I go down one letter grade per day for projects that a turned in late. This works for projects that are due early in the week, but what if students turn in projects the Monday after the weekend if the project was due on Friday? Do you think I should still deduct one letter grade or should there be a harsher penalty? In my old school, the rule was that the weekend was treated as 3 days, so a student who didn't turn in a project on Friday would go down 3 letter grades by Monday. If the project couldn't be emailed, then the student was out of luck, but if it could be emailed, they would only go down one letter grade depending on when the student turned it in. It seemed pretty harsh to me, but kids rarely turned in late projects on Friday because of the policy. In my new school, there's no policy set in place, so teachers can create their own. What do you think I should do? I'm leaning more towards sticking with the one letter grade deduction even for the weekend, or maybe going down 1.5 letter grades?