The Hollister School District is pleased to announce the grading policies in place for the remainder of 2019-2020. Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to providing learning opportunities through the end of the school year. Most importantly, there will be no assignment of grades for assignments submitted during the campus closures. However students may use these learning opportunities to improve their grades by demonstrating consistent effort and submitting quality work. Students (grades TK-3rd) have learning packets that are prepared by their teachers who regularly check in with them. Students (grades 4-8) have weekly Google Classroom activities and assignments prepared by their teachers with online opportunities to meet with their teacher in a small group or classroom format. Teachers are already providing feedback about the learning activities submitted and through online participation. There will be no “official” grading, however students may use these learning opportunities to improve their grades.
How will students (grades TK-5) be assigned Report Cards for Trimester 3?
Trimester 3 End of the Year Report Cards will consist of teacher comments that take into consideration student progress throughout the distance learning activities.
How will students (grades 6-8) be assigned Report Cards for 2nd Semester?
Students will not be issued grades for assignments related to online learning. However, students do have the opportunity to improve their prior grades based on effort, performance, and as determined by the teacher which can be calculated into the final grade averaged. Final Grades will be issued based on an average of Semester 1 and Semester 2 Grades.
Superintendent Diego Ochoa said, “We felt that it was important to ensure that students and parents did not ensure the stress of receiving punitive grades for work assigned during the campus closures. We were also very concerned about the reality that not every child has high speed internet access in their home due to financial issues. That said, our teachers are reporting very high levels of student engagement in online learning, so we’re feeling good about that data.”
For more information, please contact Director of Educational Services, Caroline Calero at email@example.com.