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This week marks the beginning of the second quarter. As a reminder, students, please complete online attendance for the days not in school.
The first quarter ends on October 7, 2021. We will mail out student grade reports the following week. Currently, we are seeing students who are failing courses or have low grades because they are not completing assignments provided by the teacher. Please help your student make time at home to complete homework. Check your student’s grades in the PowerSchool Parent Portal or call your child’s counselor to contact the teachers for further discussion. All online students should be logging into Edgenuity every day and completing work for each assigned class. Online work is not self-paced. A student should complete 50% of each class during the first quarter to be on track to finish by the end of the semester. Your child’s counselor has discussed these requirements with students. If you would like further information, please call your child’s respective counselor (9/10 grades – Ella Tsosie; 11/12 grades – Charlene Kirk).
The first quarter grade is half of the average for the semester grade which earns a student credit for a class. If a student’s grade is below 60%, it is possible that the student can fail a class when the scores are averaged, resulting in no credit for the class. If a student fails a class, they will need to make up the course in credit recovery or summer school. Failure to do so can result in a student not completing all requirements to graduate on time. Please discuss the importance of completing homework and doing well in class.
In addition to completing assignments for class, attendance is also another component of student success. Please have your child attend school on the day they are assigned (A or B) and check in on Google Classroom when they are not scheduled to be in-person. All online students are to check in on Google Classroom every day. If a student does not have Internet at home to check in, please call to notify the school.