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Grade Policy & Curriculum

Classwork

Students who are absent or suspended are required to make up all classwork.  If the absence is excused, full credit will be given. It is the student’s responsibility to go to the teacher to get assignments.  If the student is absent for a number of consecutive days, parents should contact the school office and make arrangements to pick up the assignments.

If a student is found being dishonest in any way, immediate action will be taken.  Cheating on any test or other assignment will result in an “F” for that test or assignment.

Grading

Ongoing evaluation of student work and activities provides information to the student and parent about progress and growth toward course objectives.  It identifies student strengths, weaknesses and direction for improvement.

 

Grading Scale for Grades 3 and 4

Grading Scale for Grades 1 and 2

A-Excellent

90%-100%

A-Excellent

90-100%

B-Good

80%-89%

B-Good

80%-89%

C-Average

70%-89%

C-Average

70%-89%

D-Below Average

60%-69%

NP-Not Passing

69% and Below

F-Failing

59% and Below

   

P-Passing

     

NP-Not Passing

     

For Social Studies and Science/Health, the grading scale is:

 

P-Passing

70% and above

   

NP-Not Passing

     

Plus and minus may be used to indicate minor variations.  Report card grades issued by teachers may include evaluation of the quality of written assignments, class participation, project work, and similar academic activities as well as test results.


 

Report Cards/Progress Reports

Report cards are available electronically following the end of each trimester.  There are six grading periods for grades K-4. Progress reports will be available at the end of each 1st, 3rd and 5th grading periods.  Parents can also use Skyward to monitor their child’s progress.

Kindergarten students receive a report card which uses a checklist format instead of grades.  The report card lists the required academic standards and personal development skills necessary for success in kindergarten.  Students progress is noted on the card each grading period.

Parent-Teacher conferences for all students in grades K-4 are scheduled once each year.  Parents or teachers may request additional conferences as necessary.

 

Honor Roll

Students in grades 3 and 4 may be placed on the Honor Roll at the close of each grading period.  The Honor Roll is divided into two segments: the A Honor Roll for all A’s and the A/B Honor Roll for students with A’s & B’s or all B’s.  Plus (+) and minus (-) designations count the same as the letter grade for Honor Roll purposes. Honor Roll students must have “P” in Science/Health and Social Studies and well as “S” or “E” in the areas of Art, Music, Physical Education, and Personal Development.  Honor Roll Students must have completed their Read to Succeed requirements for each grading period.

 

Promotion, Retention, and Assignment

Most students are promoted to the next grade level at the end of the school year.  However, there are a few students who need additional time and experience to be successful at the next level.  The parents of these students will meet with the classroom teacher and/or the principal to discuss the retention decision.  This decision may be appealed to the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. If desired, the Superintendent and the Board of School Trustees may review the decision.  An assignment indicates reservation regarding the ability of the student to successfully complete expected work at the next grade level. The receiving teacher and the principal will monitor an assigned student’s progress during the succeeding year.  Reassignment to the previous grade level is possible if progress is unsatisfactory. Parents will be notified prior to reassignment to the previous grade level.

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