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Procedure 2420 - GRADING AND PROGRESS REPORTS PROCEDURE

HIGH SCHOOLS
The district recognizes that report cards are the official district progress reports. The district also recognizes the value of maintaining open and regular communication with parents and students; and also when possible, parents and students should be informed if students are in danger of failing.

Student's Progress Report (2420F) is designed to keep parents and students informed at other times during the semester. Teachers are especially encouraged to send to parents the Student's Progress Report, whether positive or negative, for all students near the mid-point of each quarter. Such a report will be required for any student whose grade is a "D" or an "F" and is at risk of failing at the approximate mid-point of the second and fourth quarters. In such instances, the teacher will obtain the student's signature on all copies of such "D" and "F" progress reports. The teacher will also be responsible to send a copy to the appropriate counselor. A copy will be provided the student which will be shared with the parent and signed by the parent, and returned to the teacher for his/her file. The student will be responsible for obtaining the parent's signature. It is especially important to provide documentation when failing grades are challenged by students or parents alleging that sufficient warning had not been provided.

Teachers will have the prerogative to use an alternate written method of providing progress reports for "D" and "F" students but they must have a record of so doing and they must have a verification system that indicates that the student has been provided a progress report at the approximate mid-point of the second and fourth quarters. If a student has not been informed of the possibility of a failure, then that student should not be failed unless there are extenuating circumstances which would justify the failure. This cannot be construed to mean a student cannot fail a class if not identified as a "D" or "F" student at mid-quarter. An example of such an extenuating circumstance would be when a large portion of a grade is determined by a major assignment or assignments and/or test(s) which represents a substantial portion of the grade for this period and which is not due until after the mid-quarter progress reports have been sent. It is also recognized that a student can discontinue performing in a class after mid-quarter to the extent that a failing grade is justified. In cases where a student will receive an "F" because of circumstances that occurred after mid-quarter, the teacher will notify the student of such and the student will be responsible to inform the parent if sufficient time remains before the end of the semester; e.g., two weeks. Teachers will be expected to have documentation to support the extenuating circumstance in such instances.

High school principals will inform parents annually that students have the responsibility to obtain parents' signatures on progress reports and encourage parents to question their children in this regard.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

The district recognizes that the quarter and semester report cards are the official district progress reports. The district also recognizes the value of maintaining open and regular communication with parents and students; and al so when possible, parents and students should be informed if students are in danger of failing.

Student's Progress Report (2420F) is designed to keep parents and students informed at other times during the semester. Teachers are especially encouraged to send to parents the Student's Progress Report, whether positive or negative, for all students near the mid-point of each quarter. Such a report will be required for any student whose grade is a "D" or an "F" and is at risk of failing at the approximate mid-point of each quarter. In such instances, the teacher will notify the student of such "D" and "F" progress reports. The teacher will also be responsible to send a copy to the appropriate counselor. A copy may be provided the student or mailed to the parent to be signed by the parent, and returned to the teacher for his/her file. The student/parent will be responsible for returning the signed report to the school

Teachers will have the prerogative to use an alternate written method of providing progress reports for "D" and "F" students but they must have a record of so doing and they must have a verification system that indicates that the student has been provided a progress report at the approximate mid-point of each quarter. If a student has not been informed of the possibility of a failure, then that student should not be failed unless there are extenuating circumstances which would justify the failure. This cannot be construed to mean a student cannot fail a class if not identified as a "D" or "F" student at mid-quarter. An example of such an extenuating circumstance would be when a large portion of a grade is determined by a major assignment or assignments and/or test(s) which represents a substantial portion of the grade for this period and which is not due until after the mid-quarter progress reports have been sent. It is also recognized that a student can discontinue performing in a class after mid-quarter to the extent that a failing grade is justified. In cases where a student will receive an "F" because of circumstances that occurred after mid-quarter, the teacher will notify the student via a progress report if sufficient time remains before the end of the semester; e.g., two weeks. Teachers should attempt to notify parents/guardian by telephone if two weeks or less remains. Teachers will be expected to have documentation to support the extenuating circumstance in such instances.

Middle school principals will inform parents/guardians annually that their signatures on progress reports are necessary and encourage parents to question their children in this regard.

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: November 21, 1988
Revised by the Board: 09.95