Fox Chapel Middle School

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    To our parents and students,

    We all recognize that the 2019-2020 school year ended in a most unexpected way. We found ourselves moving quickly to reduce the potential health threat to our students and staff and the shift to online learning required quite an adjustment for our students, parents and our teachers. In a profession that is accustomed to a slow and steady approach to learning, we felt this year, our typical way of evaluating student gains may need further consideration. Working in close partnership with our teachers, we added a step to our normal calculation of final grades. Our goal was to ensure students were buffered against an extreme academic decline because of their 4th quarter grade. This graphic shows the basics of the calculation. Essentially, final grades will be determined using two different calculations. The student will be awarded the higher of the two. In most cases, the difference is small but we believe our students deserve the benefit of this consideration.

    Thank you.

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