Today's posting focuses on Grading & Reporting. DVUSD's goal is to continue to provide targeted and purposeful instruction. Although grades are important, an emphasis on learning should be the focus through the end of this school year. Please read the following information and also review it with your child(ren).
3rd Quarter Grading: K-8
For the next two weeks, April 6-17, students will engage in teacher-directed review of 3rd quarter material. As students are growing accustomed to their new Home Learning experiences (e.g. resources, schedule, and expectations), they will also have the opportunity to improve their 3rd quarter grades through Friday, April 17. For K-8 students, the third quarter will officially end on April 17 and the 4th quarter will start on April 20 when teacher-directed instruction of new content begins. If grade improvement for 3rd quarter grades is something your student wants to pursue, please reach out to his or her teacher(s).
End-of-Quarter or Year Honors: K-8
End-of-year celebrations and awards are important to students and families. Third quarter grades will be final on April 17. Schools will then run lists of students earning Honor Roll and Principalâ€™s List for the 3rd quarter and email certificates to students. Schools might also plan virtual celebrations, so please look for school communications in the upcoming weeks. For this year only, we will not recognize the fourth quarter Honor Roll or Principal's List. For our 8th grade students, we will still award the End-of-Year Presidentâ€™s Award for Education Excellence and the Presidentâ€™s Award for Outstanding Education Excellence if we receive them from the President and U.S. Secretary of Education.
High School Grading
High school students can continue to improve their second semester grades through the end of the semester. Given that new content will be taught beginning April 20, high school students should take advantage of this unique two-week window to revisit previous learning and potentially improve grades based on resubmission of assignments or assessments. If grade improvement is something your student wants to pursue, please reach out to his or her teacher(s).
We will have additional information regarding grading in an upcoming parent update.
Deer Valley Unified School District