COVID-19 Announcements: New Schedule and Grading Guidelines

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Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, students are being exposed to a flood of information each day. It can be hard to decipher what this information means for students’ futures. The goal of these announcements is to translate executive orders and LISD news and explain how it affects students. 

Because schools are officially closed for the rest of the school year, administration  announced there is a specific schedule for online class from now on. Each subject will have two classes per week on alternating days.



In an email on April 26, families were also updated about grading guidelines from the district. LISD has implemented a pass/fail system to give students credit for courses. Here’s everything students need to know:

  • Teachers will record numeric grades in the Skyward gradebook for 1-2 assignments per week per content area. 
  • An average will be calculated in Skyward for the grades recorded, and that average will be used to determine if a student earns a “Pass (P)” or a “Fail (F)” for the 4th nine weeks grading period, and only P/F will appear on the transcript for this last grading period. 
  • Numeric grades from the fourth nine weeks will not be included in the calculation of GPA or class rank. If a student does not earn a passing score on a graded assignment, then a make-up opportunity will be provided to students. 
  • Progress reports will be provided to students who are not passing for the fourth nine weeks by Wednesday, April 29. 
  • The GPA for all students in grades 9-12 will be frozen at the end of the third nine weeks grading period. 
  • All courses taken in the fourth nine weeks will only be used to determine if the student receives credit for the course for meeting graduation and promotion requirements.