Special Edition

Q2 Grades and MAP Data

MAP and mClass Data Correction

Dear families,

The third grade team will be participating in a half-day data dive on Thursday, February 25th to go in-depth into our class scores. This data-dive will allow us to become experts on each student's abilities and the most appropriate strategies to support their learning moving forward. We will be more equipped to answer your questions after we are able to spend some quality time with the data. Finally, we are still waiting on some data to be complied. For these reasons I must amend the time frame published in yesterday's newsletter to the end of next week, not this week.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I am grateful for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Ms. Webster

A Message from Ms. Dechant

Dear Parents in Ms. Webster’s Class,

On the Quarter 2 report card, I have directed Ms. Webster to give the students either a “P” for passing, or a “NP” for not passing. The reason I made this decision is because the students did not have an adequate number of grades from Tuesday, October 28, through Friday, December 18, to accurately reflect their understanding and knowledge of the material covered.

After reviewing the grades that were entered into Home Base during this time period, we noted that the majority of the students were missing several assignments. In order to be fair to the students and not lower their grades and/or average for the year, it was in the best interest of all the students to report the grades as either passing ornot passing for Quarter 2.

Moving forward, students will receive a numerical grade for Quarter 3 and Quarter 4. I recognize that this situation is far from ideal; however, it was important to me that I made a decision that was in the best interest of all the students in this class.

If you have questions or concerns, you can call me on my direct line at 828-350-6506; or, you can schedule a conference with me to discuss your child’s grades and assessments for Quarter 2. Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this matter.


Kimberly J. Dechant