The best way to stay on top of your work is to stay on top of your work. Don't let things build up, don't allow yourself to get behind. Each student is expected to do homework every night. You must keep a day planner, which will help you ensure you know what is expected of you. Should you be absent, get the absence excused and be responsible to find out what you missed in class. Be prepared to turn it in upon your return. Each student should have a study buddy in every class. If you are gone for an extended time, communicate with your teacher. We can't help if we don't know you need it. We are here because you are here. Teachers want your success!