04/09/2020 - Remote Learning Grading Plan for Preschool-Grade 5 - Communication to Students and Families

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We hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this time. In these unprecedented times in education where traditional direct instruction has been altered due to the coronavirus outbreak, our focus is first and foremost on student learning and ensuring our students’ well being. 

As we report on student learning for the third trimester, we look to prioritize the critical standards as our focus. These standards are the focus of our mini-lessons, student work during remote learning sessions, and lessons posted in Google Classroom or communicated via email. As we report on these standards, determining mastery is challenging in the remote learning environment as conversations, observations, and assessments are limited. Due to the nature of remote learning, you may find some report card standards not assessed this year. Although all standards were touched on throughout the year, we were not able to move to a level of conversation and assessment to report.

When report cards are sent home at the end of the year, if a standard has not previously been marked on a report card, it will likely be a “2” as teachers were not able to fully evaluate the consistent independence or mastery the student demonstrates for this concept. In this final trimester and during remote learning, we aim to focus on critical standards for each particular grade level. 

This does not affect student placement for the next school year as all teachers are aware of the unprecedented closure.

PreSchool

Preschool reports cards are based on direct observation with individual children. Due to the nature of our remote learning platform, we are unable to report on these areas for our youngest children. 

Preschoolers with disabilities (IEP services) will receive the end of the grading period progress reports. 

This does not affect student placement for the next school year as all teachers are aware of the unprecedented closure.