may result in a WF for the semester. I do not wish to be in the position of judging whether an absence should be excused or not. If you miss class, for any reason, you will be marked absent and it will count against your participation and attendance grade.
Attendance will be taken during the first 10 minutes of class via a sign-in sheet. You will be counted tardiness if you show up after the first 10 minutes. Three (3) tardiness is considered as one absence. You will be counted absent if you sign in for another student. You will be counted absent if you leave class early (unless the entire class is dismissed). The course instructor reserves the right to assign a penalty to the participation and attendance grade for excessive tardiness.