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ACADEMICS
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Academics
 
Grading (Note:  Subject to change based on Principal’s   preference)
 
Students in first through second grade are not assigned letter grades on the A-F scale. The following symbols or scales are used to evaluate their academic performance:
 
 Grades 1 - 2
 
I        = Achieves independently
P       = Progressing toward achieving
NT     = Needs time to develop

A blank means not evaluated at this time
 
A A- B+ B 96.00 - 100.00%
91.00 – 95.99%
89.00 – 90.99%
85.00 – 88.99%
Excellent Excellent Above Average Above Average
B- C+ C C- D+ 81.00 – 84.99%
79.00 – 80.99%
75.00 – 78.99%
71.00 – 74.99%
69.00 – 70.00%
Above Average Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Below Average
D D- F I M 65.00 – 68.99%
61.00 – 64.99%
30.00%
 
0.00%
Below Average Below Average Unsatisfactory Incomplete Missing
 
Grades 3 – 8
 Parent-Teacher Conferences
 
Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled at the close of the first, second, and third grading periods. Additional conferences may be scheduled if considered needed by either parent or teacher.
 
Homework
 
Students can expect to have homework, and, occasionally, special projects that will need to be done at home. In grades 5-8 we strongly recommend that students spend at least 30 minutes per school night reading trade books, magazines, newspapers, etc. Also, at least 30 additional minutes a day should be set aside at home to do homework. If a child does not have any homework on a given day, we recommend that he use this additional time to read a book or to write in a journal. Having a set time every evening will form positive study habits that will help your child throughout his/her entire educational experience.
 
Standardized Testing
 
Each fall, the school administers national achievement tests (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) to students in grades 3-8. The test results are discussed at the parent-teacher conferences at the end of the second marking period.
 
Mandated Reporting

By state law, all teachers are mandated to report all cases of suspected child abuse or neglect.