• Covid-19 4th Quarter Guidelines

    Please see our fourth quarter period grading and attendance guidelines below.

  • Fourth-Report Period Grading Guidelines

    Grades close for K-11th grade on June 12, 2020, and for seniors May 29, 2020. Beginning April 22, 2020, student assignments will be collected, reviewed and assigned a grade towards course completion. Teachers will provide meaningful feedback that students can use to improve an assignment.

    K-5

    Planned instruction and support for the whole child will continue. All students are expected to engage in PPS Remote Learning. Standards in reading, language arts, writing, science, social studies and mathematics will be monitored during remote learning. All students will pass and be promoted to the next grade. The grade for the fourth-report period will reflect a "P" for passing.

    6-12

    Planned instruction and support for the whole child will continue. All students are expected to engage inPPS Remote Learning. Standards in reading, language arts, writing, science, social studies and mathematics will be monitored during remote learning.

    All classes/courses will be credit-bearing, if applicable.

    For the fourth-report period, students will either receive their third-report period grade or actual fourth-report period grade, whichever is higher (Minimum 70%). Teachers will use assignment completion,  assignment revision, and participation to determine if a student earned a higher grade.

    Courses that will not be covered through PPS Remote Learning will be graded based on the student’s third-report period grade (a minimum of 70%).

    For semester courses, teachers will calculate the final grade by using the average of the third-report period grade and the fourth-report period grade. Students will not receive lower than 70% for the final grade.

    For year-long courses, teachers will calculate the final grade by using the average of first, second, third, and fourth-report period grades.

    Final exams will not be administered for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Teachers finish/finalize grades for assignments in gradebooks by June 15, 2020.

  • Attendance Guidelines

    The Pittsburgh Public Schools’ (PPS) COVID-19 Fourth-Report Period Grading Guidelines outline that all students are expected to engage in PPS Remote Learning. Standards in reading, language arts, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics will be monitored during remote learning.

    All teachers are expected to monitor student engagement and maintain daily student attendance. Daily student attendance procedures will be determined by each school, except for schools operating with 1:1 technology. Please see below for attendance guidelines to use for the remainder of the year:

    NON 1:1 Schools

    • Teachers will maintain daily attendance in TAC (Teacher Access Center) using multiple sources that include MS Teams Insights, Clever analytics, DOJO, Google, AM Chats, E-mail, Phone Call, Flip Grid, etc. Teachers will reach out to students who do not demonstrate engagement/attendance through one of these mechanisms to ensure that students are not experiencing any challenges with remote learning.

    1:1 Schools

    • Students should complete the homeroom check-in on their homeroom teacher/advisory or subject teacher page by 1:00 pm each day. Homeroom teacher/advisory, subject teacher, or school designee will reach out to students who do not complete this quick daily check-in to ensure that students are not experiencing any challenges with remote learning. 

    In both school models, students who finish their work early still have to check in. Students that “forget” to sign in can be marked present after the fact. Students who the teacher cannot reach are shared with a school designee, such as the school principal/social worker/counselor, to establish alternative ways to get in contact with the students/parents.