Grading and Attendance
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While our schools are in distance learning, attendance will be based on students logging into Canvas and doing their assignments. Attendance will be taken weekly using assignments completed between Monday morning and Sunday night.
- Elementary students will need to complete a minimum of one assignment per half day of school to be counted present (10 assignments per week in a week with no holidays); and
- Secondary students will need to complete a minimum of one assignment per day per course to be counted present (5 assignments per week per course in a week with no holidays).
If students complete the required number of assignments for attendance for their grade level (10 per week for elementary, 5 per course per week for secondary), they will be marked as present for the week. If students complete part of their number of required assignments for attendance, they will be marked present for part of the week.
All assignments will be tracked and recorded in Canvas. Students must mark assignments in Canvas as completed.
Examples of Partial Attendance:
- Elementary: a student who completes 5 assignments by Sunday night would be marked present for 2.5 days of school.
- Secondary: a student who completes 4 assignments in a course by Sunday night would get credit for 4 days of attending that course.
We hope that every student can participate in “live” classes during distance learning, but we know that our families need flexibility. Students can watch recorded "live" lessons and work on assignments in the evenings and on the weekends.
The excused absence policy has not changed: parents or guardians must provide written or verbal explanation to the school.
Tulsa Public Schools will return to regular grading in the 2020-2021 school year. Parents can use PowerSchool at www.tulsaschools.org/grades to view their child’s grades.
The role of Families
Families are critical to their children’s success in distance learning. Families should
- closely monitor district and school communication
- ensure that students have access to a Chromebook and the internet. To help us determine technology needs, parents should fill out a back-to-school form for every child. If you need help filling out this form, please call either your school or the Enrollment Center (918-746-7598).
- maintain communication with their children’s teachers and counselors
- support their children’s emotional balance by providing time for physical activity and play
- allow their children to have access to a comfortable and quiet space to learn and study
- encourage their children to dedicate appropriate daily time to learning, participate actively in online learning activities and submit all assignments by due dates established by their teachers
Tools for parents
- Use Canvas to see student learning plans.
- Click here for a walk-though on how to access Canvas.
- Video: How a student creates a pairing code in Canvas (for their parent/guardian to connect to them on Canvas)
- Video: How a parent/guardian creates and navigates the observer role in Canvas / Graphic: Observing Your Student in Canvas
- Log in to Powerschool to monitor your student's grades and attendance.
- Service Desk
- Tulsa Public Schools IT department is providing Chromebook support for students Monday – Thursday, from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Enrollment Center. This is only for district-issued Chromebooks that need repairing.
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Virtual Early Learning Quick Assessments (ELQA) Testing
Support for Families
Tulsa Public Schools and our community partners committed to providing a wide variety of supports to families. For information about wellness resources, click here. For meal site locations, click here. Additional support information will be added here as soon as it becomes available.