First semester report cards now available
Report cards for 1st semester will be available for families electronically through Skyward at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 5. If you have questions about report cards, or need a printed copy of your child’s report card, please call the main office.
How to Find Report Cards in Skyward
- To access Skyward, click on this link: Skyward Family Access
- You will need to use your Skyward username and login to access this site. If you do not have yours, please call the main office.
- Click on the Report Card/Portfolios tab on the left hand side.
- In the reports list, look for and click on “2020-2021 Semester 1 Report Card”.
Note About Elementary Specialists and Grading
Please do not be concerned if the name of your child's classroom teachers isn't appearing on the report card. There was a technical glitch in the system that incorrectly identified some teachers. Be assured the actual grades on the report card are accurate and were submitted by your child's teacher.
Elementary students will not be receiving grades for art, media, music and physical education for Semester 1 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our specialist teachers have not been able to equitably gather evidence of learning from all students due to the unique schedules and various modes of instructional delivery during this unique school year. Our art, media, music and physical education teachers have focused their attention during Semester 1 on engaging students in meaningful experiences, and have been incredibly creative and resourceful in doing so in both an online and hybrid learning format.
Grading for report cards is a challenging task in the best of times, and the complexities of education in a global pandemic have compounded some of those challenges. Our teachers have done their best to gather and analyze evidence of student learning while adapting to new educational contexts and reporting in a way that follows guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education of “do no harm.”
If you have any questions, you will have an opportunity to discuss students’ report cards, progress, and performance with your children’s teachers during winter conferences.
In Other News
Big changes are coming for families as we work to develop a long-term solution to busing challenges.
The board wants your input as it considers changes to open forums and seeks new ideas for engagement.
Stay up-to-date on the daily status of buses, report a late bus or submit busing concerns.
The district has two questions on this fall's ballot - one to replace an expiring levy and another to fund technology for kids and classrooms.
Supply chain issues are leading to some favorite meals not being available and numerous menu substitutions in our cafeterias.
Families must review the District Handbook and sign the Handbook acknowledgement form in PowerSchool.
District leaders are working to resolve ongoing transportation challenges by rerouting buses to focus available drivers, creating neighborhood hubs and exploring an adjustment of school start and end times to provide time for some buses to run double routes.
An additional 7 drivers are available to cover routes starting Sept. 7, while schools extend hours to support families without busing.