Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools released information Tuesday that details plans for the end of the school year.
The last day of structured distance learning will take place Thursday, May 21. Friday, May 22, will be a teacher connection day with students. No new content or curriculum will be delivered after this time.
Beginning Tuesday, May 26, any student who has not completed his/her work, or any student wanting to achieve a higher grade for 4th quarter, will have the opportunity to do so. Teachers will be offering re-takes, re-testing, and work completion opportunities. Teachers will be connecting with these students, but the district also asks that students and parents reach out to their teachers about the opportunity to improve grades.
There will be some changes in grading. The changes, approved by the school board, will eliminate the traditional A, B, C-style of grading, and replace it with narrative progress reports, which have been used on a weekly basis for 4th quarter. Areas of both student strengths and areas of growth will be detailed in the content areas.
The high school will add the No Credit (NC) to the grading process. This will allow a student who would normally receive a failing grade to have time to finish the class at an alternative learning facility or night school. This procedure is recommended by the Minnesota Department of Education, and was approved by the HLWW School Board.
The Middle School will use its current letter grade system.
Administration encourages people who have questions to reach out to classroom teachers and district administrators.
Watch here for additional information regarding year-end planning and activities.