Dear Middle School Parents and Students,
With the news that schools will be closed indefinitely for this school year, we want to give you an update regarding grading procedures for the fourth quarter and second-semester grades. Teachers will continue to give students points/percentage-based or letter grades on assignments for the fourth quarter. However, overall fourth-quarter grades will be pass/fail. Teachers will consider third-quarter grades and the effort and work done during the fourth quarter to assign semester grades. Students can improve their third-quarter grades several letter grades, but their second-semester grades can drop at most one letter grade below what their grades were during the third quarter. Second-semester grades will be letter grades.
We recognize this is a very stressful time and online schooling is new for all of us so we will be flexible and understanding as we assign grades for the remainder of the school year. Students need to continue to keep up with their online or packet work for as long as we are out of school. We are making every effort to provide high-quality learning experiences for students during the closure. We want to be fair and understanding because we realize that each family’s situation is a little different and we do not want to punish students for the wide variety of circumstances going on in each home. If you have specific questions, please follow up with your teachers and if necessary school administration.