• 8th  Grade Grading Policy for Norterra Canyon


    In DVUSD we use the electronic grade book of Power Schools to share with students and parents the grades that will be reflected on your student’s report card.  Gradebooks are updated on a weekly basis and every effort is made to record a minimum of one grade per week for each content area.  Grades are not recorded for introductory skills, but are to be an evaluation of academic standards and content mastery.  When assignments or scores are missing, a zero is entered until work is turned in.  This allows students and parents to identify work that needs to be completed prior to the final assessment for the unit. No single assessment or project can be more than 25% of the total grade.  For students scoring below 80% on an assessment they may sign a contract with the teacher that will allow the student to retake the assessment and replace the original grade with no penalty.


    In 8th grade we use the following weights for grades in the core content areas:


    Science/ Social Studies/ ELA


    5%        Home Practice

    5%        Home Practice

    15%      Classwork

    20%      Classwork

    20%       Quizzes

    35%       Quizzes

    30%       Projects

    40%       Assessments (Mid & End of Module      


    30%       Assessments




    Below is the grading scale used on the DVUSD report card.


    Academic Subject Grades














Last Name First Name Phone Number Email
Burns Dennis 623.445.8262 Dennis.Burns@dvusd.org
Nickolite Robin 623.445.8269 Robin.Nickolite@dvusd.org
Santschi Jonni 623.445.8274 Jonni.Santschi@dvusd.org
Stephens PJ 623.445.8275 Philip.Stephens@dvusd.org