End of Marking Period
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
As most of you are aware, the end of the marking period is soon approaching. Even though I was at jury duty for the month of October, I did keep up on my assignments and grading. Everything that has been turned in has been graded, and those assignments that have NOT been handed will be accepted until 11/2.
Please sit with your child and look at their SYNC grades. Take notice of any missing assignments and due dates. As long as we all work together, we can keep the kids on track, and make sure they are not missing assignment due dates.
In addition, I offered an "optional" project - I did this because I was fearful averages may fall after taking the new online end of unit assessment. This is optional, and of course, students who are confident in their performance may not feel the necessity to complete it - this is fine.
However, it has also come to my attention that the answers to the end of unit test have been discovered online. This is a problem, but I am forced to give the students the benefit of the doubt, and hope that a minority of them looked at them, and the majority did not. I think when the scores come out, it will be obvious who discovered them and who did not.
Maybe if you remember, have a conversation with your child about the value of honesty and integrity. Passing a test with 100 while cheating is not as valuable as passing a test with a 92 in which you worked really hard and proved your understanding of the material.
I wish you all a wonderful day, and will send an update on our next unit within a few days.