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Grading and Check-In Procedures
Brian Hoover
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dear Pioneer Families:

As this most unique school year comes to a close, we want to update you on end of year procedures and provide timelines. Once again, we can not express how proud we are of our students, our parents, our teachers, and our community during this time.  If any positives have come out of this closure, one would surely be the level of support and commitment we have shown to each other in time of need. Well done Pioneers.  

Grading

The students have done a great job of continuing learning during this closure and deserve to be recognized for their efforts.  With this in mind the way we grade, both quarter grading and semester, need to be adjusted due to the limited access to resources and teachers. The following grading protocol will be used for this semester:

  • Student activities for 4th quarter are graded on proficiency and participation.  Grades will not be downgraded for being late and students have the opportunity to “redo” any activity for a higher grade.  

  • 4th quarter grade will factor into the semester grade. 

    •  If the student has participated in enough activities to assess proficiency, then the semester grade will either be:

      • The average of the 3rd and 4th quarter

OR

  • The 3rd quarter grade

Whichever of these two is a higher percentage.

  • The student/parent has the option to select “PASS”, in place of the grade, be recorded on the transcript.  This option should be selected if the student believes the grade is not reflective of his/her knowledge.  In addition, there will be no negative effect on the Grade Point Average.  

  • If the student has not participated in enough activities to assess proficiency, and the student has earned a “5”, he/she will be expected to complete activities in order to earn a passing grade for the semester.  

Timeline for Grades:

May 1st - All activities for Seniors need to be completed.  Teachers will begin finalizing grades. 

May 8th - All activities for 6th - 11th need to be completed.  Teachers will begin finalizing grades. 

May 15th - PowerSchool will be updated with final 4th quarter and semester grades.  Those students needing to complete activities for a class over the summer will be notified.  

Check-in time

All students will have assigned times to collect personal items, turn in Chromebook and books, and pay any fees.  Please understand we will have to limit the number of students in the building during this time and we will be following all health guidelines.  

May 11th - Seniors can come to school during their assigned AAP time:

8:30- 10:00 - Mr. Parr, Mrs. Crum, Mr. McNeely

10:30 - 12:00 - Mrs. Glasford, Mr. Thompson

1:00 - 2:30 - Mrs. Howell, Mr. Girard

May 12th - Juniors can come to school during their assigned AAP time:

8:30- 10:00 -  Mr. Bartman, Mr. Aaberg, Mr. Kuntz

10:30 - 12:00 - Mrs. Wenz, Mrs. Blobaum

1:00 - 2:30 - Mr. Hodges, Mr. Myers

5:30 - 7:00 - Seniors/Juniors unable to attend during their assigned AAP time will be able

         to check-in during this time.  

May 13th - Sophomores can come to school during their assigned AAP time:

8:30- 10:00 - Mr. Leuenberger, Mrs. Rice

10:30 - 12:00 - Mrs. Frangedakis, Mr. VonFeldt

1:00 - 2:30 - Mrs. VonFeldt, Mr. Mohr

May 14th - Freshmen can come to school during their assigned AAP time:

8:30- 10:00 - Mr. Kenter, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Holmberg

10:30 - 12:00 - Mrs. Molzahn-Paap, Mr. Martacho

1:00 - 2:30 - Mrs. Whitehead, Mrs. Lange, Mr. Ferguson

5:30 - 7:00 - Sophomores/Freshmen unable to attend during their assigned AAP time will

         be able to check-in during this time. 

Fines/Fees/Lunch Balance

All fines, fees, lunch balances will be able to be paid during check-in time or by appointment with Mr. Hoover

 

As always, if you have any questions please contact me at 402-873-3360 or by email at bhoover@nebcityps.org.