Final grades on the report card are between 0 and 100.
The final grade is determined by points earned divided by the sum of the total points.
VFMS 6th Grade Blue Science with Mr. Prothero Schoology Group:
Important SCHOOLOGY Symbols
Does not count in calculation of grades.
Like an "X" in Pinnacle.
Student still needs to turn in assignment, but it's not calculating toward the grade.
Like a "Z" in Pinnacle
0 = zero
Student earned no credit for assignment; it calculates as zero and represents a FINAL GRADE for that assignment.
Blank no score entered at this time
Does not count in calculation of grades at this time.
Often seen when an assignment is posted but a score has not been entered yet.
It may take a few weeks for a grade to be entered after it is turned in.
There are a lot of students on our team, so thank you for being patient.
Note: Grades are rarely entered until all students have turned them in (or completed tests).
Students typically lose points for...
* incomplete, late, or missing
* no name or period number
* sloppy work (ex. scribbling out errors vs erasing neatly)
* lack of effort
* using pen
* no name or period #
* Not writing in complete sentences if responses to questions are on a separate paper.
Late / Missing Assignment Chart
The chart below details how many points will be deducted each day an assignment is late or missing.
Any assignment more than 3 school days late will receive a zero (no credit).
There might be occasional assignments where students might earn a ZERO if
it is NOT complete the day it is due.
The chart above does not apply to students who are absent from school when the assignment is due. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check-in with a reliable classmate and the teacher upon returning from an absence to coordinate assignments and due dates. Failure to do so could result in the loss of points on an assignment.
Beware of OGD and SDS
Do you check Schoology several times per day?
You might have
OGD (Obsessive Grade Disorder)
Do you never check Schoology and then are surprised at the report card grades?
It is possible that you suffer from
SDS (Schoology Deficiency Syndrome)
Checking once a week to look for red flags and missing work is probably the best way to utilize this resource.
Frequent Schoology Topics
The next four years are the perfect time for students to learn and grow from their mistakes.
Requesting Homework for Extended Absences
Please do not request homework assignments from teachers if the student is only going to be out for one day.
A study buddy (a reliable classmate) is the best person to contact for missing only one class.
For extended absences, send ONE email addressed to all the teachers on the team.
We can put together a sheet of assignments from the team and place the form and materials in the main office (or respond to email if no materials are needed).