KSD eSpotlight for K-5 Families

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dear KSD Elementary Families,

The Kirkwood School District is using a mastery-based report this year to provide families with feedback about K-5 student learning. This replaces the 1-2-3-4 rubric used in recent years for report cards. As mentioned in October, we will use this process for the entire school year, regardless of the instructional model in place. Student reports for the second quarter are now available to K-5 families via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, using directions found below. These will be available online through January 15.

  1. Use THIS LINK to log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you need to recover a password for an existing account, or if you need to create an Infinite Campus parent account, please complete this form.

  2. Once you are logged into Infinite Campus, click on the menu bars (top left), then Documents, then the report you want to review (Report Card - Elementary 2021).

  3. For other questions or issues with Infinite Campus please contact icportal@kirkwoodschools.org.

As a reminder, our report card includes two parts:

  • A report noting student performance on grade level priority standards for math, English/language arts, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning. For additional information about the priority standards, visit kirkwoodschools.org/prioritystandards.

  • Narrative teacher comments that provide additional information about student learning and feedback specific to performance in these areas. Narrative comments often provide parents with the most valuable insights specific to your child, in support of reports that note progress toward identified standards.

Students may receive one of the following marks for each priority standard that has been taught.

  • Met - Skills noted in this standard were observed independently during this quarter, either via student work or online conferences.

  • Developing - Skills noted in this standard were not yet mastered independently, either via student work or online conferences.

  • Not Observed - There has not yet been ample opportunity to observe the use of skills noted in this standard. Not Observed does not necessarily mean a student has not mastered a skill, only that evidence of mastery was not collected.

Our goal is for all students to master skills noted in our priority standards by the end of the school year. Because these are year-long expectations, many standards have not been taught during quarters one and two. Any standard that has not yet been taught will be left blank at this time.

Special area teachers and gifted specialists provide feedback at the end of quarters two and four on any standards for which they were able to gather evidence of learning. Please note that feedback provided by specials teachers may vary by student, depending on work submission, especially for those who have changed teachers and/or have been learning online via KSD At Home.

Additional information can be found on our KSD website, including sample report cards, information about priority standards, and lists of standards that were likely addressed through first quarter instruction. We encourage families to review these resources at kirkwoodschools.org/prioritystandards.

Thank you for your continued support of our students and the Kirkwood School District.

Take care and be well,

Bryan Painter

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction