Final Grades
 
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.


Schoology


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VFMS 6th Grade Blue Science with Mr. Prothero Schoology Group:
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Important SCHOOLOGY Symbols


 = excused from assignment
Does not count in calculation of grades.
Like an "X" in Pinnacle.

 
= Incomplete
Student still needs to turn in assignment, but it's not calculating toward the grade.  

 
 = Missing
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).
 
 


  
DAILY HOMEWORK.
Students typically lose points for...

        * incomplete, late, or missing 
        * no name or period number
        * sloppy work (ex. scribbling out errors vs erasing neatly)
        * inaccuracy
        * 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).  
 

 

Point value

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

0-9

2

3

4

10-19

2

4

6

20-29

3

6

9

30-39

4

8

12

40-49

5

10

15

50-59

6

12

18

60-69

7

14

21

70-79

8

16

24

80-89

9

18

27

90-100

10

20

30

 

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

  • Students should avoid emailing teachers about grades as they can easily speak with us in person during advisory.
Parents are always welcome to send questions to protherok@tesd.net.  Unless it is urgent, the parent should first speak with their child and student should have discussed assignment/grade directly with the teacher.

  •  Please understand that grades might not be posted until 1-2 weeks AFTER assignment has been turned in.
  •  Your child can let me know if you see a missing grade after this time has passed during advisory.
  •  Please look over assignment with your child first BEFORE contacting a teacher about a grade.
  •  Middle school grades do not go on high school transcripts for college. 
The next four years are the perfect time for students to learn and grow from their mistakes.
A 4 out of 5 on a homework assignment or an 89 on their sixth grade report card will not hurt their chances of getting into a university. 
 
  • Please do NOT focus on the FINAL grade at the start of a marking period.
At the start of any marking period, one low score might really alter a students grade until other work is turned in.  It is not worthwhile to look at the final grade until significant points have been assigned.  
 
  • Parents might want to think back to when they were in middle school and imagine what it would be like if their own parents could see every single assignment grade between report cards. 
  •  Not every assignment is graded.
  • Due dates on Schoology might not match up perfectly with the actual due date.  One reason is to keep assignments in a certain order on Schoology.  
  • Assignment books are more accurate.   
  • Students should mainly focus on what is due NOW and in the near future rather than on past grades that can't be changed.
  • Students do not receive a grade for Advisory.

 


 

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).