Report Cards and Retention Policy


Grades Reports and Conferences

Written progress and report cards are given for ALL students, grades Pre-K- 8th.  This year, report cards will be sent home with the children; we will not mail report cards.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are held quarterly on early dismissal days from 11:30am -1:30pm and in the evenings from 5:30pm- 7:30pm.  Parents and guardians are expected to attend the Parent/Teacher Conferences. This is an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss the child’s progress, address any concerns, and share information about the child.  These conferences are now being held half-way through the marking period rather than at the end of the marking period, so parents can be informed of possible failure, and so parents and teachers can work together to ensure that students succeed.  Parents are expected to attend all conference dates.
Here is a schedule of all progress reports, report cards, and parent/teacher conferences:

 Reporting Period End Date

 Type of Report

Reports Sent Home to Parents with Children

Conference Dates

September 20, 2013

1st Quarter Progress Report

September 30, 2013

Appointments made at the request of parent

October 31, 2013

1st Quarter Report  Card

November 14, 2013

Appointments made at the request of parent

December 6, 2013

2nd Quarter Progress Report

December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Friday, December 13, 2013, 11:30am- 1:30pm

January 17, 2014

2nd Quarter Report Card

January 30, 2014

Appointments made at the request of parent

February 28, 2014

3rd Quarter Progress Report

March 7, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:30am- 1:30pm

March 31, 2014

3rd Quarter Report Card

April 8, 2014

Appointments made at the request of parent

May 9, 2014

4th Quarter Progress Report

May 16, 2014

Appointments made at the request of parent

June 13, 2014

4th Quarter Report Card

June 13, 2014

Appointments made at the request of parent


Retention Policy

During the school year, parents and guardians will receive on-going and consistent written communication from the school concerning the academic performance of their child. Parents are encouraged to meet with school staff to discuss this information so that your children can make the necessary progress. If a child has not made sufficient progress or is not functioning on or above grade level, the principal or teacher will notify the parent or guardian that their child is being considered for retention in his/her current grade and may not be promoted to the next grade. It is important for parents/guardians to attend ALL progress conferences in order for them to find out ways to help their child be successful before the END of the school year.
Although teachers do recognize good progress and work habits in the classroom, on tests, and on class assignments, students who are not functioning on grade level, can not receive a satisfactory grade or better on their report card, and these children may be in danger of retention if adequate progress is not made in order for them to be successful in the next grade. Please know that our goal is always to have children who are functioning below their grade level moved to on or above grade level as quickly as possible.