GRADING AND REPORTING (5-8)
Tests, quizzes, written assignments, promptness in submitting work, extent of contributions to class discussion, performance in relation to level of ability and the subject teachers’ personal opinions are included in determining grades for any one of the four marking periods.
The following “letter” system of marking is used for all subjects:
A - Excellent: does superior quality work; capable of independent work;
excellent initiative and leadership; has broad grasp of ideas
B - Good: does good quality work; steady, good progress; good initiative; has good grasp of ideas
C - Average: does average quality work;steady, but not rapid progress; needs
Direction and leadership; grasps main ideas.
F - Failure: does unsatisfactory work; very little or no progress; does not
follow directions; does not grasp main
I - Incomplete: some course requirements have not
been completed. Upon completion, and approval of the teacher,
the appropriate grade will be recorded.
Numerical ranges for letter grades:
Based on a 4.0 system of grades with A = 4.0, the following is the numerical range for letter grades:
A+ (97-100) = 4.333 C+ (77-79) = 2.333
A (93-96) = 4.000 C (73-76) = 2.000
A- (90-92) = 3.670 C- (70-72) = 1.670
B+ (87-89) = 3.333 F Below 70 = 0
B (83-86) = 3.000
B- (80-82) = 2.670
REPORT CARDS (5-8)
Report cards are issued four times during the school year. Hard copies will be sent home.
Only the envelope needs to be signed by the parent/guardian and returned within 3 school days after the date of issuance.
HONOR ROLL (5-8)
A student’s grade point average includes Related Arts courses, as well as Band and Chorus. Students with a grade of C+ or lower in any graded course will not be eligible for Honor Roll in the quarter it was earned.
Students achieving a grade point average of 3.20 or above will be placed on the Honor Roll for the marking period. Those achieving a 3.80 or above will be placed on the High Honor Roll.
POWER SCHOOL PARENT ACCESS GRADES 5-12
Statistics have proven that regular communication between a child's parent/guardian and school staff members increases the effectiveness of the child’s education. As a parent/guardian, PowerSchool Parent Access will allow you to view your child’s academic progress at powerschool.svpanthers.org using any internet-accessible computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Available information will include items such as: overall grades, individual assignment grades, and daily attendance.
Parents/Guardians access the PowerSchool system by using a user ID and password provided by the school's main office for each student. See below for directions on how to obtain a user ID and password.
Parent/Guardian Access Directions - GRADES 5 to 12
If you have more than one child currently enrolled in the district, each child will receive their own personal and confidential ID and password for you to access their information. To obtain your ID and password, please visit (contact) the main office of your child’s school during regular school hours.
To access PowerSchool, it is recommended to access through a web browser at this time. You can access PowerSchool through a web browser by logging in here.
The following information has been shared with the students from the SVSD Technology Department:
The Technology Department is aware that students are having difficulty with the Powerschool App on their iPads.There is a work around... On the iPad, launch Safari, the web browser. Type in Powerschool.svpanthers.org/
public. Make sure it says public in the URL, not teachers, guardian or anything else, so they are logging in to the correct portal, this is a common mistake. They will then enter their Web ID and PW and it should work just fine. This is a much better way to access their grades.The students can email Ms. Prindible, firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain their log in information. Again, to obtain parent access, please contact the MS officeRETENTION/SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY (SLA) (5-8)
Students are required to satisfactorily pass (grade of A, B, C or C-) Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science. Failing more than two subjects will result in retention per school district policy. In order to pass to the next grade, students failing one or two of these subjects must attend and pass Summer Learning Academy (SLA) at the student’s cost. SLA MAY be in the form of virtual learning via an internet course.
The school district provides a four week summer program to students who have failed one and/or two subjects (Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies). This program is designed to determine the student’s present mastery level in a specific subject area, and individually advance his/her content knowledge and skills to “catch up” and be successful at the next grade level. Students with a “marginal” report card benefit from this program by minimizing summer regression, which occurs when students vacation from the continuity and structure of the academic setting.
Parents are invited to contact the middle school counselors for detailed information about Summer Learning Academy.
We provide Remediation from 2:30 to 3:00 and transportation starting about 3:45. Teachers are available to support students during Remediation. If a student is failing a subject Mandatory Remediation will be put into place for the student. Also, we will provide support for students during the morning PAW period if neccessary based on a student's need and level of support. We have homework time available from 3 to 3:45. This time is monitored by a teacher for students to find a space to work on homework.
PAW Team Support: 7:42 - 8:17
Remediation/Mandatory Remediation: 2:30 - 3:00
Homework Time: 3:00 - 3:45
An excerpt from the Saucon Valley School District Policy states:
Students who do not meet the minimum credit requirement will not be promoted to the next grade level. They will remain at their current grade level until the promotion credit minimum has been achieved. Students who are eligible for Summer Learning Academy may remediate their grades in an attempt to meet the credit requirement of promotion. At the elementary and middle school, if a student fails two (2) or more of the designated subjects, s/he will be required to repeat the same grade level at the recommendation of the principal.
Please read Board Policy 215 in its entirety