Attendance & Grades
HCPS continues to be committed to helping our students achieve academically. While the Board of Education recently voted to waive tying the attendance policy to promotion, the End-of-Year promotion standards remain and academic progress is based on what students demonstrate they know and can do.
It is important for students and families to remember that students can demonstrate their academic progress by completing classroom assignments and by their performance on End of Year State Assessments.
We know students perform better academically when they consistently attend and engage in their classes.Parents and families can partner with teachers and schools to help their students be successful by establishing a consistent routine of attending and engaging in their classes. If students are scheduled to be in class in-person, parents and guardians can encourage and support them to be at school. If students are learning remotely, families can support them in being ready for school and online on time, preferably with cameras on to increase engagement and interaction.
Consistency is the key. Watching a recording of a lesson is a resource for students when “live” engagement in a class isn’t a possibility, but it cannot replace the learning experience of attending class with a teacher in real-time – either virtually or in-person.
For questions regarding report card grades or attendance, please contact your child’s teacher to discuss support options.