Fourth Quarter grades for students in grades 6-12 are available in Powerschool; report cards being mailed

Dear Families:

I am writing to offer you a summary of the district’s End of Year Secondary Grading & Report Cards.  I hope you find this document helpful but encourage you to reach out to your child’s Guidance Counselor, principal, assistant principal, dean or academic head if you (or your child) have any questions. 

As a reminder, below is a link to our “Q4 Guiding Tenets and Grading Outline for Families” that was previously shared and provides specific information on S-G’s framework for grading students in Quarter 4.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nYOPnTgLnCp5UqD0P1IIcQBfONdpH5vfcsezvKKFJfo/edit?usp=sharing

All families will receive a Final Report Card in the mail during the week of June 29th, 2020.

Highlights of the End of Year Secondary Report Card:

  • For Quarter 4: students have been assigned a grade of either “P” for passing or “INC” for incomplete.  
  • There are no numeric grades being assigned for Quarter 4.  
  • There is no GPA generated for students in Quarter 4.
  • Being that Quarter 4 only has letter grading there are no numeric grades to calculate a Quarter 4 GPA. 
  • Final Averages for YEAR LONG classes:  There are 3 possible grades that a Secondary student can be assigned for their Final Average on their End of Year Report Card:

1.    A grade of “P” for passing:

a.    A grade of P signifies that the student has successfully demonstrated evidence of learning for the year in that respective course.

b.   A grade of P applies course credit to the student’s permanent transcript.

c.   A grade of P does not carry any numeric value and is NOT calculated into a student’s Cumulative Average.

2.  A grade of “INC” for incomplete:

a.  A grade of INC signifies that the student has not successfully demonstrated evidence of learning for the year in that respective course.  

b.  If a student receives an INC for a class and there is a Virtual Summer School option to recover that class the student’s family has already been contacted by either the student’s Guidance Counselor or building administrator.  If you have more questions about a student’s assigned grade of INC please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor, principal, assistant principal, dean or academic head.

c.  A grade of INC does not carry any numeric value and is NOT calculated into a student’s Cumulative Average.

3.  A numeric grade (ex: 88%):

a.  A student received a numeric average for their Final Average if they successfully passed Quarters 1 and 2.

b.  If a student successfully passed Quarters 1, 2 and 4 this school year they received an additional 3 points added to their Final Average score (please see our “Q4 Guiding Tenets and Grading Outline for Families” linked above for details of calculating this Final Average scenario).

c.  If a student is enrolled in a college level credit bearing course they may have received a numeric grade per the college’s guidelines.  These UHS/college courses are not eligible for the 3 point increase to their Final Average that Scotia-Glenville instituted, at local level, for our other year long, non-college credit courses.

d.  A numeric grade WILL be calculated into a student’s Cumulative Average.

  • Final Averages for SEMESTER or QUARTER long classes:  No numeric averages are assigned for Semester long or Quarter long classes at the Secondary level.
  • Students have been assigned a grade for these courses of either 
  • “P” for passing (or) 
  • “INC” for incomplete
  • A letter grade of P or INC does not carry any numeric value and will NOT be calculated into a student’s Cumulative Average.
  • For all June 2020 Regents & Checkpoint examinations:
  • All New York State exams (including Regents) have been cancelled. The NYS Education Department will allow students to earn Regents diploma credit if they pass the respective course linked to that Regents examination.
  • Students will receive a grade of “E” for Exempt on their permanent record for these exams in the 2019-20 school year.
  • If a student is exempted from a Regents exam in the 2019-20 school year, the student is credited for that Regents exam as part of his or her diploma pathway and will not need to take this exam again in the future. This exemption also applies to students who are working toward an advanced diploma or honors designation.
  • Cumulative Average displayed on Report Cards: High School Students Only
  • High School students will see their Overall High School Cumulative Average displayed on their End of Year Report Cards.
  • This Cumulative Average refers to a student’s average of all courses taken during their High School career; usually referred to as a student’s GPA or Grade Point Average.
  • This Cumulative Average does not include a course where a student earned a grade of P for passing or INC for incomplete.