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Grading Guidance

The South Point teachers have had numerous opportunities to review the grading documents shared with school districts by the Minnesota Department of Education. The South Point Learning Community has met as a staff and in grade-level teams to determine how best to meet the needs of our students and Community Stakeholders. Grading is very important to our school, students, parents, and the greater community. After contemplating the guidance shared by MDE the South Point Staff and Stakeholders have developed consensus around core-grading principles for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

* Student grades should not be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

* The third quarter grades will be used as a baseline for the fourth quarter grades.

* If a child has demonstrated marked improvement, grading may be adjusted up based on teacher discretion.

South Point School greatly appreciates the hard work students, parents, and teachers have invested in our Distance Learning Program. We thank you for your extraordinary work and dedication.

MDE

Grades that are documented during the time period of March 16 through June 30 of 2020 reflect the Distance Learning period resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Future use of these grades for academic placement, admission, acceleration, or remediation is discouraged and should only be used with caution after balancing the information against student performance in other grading periods.