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At-home learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation. The 2020-21 budget vote and board elections will be conducted by absentee ballot only. Qualified voters must return ballots to the district by 5 p.m. on June 9. 

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Fourth quarter grading information

Dear parents and guardians,

We would like to share important information about how students will be graded in the fourth quarter as at-home learning continues for the remainder of the school year. Our at-home learning plans continue to be updated regularly, and we encourage our students to continue their school work every weekday.

How will Harry Hoag Elementary students be graded for the fourth quarter?

Harry Hoag Elementary students will not receive traditional report card grades in the fourth quarter. Teachers will use an alternative grading system based on a 1-3 scale, with 3 being the highest possible score. Only core subjects will be scored. Students’ grades will be based on showing evidence of learning, participation in the at-home learning plan and meeting grade-level expectations.

How will Jr./Sr. High School students be graded for the fourth quarter?

Grading for the fourth quarter has been revised. Grades will be based on student work that is completed. All students will receive a Pass/Fail, however they will also be assigned a numeric score so they are able to receive a final average.

  • Exceeds Mastery of Content: Students at this level demonstrate they have exceeded mastery of content through assignments, projects, journals, discussions, tests, quizzes, etc. or they are performing in the range of 90-100. Students will receive a score of 95 that will be calculated towards their final average.
  • Mastery of Content: Students at this level have achieved mastery of content as evidenced by assignments, projects, journals, discussions, tests, quizzes, etc. or they are performing in the range of 80-89. Students will receive a score of 85 that will be calculated towards their final average.
  • Meeting Content: Students at this level demonstrate they have met content through assignments, projects, journals, discussions, tests, quizzes, etc. or they are performing in the range of 65-79. Students will receive a score of 75 that will be calculated towards their final average.
  • Partially Meeting Content: Students at this level demonstrate they have partially met content as evidenced by assignments, projects, journals, discussions, tests, quizzes, etc. or they are performing in the range of 0-64. Students will receive a score of 60 that will be calculated towards their final average.

For second semester classes, students will receive a Pass/Fail. They will not receive a numeric grade since teachers only met with students for 5 weeks.

Determining a final average for Jr./Sr. High School students

The following percentages will be used to determine a final average for each student:

  • Q1 – 36%
  • Q2 – 36%
  • Midterm – 10%
  • Q3 – 0% (P/I/F)
  • Q4 – 18%

Students with a final average below a 65 will not receive course credit. However, students will be given the opportunity to earn credit (most likely in the summer via a virtual summer school program).

Local exams are canceled

We have made the decision to cancel final exams, in line with the state cancelling the June and August Regents exams.

We’re here to help

Even though our school buildings remain closed for the rest of the academic year, please know that we are still here for you. If you are having trouble accessing the at-home learning plans that are linked to our website, please reach out to your child’s teacher or school building principal. Please consider sending an email for a quicker response, as school phones are not monitored on a daily basis. Staff members are only in the buildings on a limited basis because of the school closure.

We know these are challenging times, and we appreciate your ongoing cooperation and support.

Sincerely,

Lauren Crisman, Principal of the Harry Hoag Elementary School
lauren.crisman@fortplain.org

Deborah Larrabee, Principal of the Jr./Sr. High School
deborah.larrabee@fortplain.org