Moral of the story - suck it up and get it done!
Just because you don't take excuses doesn't mean students won't make them, though. Here are a few great ones from students and parents I've come across:
By far the most annoying: you never told me/you didn't remind me. Grrr!!! My last one isn't K-12, but it's too funny not to share. When I was in college, I knew a girl who emailed her professor to say: "I won't be in class today because I'm in love."
My youngest daughter couldn't turn in her homework because her younger step-brother had stolen it, filled it in and turned it in to his teacher to prove how smart he was.
I didn't do my homework because of my eyes.....I couldn't see any reason to do it!
It was so cold last night that we had to burn all of the pencils for heat.
Please excuse Bob from school from Sep. 1 - Nov. 1, he had to attend a religious sacrificial giving ceremony on Indian grounds. Read full list here
What's the most ridiculous excuse you've gotten from a student? Leave your excuse in the comments section.