An Update from your Mankato East Administration Team
April 16, 2021
Dear Students and Families,
Happy Spring! Although this week hasn't really felt spring-like, we're starting to appreciate the longer days and warmth in the air. These encouraging changes in the weather turn our thoughts to spring planning and wrapping up our school year. Although it's hard to believe, this unprecedented school year is coming to a close and, as we wrap up, there are a few changes we need to put on your schedule.
Last Week of School
Instead of a final exam schedule, we will run an assignment completion and credit recovery week June 1-4. This means that any student in good standing will not be required to attend school during the last week of June 1-4.
Based upon an individual student's academic standing and family preference there are a few options.
- Students who are failing a course are required to report to school on their normal schedule.
- Students who want to improve their grades should report to school on their normal schedule.
- Students who are satisfied with their grades are not required to attend school.
- Students who prefer to be in school or need to be in school to receive special services should report to school on their normal schedule.
Here are some things students and families can think through as they plan for the last week of school:
Why are we Changing the Schedule Again?
We are still operating under the Minnesota Department of Education and Governor Walz's Safe Learning Plan. The Safe Learning Plan states that school districts should make every attempt to "do no harm" to students' academic and future goals as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
By offering students an opportunity to complete work with direct assistance from their teachers during the last week of school, we can help students recover from some of the impacts that COVID 19 has had on their education over the past year. This could be the difference between passing a class and earning credit or not, and it's important that we give our students who need that extra time the opportunity to have it.
Grades and Reporting
No Credit (NC) indicates that you have not met the standards and requirements for the course. No Credit (NC) will not negatively impact your GPA, however, you may have to take the course over again or complete a credit recovery option to be eligible to graduate.
Grades 9 & 11
Grades 10 & 12