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Friday, April 24, 2020

Board of Education Establishes Temporary Grading Protocol

Working together and helping each other, we will get through these difficult times.
---Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, Yonkers Public Schools shifted to a Distance Learning model as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures required by the Governor. This shift created a unique set of circumstances related to continuity of learning, equity, and access. As a result, and in accordance with New York State Department of Education guidelines, the Board of Education suspended the current grading system (Board Policy 4710, Grading Systems), and established this temporary grading systems protocol to be implemented throughout the District.

The District shall consider the needs of all students and strive to ensure that its plan for the continuity of learning is equitable and available to all students. The District’s priority for instruction during this time will be to best prepare our students to meet the learning outcomes for their assigned courses and grant credit as long as the student has met the standards assessed in the provided coursework.

Please familiarize yourself with the Grading Systems Protocol: Your principal can provide additional guidance for students and families.

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