Apr
2020

Honor Roll Report Card 3 (6-8)

We are so proud of the students who made the honor roll this marking period. Continue to set goals and you will continue to shine. Great job to all! Those who make the honor roll list must earn a 3.0 or higher and those who get a 4.0 make the principal list.

There were a few updates on the honor roll list. (4-28-2020)

Apr
2020

Remote Learning Weekly Calendars for Students

What you need to know:

-Calendars will have all subject areas including electives. There will be one calendar per grade level.

-Each teacher will also add the weekly calendar to their iBlog

 -Students will still get in-depth explanations by going to individual Google Classrooms or the platforms teachers are using for Remote Learning and Instruction.

Apr
2020

Grading

Elementary Grading:

Students receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments. 

  • Meeting:  regularly submitted work and attended check-ins
    • Accuracy of work assessed on standards/graded/recorded in MiStar
    • High participation
  • Progressing:  Submitted most assignments and attended some of the check-ins
  • Limited Participation:  with one of the following explanations
    • Rarely or did not submit work (may be required to attend summer school)
    • Rarely attended check-in sessions (may be required to attend summer school)
    • Family hardship during the time of instruction (summer support offered)

Middle School Grading:

For the current marking period:

Letter grades will be one of the following:  A, B, C, G, N  

  • G=Reasons outside of their control, or unable to reach the family despite numerous attempts
  • N= No credit due to deliberate lack of participation 
  • Letter grade of D is not assigned due to MDE language stating that grading is not punitive during the shutdown.  

Students receive feedback on weekly assignments in the form of narrative comments. 

  • Staff will input grades at least weekly in the gradebook as work is completed.  This will be available in parent/student connect for parents and students to view.
  • If a student participates and demonstrates learning, he/she will receive a grade. The student’s grade will be determined by participation and by evidence of learning.
  • In the event that a student experiences a family hardship or cannot complete work due to situations out of their control, G is assigned.  Summer learning opportunities may be offered.
  • If a student chooses not to participate and cannot be reached despite numerous attempts, the teacher must submit the credit/no credit form by May 28th. The principal must approve.  
  • Additional comments that may be used:
    • Rarely or did not submit work (may be required to attend summer school)
    • Rarely attended check-in sessions (may be required to attend summer school)
    • Family hardship during the time of instruction (summer support offered)
  • Students who receive no credit may be required to attend summer school or participate in additional learning.

Based on current practice, for the semester grade, the two marking periods will be calculated.  For year long grades, the four marking periods will be calculated. 

Apr
2020

The Learning Continues at Salina

Elementary school

Teachers will check in with students at least twice a week via tools such as Google Hangouts, email or phone calls.  Students are expected to attend all Google Hangout sessions and engage in the work assigned by teachers. It is essential that parents/guardians and teachers continue to communicate so teachers are fully aware of the student’s well being and progress.

Middle school

Teachers will check in with students at least twice a week via tools such as Google Hangouts.  Students are expected to attend all Google Hangout sessions and to complete assigned work. Students and parents are expected to contact teachers if there are questions about instructional content and to communicate about the student’s well being and progress.  Participation in Hangouts and completion of homework are used to count attendance.