I want to remind parents and students that grades will look very different for this semester. Transcripts and report cards will not show a 4th quarter letter grade. However, full credit for the fourth quarter will be awarded based on successful completion of assignments during remote learning.
The third quarter grades were completed, so we have those posted and they will be used for calculations for GPA for the semester. No student's semester GPA will be lowered from what was posted at the end of the third quarter.
Again, there will be no grade (Letter grade or percentage) posted for the fourth quarter. Assignments were checked for mastery, but not calculated as an assessment. In fact, every fourth quarter assignment was worth one point and students either completed the assignment with mastery to be awarded the one point, or did not complete and show a zero for the assignment. Therefore, the fourth quarter percentage shown on the Campus Portal is a progress report of what percent of the assignments are completed ...but not an assessed grade and will not be averaged with the third quarter.
Completion of assignments will determine whether the student gets credit for the fourth quarter. The teacher will then evaluate whether the semester letter grade remains the same as the 3rd quarter, or whether successful/exceptional completion was worth raising the letter grade for the semester report.
I realize this is different and might need further clarification. I'll share some examples but don't hesitate to call the high school office to ask about your student's grade reports.
Student A: 3rd Qtr = B, 4th Qtr = completion ... Full semester credit will be awarded with a 'B'. The teacher will determine whether a 'bump' is awarded to an 'A' for the semester transcript.
Student B: 3rd Qtr = F, 4th Qtr = completion ...Full semester credit will be awarded and bumped up to a 'D'. This is a huge advantage for successfully completing during these unusual circumstances.
Student C: 3rd Qtr = C, 4th Qtr = no completion ...Only half credit awarded with a 'C'. This student may have to reschedule the class to attain the other half credit for a graduation required class.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020
Youth Sports Reopening Guidelines 5/11/2020
The below guidelines lay out the planned reopening of certain youth sports. Additional guidelines for other sports will be provided as it is determined participation in those sports meet health and safety measures. Violation of these rules may mean a team is prohibited from practicing or playing games for the entire summer.
The below guidelines apply only to team sports. Individual sports such as golf and tennis (including doubles tennis) are not prohibited under any Directed Health Measure, however, participants must practice social distancing.
Month of May
• No Organized Team Sports games for youth and adults.
• No Team Organized Sports practices for youth and adults. This prohibition includes any practice, training or group exercise program organized by a coach of a sports team.
• Businesses and organizations that provide sports training AND that sell memberships to provide such training are allowed to offer sports training as long as they follow the same guidelines as fitness centers/clubs, gymnasiums, health clubs, and health spas. No team organized training is allowed.
• Schools are permitted to open weight rooms for use by all student athletes as long as they
follow the same guidelines as fitness centers/clubs, gymnasiums, health clubs, and health spas.
• Team Organized practices for baseball and softball may begin unless circumstances dictate a change in date.
• Dugout use will not be allowed. Players’ items should be lined up against the fence at least six (6) feet apart.
• Parents must remain in their cars or drop off and pick players up afterwards.
• Players should use their own gloves, helmets, and bats as much as possible.
• Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. This means additional spacing between players while playing catch, changing drills so that players remain spaced out, no congregating of players while waiting to bat.
• Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practice. No shared drinking fountains or coolers.
• Players must bring their own snacks to consume during and after practice. No shared/communal snacks.
• Coaches must sanitize shared equipment before and after each practice
• Team organized practices for other sports may remain suspended
• Baseball and softball games may begin unless circumstances dictate a change in date
• Same guidelines apply as above for baseball and softball practices
• Use of dugouts is permitted during games only. Bleachers located between the dugout and home plate should also be used to spread out players. Players should have designated spots to place their personal items. Coaches must designate an adult who is responsible for ensuring players are seated on the benches unless they are actively participating in the game.
• Players should use their own gloves, helmets, and bats as much as possible.
• Fan attendance is limited to household members of the players on the team. No use of bleachers for fans. Fans must bring their own chairs or stand. Fans should keep six (6) feet of social distancing between different household units. No fan seating or standing is allowed in the area from behind home plate to six (6) feet past the far end of each dugout.
• Teams to play next must be provided designated areas for player warm-ups that provide for necessary social distancing.
• Post game handshakes or interaction between teams are prohibited.
• When games end, the leaving team must sanitize the dugout area. No post-game talks at the field are permitted. Fans and players must leave the playing area and return to their cars immediately after the game.
• The team to play next must remain in their designated warm up area until the prior team has finished sanitizing and is completely out of the dugout.
• Fans for upcoming games must remain in their cars during player warm ups. They will be permitted to come to the field once the team they are there to watch enters the dugout area.
• Restrooms must be cleaned and sanitized regularly while players and fans are present. Markings should be placed on the ground to ensure individuals waiting to use the restroom are spaced six (6) feet apart.
• Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practices and games. No shared drinking fountains or coolers.
• Players must bring their own snacks to consume during and after practice/games. No shared/communal snacks.
• Coaches must sanitize shared equipment before and after each practice and game.
• Concessions stands are not allowed to be open.
• Team organized practices and games for other sports may remain suspended.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the in-person driver’s education class that was scheduled to be held at Chadron High School, May 26-29 has been canceled. I will be notifying the students who are registered about the cancellation. The Safety Center is excited to offer students our online driver’s education program in light of the cancellation. Students can register and take the classroom portion without a DMV-issued permit but will need to have a permit before they can sign-up for on-street driving appointments. On-street driving appointments will be scheduled once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Students will have 6 months to complete the online portion and then 6 months to complete the on-street driving. The cost remains at $330 for this option. Students can register at unk.edu/dred for the online class. If registered students would like to switch to the online class, they can email me at email@example.com and I will send them the information.
Would you please put the updated information regarding the cancellation and new online class on your website or newsletter? Thank you! I look forward to working with you next summer when things are hopefully back to normal!
DeAnn Keith, Traffic Specialist
Nebraska Safety Center
Friday, May 8, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020