AND HONOR ROLL
REPORTING SYSTEM OF GRADES FOR ALL CLASSES
The school is aware of the importance of grades when reporting them to students and their parents. Designated letter grades are used. The grading symbols for each grade level are as follows:
Required skills are listed on report
X = accomplished
S=satisfactory I=improving N=needs improvement
G=very good S=satisfactory D=experiencing difficulty F=failing
4th - 8th Grade
98 - 100
|A||=||95 - 97||=||11||G|
|A-||=||92 - 94||=||10||G|
|B+||=||90 - 91||=||9||G-|
|B||=||87 - 89||=||8||S+|
|B-||=||85 - 86||=||7||S|
|C+||=||82 - 84||=||6||S|
|C||=||78 - 81||=||5||S|
|C-||=||75 - 77||=||4||S-|
|D+||=||73 - 74||=||3||D|
|D||=||71 - 72||=||2||D|
|Incomplete (should be made up within a reasonable length of time)|
ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR NON-ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
The Board of Education, administrators, and teachers at Whiteside believe that it is a privilege for a student to participate in a non-academic program. Non-academic programs include all athletic activities, cheerleading, chess team, chorus, drama club, scholar bowl, spelling bee, and student council.
Eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities will be checked every two weeks (an administrative calendar will be established annually for these interim checks). If the student has two or more grades of "F," the student will be placed on probation. Students will have a two-week period to bring up grades. If after two weeks the student's grades are still below these standards, or if a student's grades would cause them to be placed on probation a second time during a season, they will become ineligible for the remainder of that season.
HONOR ROLL REQUISITES
The student must have a "B" average (7.0). This grade average is to be determined by averaging grades in all core subjects. Not more than one "C" shall be allowed in the core courses for the Honor Roll. Also, students may not have a grade of "D", "F", or "INC" in any core or non-core subject.
The student must receive all A's in all core subjects, and the student must not receive a D, F, or INC in any core or non-core subject.
Whenever a child is being considered for retention, the application of Illinois School Law "105ILCS 5/10-20.9a Final Grade: Promotion" will be followed. This law states that a student must be able to "meet local goals and objectives and can perform at the expected grade level prior to promotion." In order to comply with this law, the following guidelines will be used for retention decisions:
For grades 4 - 8, a student must attain an overall GPA of "D" (2.00 average) or above in the subjects of reading, English, math, science, and social studies to be considered for promotion.
CONFERENCES & CLASSROOM VISITATION
conferences will be scheduled each school year. In
addition, parents are encouraged to arrange a conference at any time they wish to discuss
their childs progress. Parents who wish
to meet with teachers and/or administrators should arrange an appointment with a minimum
of a 24-hour notice.
Classroom visitation Parents or patrons wishing to visit a classroom must contact the principal to arrange for the visit. All visitations to classrooms are subject to the approval of the principal. All visitors must secure and wear a pass prior to visiting the classroom or when present in the school building or on school property. Unauthorized entrance to classrooms or school premises is prohibited and violators will be subject to arrest and prosecution.
Classroom visitation by students who are not enrolled at Whiteside is prohibited.
Individuals who wish to contact someone who attends school or works at Whiteside, regardless of the reason, must stop at the Principal's Office for authorization.