End of First Semester

  • It is time to check in with your student and their grades to ensure they are on track to finish strong. As a reminder, information on what the last two weeks of school will look like is listed below. The last major test in each subject will be given on December 7th, 8th, and 9th.

    Teachers may still give minor assessments or practice assessments right up to the end of the semester. All grades will be entered, and student grades will be provided in each class on December 13 to determine if Recovery is needed before the end of the semester.

    Students who need to recover the last major assessment or have some type of recovery assessment will report, by period, on our half-days on December 14th, 15th, and/or 16th. Students eligible for Recovery but do not report on the 14th, 15th, or 16th, forfeit their opportunity to recover their grade. There will be no “makeup” recovery options in January. Recovery Days are half-days, and students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Students who are not eligible for Recovery do not have to report on the 14th, 15th, or 16th.

    Remember, EVERY day of school is important, and the expectation is that students are prepared to come to school every school day through December 16. Attendance continues to be an issue, and student grades reflect this. Teachers will only have until December 16 to help students. So, if your child needs support, reach out to their teacher(s) now. Waiting until December 16 will be too late to provide help or support. If you are concerned, please reach out to teachers immediately.

    Timeline for the Last Two Weeks of Semester 1:

    December 6: Remote Learning Day

    December 7: Last Major Test/Assessment in Math and Social Studies Classes*

    December 8: Last Major Test/Assessment in English and Science Classes*

    December 9: Last Major Test/Assessment in World Language and Elective Classes*

    December 13: Last full day of school – final grades announced in every class

    December 14: Recovery Periods 1 and 2**

    December 15: Recovery Periods 3 and 4**

    December 16: Recovery Periods 5 and 6**

    *If communicated in advance, teachers may still give practice or minor grades between the 9th and 13th, so long as those assessments are graded and part of the final grade given to students on the 13th for recovery purposes.

    **Only students eligible for Recovery should attend the recovery period(s) needed on the 14th, 15th, or 16th. These are early release days. Buses will depart Cambridge by 12:40 pm, and “Grab and Go Lunch” will be available in the Cafeteria at dismissal.

    Bell Schedule for the End of the Semester

Grading Policy

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Introduction to Grading and Reporting Policy

Grading Weights and Scales