San Lorenzo Valley USD | AR 5121 Students
Grades/Evaluation Of Student Achievement
Grades for Achievement
Grades for achievement shall be reported for each marking period as follows:
A (90-100%) Outstanding Achievement 4.0 grade points
B (80-89%) Above Average Achievement 3.0 grade points
C (70-79%) Average Achievement 2.0 grade points
D (60-69%) Below Average Achievement 1.0 grade points
F (0-59%) Little or No Achievement 0 grade points
I Incomplete 0 grade points
Whenever it becomes evident to a teacher that a student is in danger of failing a course, the teacher shall arrange a conference with the student's parent/guardian or send the parent/guardian a written report. (Education Code 49067)
(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)
(cf. 5124 - Communication with Parents/Guardians)
An Incomplete is given only when a student's work is not finished because of illness or other excused absence. If not made up within six weeks, the Incomplete shall become an F.
Grades for Physical Education
No grade of a student participating in a physical education class may be adversely affected due to the fact that the student, because of circumstances beyond his/her control, does not wear standardized physical education apparel. (Education Code 49066)
Student performance in high school physical education courses shall be based upon evaluation of the student's individual progress, attainment of goals in each instructional area, tests designed to determine skill and knowledge, and physical performance tests.
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)
Grades for Citizenship and Effort
Grades for citizenship and effort shall be reported each marking period as follows:
N Needs Improvement
Withdrawal from Classes
A student who drops a course during the first six weeks of the semester may do so without any entry on his/her permanent record card. A student who drops a course after the first six weeks of the semester shall receive an F grade on his/her permanent record, unless otherwise decided by the principal or designee because of extenuating circumstances.
Absences from School
Teachers who withhold class credit because of excessive unexcused absences shall so inform the class and parents/guardians at the beginning of the semester.
When an unexcused absence occurs, the student and parent/guardian shall again be notified of the district's policy regarding excessive unexcused absences.
(cf. 5113 - Absences and Excuses)
The student and parent/guardian shall have a reasonable opportunity to explain the absences. (Education Code 49067)
If a student receives a failing grade because of unexcused absences, the student's record shall specify that the grade was assigned because of excessive unexcused absences. (Education Code 49067)
(cf. 5125 - Student Records)
Grades for a student in foster care shall not be lowered if the student is absent from school due to either of the following circumstances: (Education Code 49069.5)
1. A decision by a court or placement agency to change the student's placement, in which case the student's grades and credits shall be calculated as of the date the student left school
2. A verified court appearance or related court-ordered activity
Regulation SAN LORENZO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: February 16, 2005 Ben Lomond, California