3/26/20 - Secondary Parent/ Student Email

3/26/20 - Secondary Parent/Student Email

Dear Berner, Ames and MHS Students and Parents:

As we continue to abide by the necessary guidelines for health and safety, and our teachers engage remotely regarding their curriculum, we wanted to share with you our plans for the conclusion of the 3rd marking period. Our goal is to maintain our current grading policy while providing fair and reasonable accommodations, with no student’s grade being harmed by the mandated school closure. Students who had worked hard for a majority of the 3rd marking period prior to the mandated closure, should see the grade they earned posted for that marking period. 

The 3rd Quarter Marking Period will be extended to Wednesday, April 8th. Teachers will determine a numeric grade utilizing their customary grading formula. Grades will reflect work, assignments, and assessments that were assigned up to and including Friday, March 13th (last day in session).  As is customary, if warranted, students would be given the opportunity to make-up / submit missed work or assessments assigned on or prior to March 13th, remotely at this point, in a manner determined by the teacher.

Further guidance will be forthcoming regarding the 4th marking period.

Most importantly, we hope you and your family are healthy and safe throughout the remainder of this health crisis.


Dr. Thomas J. Fasano

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction