EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - This is the full text of Dr. Victor Valeski's message regarding grading procedures for the third marking period in the East Brunswick Public Schools:
Good Morning East Brunswick Community,
This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools.
I’d like to express my continued appreciation for the hard work and effort that our students and staff are exhibiting during distance learning. I also appreciate and recognize the tremendous contributions our families are making to support student learning during this time. The social media posts showing student/family participation in authentic learning activities are impressive and inspiring. Engaging with our school community in this virtual way has allowed us to see creativity, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of learning - something we strive for in our classrooms every day that we are together.
Important Grading Information:
3rd Marking period grades will be posted on the Parent Portal on April 20, 2020. 4th Marking period grading guidance is as follows:
For Elementary Grades K-5:
During this time of distance learning, there are many variables and constraints that preclude us from conventionally assessing our K-5 students the way we would with a traditional elementary report card. In order to recognize our students' effort and growth during distance learning, teachers will provide ongoing feedback on each student’s progress in lieu of a traditional report card.
For Secondary Grades 6-12:
For our secondary students, grades will be recorded and a report card will be issued. Grades will be based on participation and assignments. All students will be exempt from final exams. Students will be graded weekly so they can track their progress in each class. Teachers will update grades in Genesis weekly. Parent Access will remain viewable. Students may request a course be graded Pass/Fail for 4th marking period by contacting their teacher and/or school counselor. Additional details regarding 4th marking period grading will be shared with you in the near future by your child’s principal.
As always, I remain confident that all students will maintain academic integrity and put forth their finest efforts. Thank you for the commitment you’ve shown in partnering with your child’s teachers to maintain the East Brunswick Public Schools’ high expectations for teaching and learning!
I wish the best for each of you and your families.