The 3 students gad each made contact with me at the beginning but each had negative things to say, then proceeded to ignore ALL of the work. These students also were quitting at the end of the year anyway.
With other students I gave them the benefit of the doubt if I literally heard nothing from them or if I knew they were potentially returning. I did not want a negative grade to impact their choice of coming back next year.
However those 3 fools who I DID hear from? Take your 69 grade(minimum) and have a summer