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East Grand Rapids Public Schools

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High School CLP

High School Continuity of Learning Plan

Framework

  • Instruction in the Plan may be asynchronous and/or synchronous and will include:

- Instruction in both core and elective course work.

- A teacher may choose to connect with their class in “real-time” via Zoom or Google Meet.

Any class’ “real-time” connection will be scheduled by the teacher and occur on the subject’s/class’ scheduled day per the schedule below.

Specific times will be communicated to the students by the teacher.

- Periodic office hours for “real-time” conversations between student(s) and teacher(s).

Times for office hours will be determined by each teacher and occur on that subject’s/class’ scheduled day per the schedule below. Since the high school also provides office hours for elective courses, office hours may not be scheduled every week. 

  • Teachers will post weekly assignments and times for any "real-time" classes two days prior to the designated office hour day for their course per the schedule below. 

Teachers with Monday as their scheduled day for office hours will post their weekly learning by Thursday prior to the upcoming week.

Teachers with Tuesday as their scheduled day for office hours will post their weekly learning by Friday prior to the upcoming week.


     Monday   

   “Real-Time” Classes   

and/or

 Office Hours 

Tuesday

    "Real-Time" Classes  
and/or
Office Hours 

Wednesday

    "Real-Time" Classes  

and/or
Office Hours

Thursday

"Real-Time" Classes

and/or
Office Hours

Friday

   "Real-Time" Classes  

and/or
Office Hours
Science
Science Electives
Music
IB Film
Film Studies
ELA
ELA Electives
Journalism
Business
Primetime
Video Production
Public Speaking
Math
Math Electives
Visual Arts/Film
Social Studies (SS)
SS Electives
DDT
  Animation/Game Design 
Psychology
 
World Languages   
WL Electives
Team Games/PE
Health
 

Attendance

  • Attendance in the Plan will be measured by completion and submission of activities and assignments given by teachers in their weekly learning plans.
  • Teachers will update their Skyward Attendance with the status of each student’s completion of the previous week’s Continuity of Learning Plan activities and assignments by 3:00 pm on Friday, starting on Friday, April 24, 2020.
After this time, students and parents/caregivers can view an updated record of completion status by viewing their child’s attendance and gradebook in the Skyward Family Access System.

Feedback and Grading

  • EGRPS requires students to participate in the Continuity of Learning Plan. Students will not be penalized for failing to meet the district’s requirements due to COVID-19. In such cases, students will be provided the opportunity to earn credit in an alternative method or at a later time.
  • At the high school level, the focus will be on quality participation and learning versus the assignment of letter grades.
  • Teachers will provide qualitative feedback to students.
  • 3rd Marking Period (3rd MP)
Weighted at 60% of the overall Semester Two grade.
Students will be permitted to make-up any missed work from 3rd MP up to Friday, April 24. Third marking period will officially close April 24.
Report cards will be available for viewing in the Skyward Student Portfolio on May 1. 
  • 4th Marking Period (4th MP)
Weighted at 35% to 40% depending whether the course has a final exam/project. 
Students will not be penalized for late submission of work. Students will be given the opportunity to complete work even after the required submission deadlines.
Students will earn credit for satisfactory completion of assignments as determined by the teacher.
Once a student earns credit for the 4th MP (by completing the work of the Plan), they will be assigned a grade of “A” for their 4th MP. If so desired, a student will be provided the opportunity to have a credit (CR) recorded for their second semester grade instead of the assigned letter grade.

Further Clarification and Incentive to the CLP Grading Plan
  • If a student completes ALL of the assigned work for a class by June 4, 2020, then they would earn an A (100%) for the 4th MP (40% of the 2nd Semester grade). See the below chart which calculates the positive impact this has for 2nd-semester grades.
 

