• Wishkah Valley Second Semester 2020 Grading Policy

    Updated 5/1/2020

    Students Grades K–4

    1. Students are challenged to demonstrate effort and success towards learning essential standards as established by their teachers. Priority will be given to those standards most needed by students to be successful at their next grade level.
    2. Students will be given the opportunity by their teachers to engage in continuous learning to maintain and improve their grade with their March 17 status as a baseline.
    3. Students will automatically move on to the next grade level, unless by mutual agreement between the parents/guardian and teacher that retention is a benefit.

     

    Students Grade 5–12

    1. Students are challenged to make a good faith effort towards learning essential standards as established by their teachers.
    2. Students will be given the opportunity by their teachers to engage in continuous learning to maintain and improve their grade with their March 17 status as a baseline.
    3. Teachers will assign the following letter grades at the end of the second semester 2019-20, A, B, C, and I. An Incomplete (I) will be assigned for students that are unable to engage with their learning in an equitable way.  No student will receive a “D,” “pass,” “fail,” or “no credit” grade for any course.  This includes students taking online (Red Comet) classes.  An exception to this rule will be students enrolled in special programs and classroom aides both of which are traditionally graded P/NC.  Letter grades will apply toward the students cumulative GPA.
    4. Students assigned an “Incomplete (I)” for a course will be given additional opportunities to make up critical learning standards. Possible opportunities may include but are not limited to: Summer school, re-taking courses in the following term or year, learning missed concepts and standards through independent study, competency-based assessment, online courses, or backfilling the incomplete grade with the letter grade obtained in the next course taken in that subject area.
    5. Students will be given a Covid-19 designator on their high school transcripts to indicate the unique environment in which the courses were taken.
    6. High school seniors can submit completed work with the intent to increase a grade up to June 12. K–11 grade students have until June 19 to submit work to improve their grade.
    7. Seniors must still complete their high school and beyond plan, 24 credits, and a pathway to be eligible for a diploma and graduation.
    8. Senior awards will be determined on first semester cumulated GPA.
    9. Students will receive all IEP and 504 accommodations as required by law.
    10. Appeals may be made in writing to Don Hay, Dean of Students, Wishkah Valley SD, 4640 Wishkah Road, Aberdeen WA 98520 or by email, dhay@wishkah.org.