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Wheeling, Illinois 60090

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Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

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End-of-trimester timelines 2016-2017

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For 2016-2017, we will continue using the same process that we have been using for a number of years to close out the trimester for grades K-8, verifying grades, and publishing report cards. Please note that Kindergarten teachers are now included in this process for second and third trimester.

There is no longer a paper-based formal verification process. This allows teachers an extra day to complete their grades, and it provides an extra day for school secretaries to complete report card printing. It is critical that teachers and teams take the time to self-verify their own final grades and comments in order for the report card printing process to run smoothly.

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Middle school students do not receive specific, separate Mid-Trimester Progress Reports as families can access information through Parent Portal.

Please remember, all students will be receiving Report Cards (each trimester, Kindergarten-2nd and 3rd trimester) and Power Standards Summary Reports (End-of-year, all except Kindergarten). This makes the printing of report cards a more involved process for our school secretaries.

Teachers that are responsible for the ESL grades for Tier A, B, and C students will enter marks in the Power Standards section of the ESL Gradebook for the Domains of Language each trimester.

Elementary Only:
Mid-Trimester 1 (Grades 1-5)
October 5 – Mid-Trimester Date
October 7 – Mid-Trimester Progress Reports Went Home

Trimester 1 (Grades 1-8)
November 18 – End of Trimester 1
November 29th, 9 AM – Grades Due–Academic Grades, Learner Quality Grades/Marks, Comments Due & Self-Verified in PowerTeacher Gradebook
November 29 – December 2 – Report Card Printing–School offices will print & distribute trimester report cards. *Middle Schools can begin around 3:45.
December 2 – Report Cards go home with students at the end of the school day.

Elementary Only:
Mid-Trimester 2 (Grades 1-5)
January 19 – Mid-Trimester Date
January 20 – Mid-Trimester Progress Reports Go Home

Trimester 2 (Grades K-8)
March 3 – End of Trimester 2
March 7th, 9 AM – Grades Due–Academic Grades, Learner Quality Grades/Marks, Comments Due & Self-Verified in PowerTeacher Gradebook
March 7 – March 10 – Report Card Printing–School offices will print & distribute trimester report cards.
March 10 – Report Cards go home with students at the end of the school day.

Elementary Only:
Mid-Trimester 3 (Grades 1-5)
April 20 – Mid-Trimester Date
April 21 – Mid-Trimester Progress Reports Go Home

Trimester 3 (Grades K-8)
Thursday, May 25, 9 AM – Grades Due–Academic Grades, Learner Quality Grades/Marks, Comments and Power Standards marks Due & Self-Verified in PowerTeacher Gradebook
May 25 – June 1 – Report Card Printing–School offices will print & distribute third trimester report cards and Power Standard Summary Reports.
June 2 – Report Cards go home with students at the end of the school day.

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