2019-20 Final Grading Information
We hope you and your loved ones are continuing to do well and staying safe.
The uncertainty of COVID-19 and its tremendous impact on our families, whether physical, financial or emotional, is not lost on our Staff, Administration or School Board. For this reason, we are constantly re-evaluating our plans and processes as they relate to the state directives and national guidelines, being keenly aware that any resulting district-level changes will also impact all of you. We want to do all we can during these unprecedented times to serve as a resource and guide; to provide help and learning so as to maintain some level of normalcy in a time when so little can be described as normal.
Over the course of the past few weeks, a number of our parents and students have reached out to share their stories and challenges. We appreciate the feedback, especially as it relates to the continuity of learning for Seneca Valley. It is always our practice to review and revise our approach to education, and remote/online learning is certainly no different. We want this time to serve as a way to engage students and keep education moving forward, but to do so in way that does not serve as an additional stressor during these challenging times.
As you know, on March 30, 2020, teachers and students transitioned from Flexible Instructional Days (FIDs) to remote/online learning. Seneca Valley Administration, Teachers and School Counselors have met over the past several weeks to discuss grading in this changing landscape. As such, they have decided to utilize a different approach for the final grading period.
Because learning looks different through the lens of each grade level, we broke it down into six academic grading bands (K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12). Each band addresses in detail how the third trimester/fourth nine weeks will proceed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. To review these details with charts, examples and videos, please view the information below. In addition, for our parents in grades 5-12, we have also posted the 2019-20 third nine weeks report cards via the SV Portal.
Thank you again for your support and understanding. We WILL get through this together!