April 1, 2020
Third Quarter report cards are scheduled to be mailed to each family on Friday, April 10th. Given the circumstances around extended school closure, I am writing to you to provide information and guidance on grade reporting at this time.
For the report cards you're about to receive, the grades will reflect student achievement during the third quarter period up until the date of school closure, January 17th through March 17th, 2020. The assignments given during school closure will not be reflected on the third quarter report cards.
Moving forward with the 4th quarter, we are sensitive to the variety of challenges faced by families as remote learning continues. Student expectations and grading are under constant review, and consideration is being given to how achievement will be measured and reported during this extended school closure. The traditional grading system at Alexander Elementary will be modified to accommodate the flexibility required during this time. I intend to provide you with more details in this regard as soon as possible.
Remote learning of this magnitude is relatively new to everyone and as we fine-tune this process, your feedback is appreciated and critical to ensuring the process is productive but manageable. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your child’s teacher with your feedback, concerns, and/or questions.
I cannot overstate the appreciation for all of your efforts to support your child’s learning from home as families encounter challenges in all aspects of daily life at this time.