Niagara Falls City School District
Report Card Information
2020 – 2021
We were pleased to welcome our students for the 2020 – 2021 school year. This year our report cards are looking a little different than they have in the past. They will be mailed home three times a year instead of four times a year as we move from a quarterly to a trimester grading system.
The choice to move to a trimester system allows more time for students to demonstrate growth and proficiency in meeting grade level expectations and standards. You can expect the changes below:
- Grades K – 6 will grade and assess in trimesters. The first trimester began September 10, 2020, the second trimester will begin December 14, 2020, and the third trimester will begin March 22, 2021.
- Students this year will now receive a proficiency grade of 4-3-2-1 for Social Studies and Science instead of a numerical grade.
- English as a New Language and Special Education teachers will now be able to provide an effort grade as well as individual comments for students in their programs.
- Separate NWEA reports will be mailed out three times a year to indicate individual student growth in both Reading and Math.
- Some features of this Report Card may be transitional to accommodate the scheduling and modes of instruction during the current Covid crisis.
If you have any questions concerning the new trimester report cards, contact your child’s teacher.