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What parents need to know about report cards
Student report cards for spring will be available to view on the Parent Square website after Thursday, June 4th. Parents will receive a text message that their child's report card is visible in Parent Square with a link that will take them directly to their student's report card. Parents will receive a separate text with a separate link for each child's report card.

In accordance with the California Department of Education’s guidance, SMBSD’s student report cards will hold students harmless for their 2020 spring grades as our school campuses were closed and students were distance learning. Student grades will not be lowered for any grading period during the closure.

Junior high report card grades will be recorded as either “Credit” or “NA”, along with specific feedback for the mark. Junior high teachers will use “Credit” for students who showed academic progress prior to the closure, and who engaged, or attempted to engage, in work assigned throughout the distance learning period of the 2019-2020 school year.

Those junior high students who did not engage or attempt to engage in the work assigned, or any part of distance learning, will be given a grade of NA, meaning Not Applicable. Parents should understand that a grade of “NA” given for lack of participation in distance learning will not require a student to repeat a grade or a subject. However this lack of participation will likely result in gaps in the student’s learning.

Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade report cards will note the students’ academic progress as of March 13, 2020, the last day in physical classrooms. For those students who have shown academic progress during distance learning, a report card may note improvement with a higher grade.

Note: The Distance Learning Report Card Policy described above is only in effect for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Published: Wed Jun 03 11:04:23 PDT 2020