We wanted to remind parents of the grading procedures that we are using during this time of distance learning and provide you with specific requirements for passing grades.
All grades are a PASS or INCOMPLETE for the 4th Quarter.
To earn a PASSING grade, a student must complete 50% of the activities throughout this distance learning window. Clearly, we would like students to complete all of the assigned work each week, but understand that this may be difficult which is why there is flexibility built into the grading. Our goal is that ALL students can earn a PASSING grade by completing at least 50% of the work. (Below is what at least 50% means during this distance learning time.)
*Math - Dreambox - Engage for at least 263 minutes or 37 minutes a week.
*Language Arts - LexiaCore - Engage for at least 263 minutes or 37 minutes a week.
*Social Studies - Complete at least 3 out of 6 tasks posted between 5/4 - 6/12.
*Science - Complete at least 3 out of the 6 tasks posted between 5/4 - 6/12.
*Health - Complete at least 3 out of the 6 tasks posted between 5/4 - 6/12.
*Related Arts - Complete at least 2 out of the 5 tasks in EACH class (art, PE, music, media) posted between 5/11 - 6/12.
Beginning May 18 teachers began offering an ELA and a MATH check-in each week. Teachers sent a message out last week to identify their new schedule. This replaces the previous check-in schedules. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
Howard County Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. Distance learning schedules will be adjusted for the week to accommodate this school closure day. All tasks will be posted on Tuesday, May 26th and there will be no google meet sessions on Monday, May 25th.
All four inclement weather make up days identified on the school calendar have been used, plus two additional days. HCPSS will apply for a waiver of five days with the Maryland State Department of Education. If the waiver is granted, which we fully anticipate it will be, the last day of school for students will be Tuesday, June 23, 2020. We will update families and provide last day scheduling information as soon as the final decision is announced.