Dear Wendler Families,
As this first quarter of the 2020/21 school year draws to a close, we have certainly come a long way in understanding how to teach and learn during a pandemic. Every aspect of education has been touched and changed by the unique challenges confronting us this school year; you and your student are commended for your efforts this school year. We know that things have not been easy, and we look forward to the renewed energy and optimism that come with the start of a new quarter.
At all levels of the district, we know that students and families have often struggled with online learning and other challenges that come with working and learning from home. These struggles have led many students to perform below their normal levels and the district is committed to helping learners make up for areas of difficulty.
For this reason, during the 2020/21 school year, Middle School students who earned less than a 60% in a class will be given an Incomplete “I” grade with the expectation that they will make up this grade during our summer extension program. Their final grade for these courses will be posted following the summer extension opportunity: students who make progress will receive their new, higher grade; students who do not make progress or do not participate will receive an F grade at that time. Our hope is that your student will take advantage of this extended time to learn the content in these courses and improve their grade.
If you have any questions about this change to our grading process or the summer extension opportunity, please reach out to your school’s administrator or counselor.
Mr. Wilson (Principal, Wendler Middle School)