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Grading Policy During Distance Learning

Grades This time of distance learning has led to changes in how students will be graded for the remainder of this school year. The grading policy has been altered for March 16 through May 28 so that no students will be harmed through grading during COVID-19 and extended distance learning. 

For the final two grading periods of the year, and the final semester grade, students in grades 6-12 will receive grades from A-D only--no F grades.

PUSD Grading Policy
Middle and High School:

Middle and High School students will receive grades from A-D only during marking periods 7 and 8, and the final semester grade. Student grades marked on March 13, 2020 are the lowest grade any student can receive during this time. Students who received an “F” as of March 13 will be given additional opportunities to increase their grade if afforded access to their classes and teachers. Students will not be assigned “incomplete,” “F” or “NG” grades if they are unable to increase their grade during the Extended Distance Learning time due to their inability to access their education for technology and/or social emotional reasons.

The full MOU (memorandum of understanding) with United Teachers of Pasadena regarding distance learning during this time, including grading, can be found on the PUSD website. 

Thank you to everyone for staying flexible and patient as we all cope with this unusual situation with COVID-19. If you have questions about a student's grade, please first contact the teacher. For additional academic issues, the counselors are available for virtual appointments. 

We have included links to some resources for families during this time on this website. The district website has lots of resources including handling distance learning and the most current news from PUSD.