We hope you are safe and healthy and doing everything you can to remain so.
I am writing to communicate some very important information that was sent to administrators, teachers, and parents less than 24 hours ago. There is a lot of information here, so I am going to try to be as clear as possible and provide examples. Simply put, they are changing the way they will calculate Q4 and final Semester 2 grades. Basically, while your grades can’t be “harmed,” it is possible to find yourself in a situation where you don’t earn credit for a class and you have to take it over again. Read this carefully. NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO DUAL CREDIT and DRIVER EDUCATION.
MOVING FORWARD: Teachers will enter your assignments on a daily basis, which may cause your grade to go up or down based on the results of the individual assignment entered. You will be allowed to re-do assignments that lower your grade. If your teacher doesn’t offer that opportunity, just ask for feedback.
The impact of your work/grades during “remote learning” will be summatively evaluated at the end of the semester. If your calculated grade is lower than it was on March 16, you will earn a “Pass,” which does not harm your GPA in any way.
IT ISN’T TOO LATE TO CHANGE THE DIRECTION YOUR GRADE IS HEADED. YOU CAN JUMP BACK INTO REMOTE LEARNING TODAY. WE WILL GIVE YOU PLENTY OF CHANCES TO “CATCH UP” AND TO COUNT YOUR ENGAGEMENT TOWARD A FINAL GRADE. I have included a “chart” in this document that will help you understand updated grading practices.
All late/assigned work must be turned-in to earn credit by the following deadlines: Seniors: May 29th; Underclassmen - June 8th. No work will be accepted after these dates, so teachers have time to grade.
Here are the options of grades you can earn in Semester 2.
- Letter Grade (Grades of A, B, C, D) - These grades ARE calculated in your GPA)
- Pass (You earn credit for taking the class. A Pass is NOT calculated in your GPA.
- Incomplete (You do NOT earn credit for taking the class. An Incomplete is NOT calculated in your GPA.)
If you haven’t been engaged, it is time to get busy! IT ISN’T. TOO. LATE!
If you have questions, reach out to your counselor, Mr. Nguyen, Ms. Eilers, Ms. Murray, Ms. Ortiz, or me.
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