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MMSD Key Beliefs about Grading

  • Grades reflect daily teaching and learning
  • Grades are a communication and feedback tool for students and families
  • Grades must be consistent, accurate, and transparent reflections of our students’ progress towards mastery of standards and skills 
  • Grading practices should support our district vision that learning is a process; effective grading includes providing multiple opportunities for our students to learn and demonstrate their knowledge while building a growth mindset.

 

As we come to the end of the semester, teachers are currently working on entering final semester grades for students. These grades will be finalized by the end of the day on January 28th and should be posted on student transcripts by February 1st.. Here is the revised grading scale for teachers to use during the 2021-22 school year.

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At this point the district has not changed any of its protocols regarding isolation and quarantine. Staff and students who are diagnosed with COVID still need to isolate 10 days from their symptom onset or the date the test was collected if asymptomatic. Staff and students who are close contacts and fully vaccinated should be tested, but do not have to quarantine. Close contacts who are not fully vaccinated will need to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days.

 

If your child has symptoms of illness (even if they are minor) he/she should stay home and receive a PCR test. They can return to school when negative results are received. Please remember to fill out the MMSD health screen that is emailed daily.

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Here’s an important update on Bridge Days and Missing Work: Please be aware that we have shifted our deadline for students to turn in or redo assignments and assessments from the semester (not including the current unit) to Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 (we had previously communicated a due date of January 7). Additionally, a reminder that if a student does not have a grade of C or higher in a class and they still have the possibility of passing a course, they should plan to attend bridge days on January 19 and 20 (see West’s Bridge Week schedule here), so they can redo or complete missing assignments/ assessments. 

 

For detailed information, please see West’s First Semester Bridge Week and Grading Guidance.

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