Distance Learning Grading Presentation

Due to the transition to distance learning, we have had to adjust our grading policies and practices for the duration of this year.  To provide clarity we have created this presentation.  You can simply view the presentation here.  This link provides a voiceover explanation of the presentation.  (Google Chrome is the preferred browser)  

If after viewing this presentation you still have general questions, please reach out to the assistant principal below based on your last name.  If you have a specific teacher and/or department question, please reach out to the assistant principal that supervises that department.    

Assistant Principal

Student Last Name 

Departments Supervised

Mrs. Mary Landis (mflandis@fcps.edu

Sem - Z

  • English
  • Special Education - Category B
  • Library                                            

Mr. James Oberndorf (jpoberndorf@fcps.edu

Ip - Miz

  • AVID
  • Special Education - Category A
  • World Languages  

Mr. Sal Olivo (sdolivo@fcps.edu

A - C

  • ESOL
  • Math
  • Visual Arts                          

Ms. Martha Rodeheaver (myrodeheaver@fcps.edu

D - In

  • CTE
  • Performing Arts 
  • Science                              

Mr. Larry Stroud (lcstroud@fcps.edu

Mj - Sel 

  • Health and Physical Education 
  • Social Studies

 

 

Contents from the April 24 Community Message:

Third Quarter

Third quarter has been extended to Friday, May 1st. Teachers may continue to work with students to close out the third quarter and accept assignments through that date.

  • Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module will now be closed from Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m. 

 

Fourth Quarter

Fourth Quarter Timeline:  While third quarter work is being accepted until May 1st, fourth quarter work has been assigned to students.  Any new work will be entered into fourth quarter gradebooks beginning Monday, May 4th

Providing Feedback to Students/Parents and Monitoring Progress: Teachers should provide feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement. 

  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade 
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS, though weekly emails will not be sent since there will not be a quarter 4 grade 
  • For teachers using a Rolling Gradebook or a Standards Based Gradebook, students may not submit assignments/assessments from quarters 1, 2 or 3 for regrading during quarter 4. Standards that continue to be part of quarter 4 coursework, may be marked as proficient, attempted or not attempted. 

 

Calculating Final Grades

Final Exams: There will be no final exam and/or culminating activity included as part of the final course grade calculation this year.

Year-Long Courses - Calculating Final Grade 

  • Teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by one grade distribution (B to B+), based on demonstrated proficiency of quarter 4 learning. 
  • A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:
    • Average of Qtrs 1, 2, & 3
    • Average of Qtrs 1, 2, & 3 w/1 grade distribution increase consideration
    • 1st Semester Grade
    • 1st Semester Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration
  • For Rolling Gradebook a student’s final grade will be the highest of the following::
    • Quarter 3 grade
    • Quarter 3 Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration
    • 1st Semester Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration

 

Current Semester Courses - Calculating Final Grade

  • Schools/teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by two grade distributions (B to A-), based on demonstrated proficiency of Qtr 4 learning.  
  • A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:
    • Quarter 3 Average
    • Quarter 3 Average (w/up to a two grade distribution increase consideration)

 

Report Cards

Report Cards/Progress Reports: Report Cards/Progress Reports will be mailed centrally for both third and fourth quarters.

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. This option must be selected prior to May 12th to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

 

Last Day of School

The last day of school for all students (except seniors) is Friday, June 12.   Seniors’ last day of school is May 29. 

 

Summer Courses

Additional summer offerings and support through FCPS summer learning programming are being discussed and will be shared as soon as available pending developments with the state-wide closure of schools.