100% of Work Completed for 4th MP

  3rd MP Grade (60%)     4th MP Grade (40%)      FINAL GRADE   
 100
100 100
 95 100 97
 90 100 94
 85 100 91
 80 100 88
 75 100 85
 70 100 82
 65 100 79
 60 100 76
 55 100 73
 50 100 70
 45 100 67
 40 100 64
  
  • If a student completes less than 100% of the assigned work by June 4, 2020 for a class then they would earn the corresponding percentage for that class. 
- For example, if a student completed eight out of ten (8/10) assignments for a given course during the 4th MP then they would earn an 80% (B-) for their 4th MP grade (40% of the 2nd Semester grade).
The charts below illustrate work completion for the 4th MP at a 90% and 80% level.
 

 90% of Work Completed for 4th MP

  3rd MP Grade (60%)  

  4th MP Grade (40%)  

   FINAL GRADE   

 100

90

96

 95

90

93

 90

90

90

 85

90

87

 80

90

84

 75

90

81

 70

90

78

 65

90

75

 60

90

72

 55

90

69

 50

90

66

 45

90

63

 40

90

60

 

 80% of Work Completed for 4th MP

  3rd MP Grade (60%)  

  4th MP Grade (40%)  

   FINAL GRADE   

 100

80

92

 95

80

89

 90

80

86

 85

80

83

 80

80

80

 75

80

77

 70

80

74

 65

80

71

 60

80

68

 55

80

65

 50

80

62

 45

80

59

 40

80

56

  
  • Letter grades will be assigned using our established common grading scale. See chart below.
 

         EGRHS Common Grading Scale        

A 100 93
A- 92.99 90
B+ 89.99 87
B 86.99 83
B- 82.99 80
C+ 79.99 77
C 76.99 73
C- 72.99 70
D+ 69.99 67
D 66.99 63
D- 62.99 60
E Below 60%
 
Assignment of Grades
  • If a student’s overall average between the 3rd MP (60%) and the 4th MP (40%) improves the student's grade then the student will be assigned the improved grade for the second semester. 
  • *If a student’s overall average between the 3rd MP (60%) and the 4th MP (40%) is lower than their 3rd MP grade then students would be assigned their 3rd MP grade.

- For example, if a student earned a B for their 3rd MP and was only able to complete 75% (C) of their 4th MP assigned work then they would receive the B for 2nd Semester grade.

 

Grading Example

   3rd MP Grade   
(60%)
 4th MP Grade 
(40%)
  FINAL GRADE  
B (85%) A (100%) A- (91%)
B (85%) C (75%)
B (85%)
 
  • Credit (CR) for 2nd Semester: A student could receive credit (CR) for the 2nd Semester if they have passed the 3rd MP with at least a 60%. The request for Credit must be made by a parent/guardian directly to the teacher by June 4, 2020. 
  • If a student did not pass the second semester (60% or higher) based on the above criteria then the student and/or a parent/guardian should contact the student’s respective school counselor. 
 
*Hold Harmless: Excerpt from the April 2, 2020 Executive Order by Governor Whitmer regarding holding students/families harmless during the CLP. “the Plan must ensure to the extent feasible that pupils have access to a connected device capable of accessing the electronic instruction and must not penalize a pupil for the pupil’s inability to fully participate.”
 

Sample Student Schedules

  • Students should engage in school for at least 3 hours per school day (approximately 30 minutes per class).
  • Students should commit to a home learning plan. Below are two sample personal study plans. Times may be changed to suit personal study habits. 
  • Parents/Caregivers should converse with their child regarding their home learning plan. 

SAMPLE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

- - - - - Monday - - - - -
- - - - - Tuesday - - - - -
- - - - - Wednesday - - - - 
- - - - - Thursday - - - -
- - - - - Friday - - - -

9:00 -

11:30 am

Science

9:00 -

11:30 am

English

9:00 -

11:30 am

Math

9:00 -

11:30 am

Social Studies

9:00 -

11:30 am

World

Language

 

12:00 -

2:30 pm 

Electives

and/or

 Choice Reading 

12:00 -

2:30 pm

Electives

and/or

 Choice Reading 

12:00 -

2:30 pm

Electives

and/or

 Choice Reading 

12:00 -

2:30 pm

Electives

and/or

 Choice Reading 

12:00 -

2:30 pm

Electives

and/or

 Choice Reading 

 
 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

  9:00 - 9:30 am

1st Hour

  9:35 - 10:05 am

2nd Hour

10:10 - 10:40 am

3rd Hour

10:45 - 11:15 am

4th Hour/5th Hour

11:20 - 11:50 am

6th Hour

    11:55 am - 12:25 pm     

7th Hour

12:25 - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 pm       Choice Reading Time     
 

