Please monitor Powerschool to keep track of your child's grades. Grades are updated weekly. Grades are calculated using a point scale. Depending on the content and the importance of the skill that is being graded, assignments will receive different point values. More important assignments are worth more points. The vast majority of grades come from classwork assignments and larger writing pieces. Homework is graded, but it is a small percentage of the ELA grade and is based on completion. Students who have difficulty with an assignment generally have the opportunity to make corrections to improve their grades after receiving additional instruction.
Grades represent only a small sample of the work that occurs in the classroom. Your child should not work solely for the sake of getting good grades. Instead, your child should expect to be challenged in class and focus on the growth they have made.