I struggle with taking all late work for 50% credit, and giving students the benefit of the doubt that there were extenuating circumstances. I developed this 1/2 page Extension Pass as a way to meet in the middle. Students are expected to fill out the pass when the assignment is due and must meet with the teacher at this time. The student will fill out the pass honestly and work with the teacher to determine a new deadline for the work as well as a negotiated point deduction. This is an editable Word.doc so you can change the title each grading quarter or personalize the pass. Margins were set to narrow (.5 all around) for formatting.