High School Seniors Class of 2020

 
For Seniors On-Track to Graduate as of March 11, 2020:
  • A senior on-track to graduate as of March 11, 2020, is one who would have graduated in May, 2020 had they been given the opportunity to complete their 2nd semester coursework. The following applies to seniors on-track to graduate as of March 11, 2020:

Completion and Participation in EGRPS Continuity of Learning Plan 
  • There is no requirement for an on-track senior to engage in the EGRPS Continuity of Learning Plan unless enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Michigan Virtual (MV), or Dual Enrollment (DE) course(s).
A senior currently enrolled in IB, AP, MV, or DE courses will continue learning through the Continuity of Learning Plan for those courses only. Participation in such courses will be until the student meets the course requirements, as determined by the teacher, for each of their IB, AP, MV, or DE course(s). 
If a senior enrolled in IB, AP, MV, or DE courses has completed all the course requirements, as determined by the teacher, then they do not need to participate in the Continuity of Learning Plan.
A senior enrolled in courses that are not IB, AP, MV, or DE courses does not need to complete these course(s) to earn credit, and thus will not need to participate in these courses in the Continuity of Learning Plan. See the Assignment of Grades section below for the process of assigning grades.
  • A senior enrolled in a MySchool@Kent course(s), and passing the course(s) as of March 11, 2020, can choose their grade earned through March 11, 2020, as their 2nd semester grade or they may choose to complete the course for their 2nd semester grade. 
  • Any Senior who wishes to continue their learning through the end of the year by participating in the Continuity of Learning Plan may do so. If participating, the senior is expected to start their participation on April 14, 2020. Participation in the Continuity of Learning Plan will not negatively impact a student’s overall grade. 

Assignment of Grades 
  • A senior’s earned grade for a course from the 3rd Marking Period will be their overall grade for the Second Semester for that course, with the following opportunities available:
A senior may make-up any missed work from the 3rd Marking Period. All made up work must be submitted by the end of day Friday, April 24, 2020. 2nd semester senior grades will be posted on Friday, May 1, 2020. 
A senior has the opportunity to choose course credit (CR) instead of a letter grade for the Second Semester.

For Seniors Not On-Track to Graduate as of March 11, 2020:
  • A senior not on-track to graduate as of March 11, 2020 is one who is deficient in credits during either 1st or 2nd semesters of the 2019-2020 school year. The following applies to seniors not on-track to graduate as of March 11, 2020:
If a senior is failing one or more courses as of March 11, 2020 the senior will be provided an opportunity to demonstrate learning in the subject matter of the course(s) and receive credit for the course(s).
A counselor will reach out to each senior who was not on-track to graduate as of March 11, 2020.

Senior Activities and Recognitions:
  • The high school administration and teachers are actively working to consider several options to recognize and honor the Class of 2020. We will continue to engage our seniors through our student council leadership to ensure that their voices are represented in whatever decisions are made. Some initial thoughts regarding a traditional graduation ceremony: 
EGRHS Seniors have overwhelmingly stated (via a Senior survey) that they desire to have a traditional graduation ceremony, even if that means holding the event in June or later. While there are many factors we have to consider, EGRHS would like to propose the following dates for you to hold on your calendar.
Option one: While unlikely, we will continue to hold Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. for our traditional graduation ceremony 
Option two: Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 7:00 pm
Option three: Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 7:00 pm
While we recognize that it is our seniors desire to have an in-person, traditional graduation ceremony, we realize that this option might not present itself this year. To that end, we will continue to explore other creative ways to celebrate you and all of your wonderful accomplishments. Stay tuned.  

We realize the above information is general in nature and that you may have specific questions regarding your grades, courses, and transcripts. An FAQ guide specifically for seniors is available HERE. Also, your teachers and counselors are available via email to address your questions.
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