Frequently Asked Questions
Effective communication between school and home is a contributing factor to academic success. Prior to the report card being distributed at the end of a grading period, parents will receive communication of their child’s progress through a variety of ways.
- Work samples
- Learning Management System (LMS): Seesaw (grades K-3), Canvas (grades 4-6)
- Portfolio (grades K-3, 3 times per grading period)
- Grade Book (online access)
- Conferences (as requested or needed)
- Phone Calls
- Written Communication (agenda, emails, etc.)
Students in grades K-6 will be graded using a traditional grading scale. Students are graded on their progress made toward proficiency of the standard expectations set forth for each reporting period.
Grading Scale (Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies)
A: 90-100 Excellent
B: 80-89 Proficient
C: 70-79 Developing
D: 60-69 Limited Evidence
F: 0-59 Of Concern
Parents will receive an automated email when their child has a D or F in a subject area.
The grade of X tells the teacher, student and parent the student was excused from the assignment. The value of the assignment is not calculated in the summary grade.
The grade of Z indicates the assignment is missing and the student has the opportunity to make up the assignment within the timeframe given by the teacher. The value of the assignment is calculated as a zero. Parents will receive an automated email each evening for any student with a Z for an assignment.
Yes, there are times when a student needs additional learning to master the content. If a student receives a D or F on a summative assessment, the student will be provided another opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge after additional teaching and practice have occurred.
For students in grades K-4, the teacher will be responsible for ensuring an opportunity for reassessment has been given. For students in grades 5-6 the teachers will work with students to work towards being responsible for scheduling reassessments. We will use these two years to teach students the process (filling out and completing reassessment contract, how to schedule a reassessment with a teacher, etc.)
The specials area, PE/Art/Music, will provide parents with information on how the student is performing in the area for each reporting period on the report card. Specials may vary based on grade level. Specialists will use the two scales: one for knowledge of content and another for participation.
2- Developing Progress
1- Of Concern
2- Most of the time
1- Of Concern
Yes, behavior expectations will be recorded on the report card based on your child’s behavior for the reporting period.
- Completes and submits quality classwork
- Displays best effort
- Follow directions
- Listens respectfully and acknowledges the thinking of others
- Takes responsibility for own actions; demonstrates self control
- Uses technology in accordance with school policies
Behavior Expectations Scale
- 4- Consistently
- 3- Most of the time
- 2- Sometimes
- 1- Of Concern
Mounting evidence of a student’s performance on a series of assignments, tasks and assessments will provide a “snapshot” of where the student is at that time in a content area.
Parents/guardians may view their child’s progress by viewing the grades recorded in the grade book by logging into McKeel Systems. The grade book will show your child’s overall average at that time. When you click on the grade for a particular subject, you will be able to see individual assignments and grades. For more information, see our online tutorial.McKeel Systems Online Tutorial
Your child’s report card will be emailed on report card distribution day (see school calendar for specific dates) to the email address provided by the parent/guardian when completing the back to school forms.