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Update on Grading, 3/18

Greetings Riverside Brookfield Families, Students and Staff,
 
The landscape of remotely educating students during the COVID-19 virus is constantly changing based on guidance from Governor Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH), and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Yesterday, ISBE provided an update on how grading should impact students during school closures due to COVID-19. The current recommendations on grading from ISBE are as follows:
 
   ISBE recommends that any student work completed during the mandated school closure not count toward student grades or otherwise impact a student’s academic standing.
 
 -   However, as we do not yet know the full extent of the closure and want to minimize any negative effects on students schools may allow student work to count during the closures ONLY to increase a student's academic standing.
 
What this means for our students is that any assignments completed during “Act of God” days can only help their grades for 4th quarter. While students will not be penalized for assignments that are not completed, those students who complete their e-learning assignments will have a head start in the fourth quarter both in their understanding of content / practice of skills and their grades. For example, if a teacher is covering content from Chapter 1 during e-learning, when school resumes from this closure, the teacher will begin class with Chapter 2. This does not apply to 3rd quarter grades. All 3rd quarter grades will be calculated as normal.
Schools may allow student work to count during the closures ONLY to increase a student's academic standing.
 
We will continue to provide updates as they are made available to us.
 
Dr. Hector Freytas, Principal
Mrs. Kylie Lindquist, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
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