Remote Learning Grading Policy

Posted April 16, 2020

Dear DMLK Middle School Parents and Students,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this challenging time. As Superintendent Cordova shared last week, DPS has provided updated guidance on how grading will work for students in 6th through 8th grade. We want to share more specific details with you on how grading will work at our school, so you and your student know what to expect in the weeks ahead.

The grades students earned in each course as of April 6, 2020 (the day before our first week of remote learning), will be the lowest possible grades they can receive for this semester — as long as students continue to engage in learning in accordance with our school’s Remote Learning Plan. During this time of remote learning, it is vital that your students remain engaged in the lessons from their teachers. These lessons will be focusing on the key understandings and big ideas that students will need to be successful in
their future educational career.

Middle School Students

  • All DMLK MS (middle school) students will receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D or no credit) for the spring semester.
  • Students will start with the grade earned as of April 6th. Remote learning participation can help their grade; however, it cannot harm a student’s grade.
    • IE: A student who had a F as of April 6th, can increase their grade to a D or higher with participation in remote learning.
    • IE: A student who had a C as of April 6th and did not participate in remote learning will keep a C for their spring semester grade.
  • Students should be receiving weekly feedback on their progress towards mastery of essential ideas/standards based work

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to improve remote learning over the coming weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me with additional questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Kimberly Grayson
Principal