Grading & Attendance
Our curriculum has not changed. We had approximately 40 elementary teachers that worked this summer to develop learning plans to support the curriculum that we’ve had in the past. Emphasis has been placed on embedding prior knowledge from the spring to strengthen the foundation and build upon it with grade-level content.
If parents have questions or concerns about their student's progress they should reach out to the teacher directly.
Parents can always call the attendance line to report an absence. It is preferred that parents send an email to the building’s attendance email. Emailing students’ attendance is a sufficient absence note as well.
Attendance emails are available on the homepage of each school’s website. Communication with the teacher via email should also happen.
Attendance for the 2020-2021 school year will follow the GVSD attendance policy and daily school attendance remains required for compulsory age students (6-18).
While virtual, daily school attendance will be recorded, even on asynchronous learning days. Students are expected to complete and submit assignments on asynchoronous Mondays. The completion of these assignments is used as a component of attendance on Mondays.
Students will demonstrate and/or apply their learning during an assessment. Assessments can be a quiz or test, but they can also be a project, an essay, or anything a teacher uses to evaluate a student’s understanding. We are focused on the evaluation of the student. This can be in the form of feedback, observations, and discussions.
We are looking at appropriate ways to report progress.
Teachers will assess and grade students in the online environment. Grading expectations/policies should be clearly communicated to students. During the closure, teachers should be as flexible as possible with deadlines while maintaining clear expectations and accountability.
Teachers should communicate with students and parents in the event that a student’s grade begins to decline, or if the student is not engaged in online learning.