Do no harm. Return all third quarter grades to passing.

Do no harm. Return all third quarter grades to passing.

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Amanda Shortell started this petition to Middle Country Central School District

The District instituted a decision where all children would be issued a “pass” for the third quarter. This was created due to the unprecedented current pandemic that is occurring. Our students were removed from school with three weeks left in the quarter due to the need for social distancing. This was done to maintain safety and health. This was later a requirement by the state for all schools. Recently, after announcing that all students would receive a “pass” it appears that some parents and students took issue with this. They complained that they wanted their children to receive a letter grade for the quarter despite being unable to complete the quarter fully. Their argument was that their child’s grades were excellent and a pass would negatively impact them. Now the district has recanted that decision and is replacing it with number grades for those doing “well” as long as it won’t lower their GPA. For all other children, they will receive a incomplete. That incomplete will then be filled in with what ever grade they receive in the fourth quarter. This does not take into account that the 4th quarter will be distance learning. Something the district has never done before. Something these students have never done before. These students are afraid. They are loosing loved ones. Our entire country, world for that matter is being effected and now, we will place the stress of having these students first time working remotely count twice. This goes against the “do no harm” policy that our district claims to have. Let’s fight this and make sure we are heard. 

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