•  Contact Information/Grading Policy/Academic Expectations
    Mrs. Krystel Murtha
    Court Street Elementary School
    91 Court Street
    Lancaster, NY 14086
    School Phone: 716-686-3240 Extension 1618School Phone
    School E-Mail: kmurtha@lancasterschools.org email
    Academic Expectations: 
    I expect your child to come to school every day ready to learn!  My goal is to meet the individual needs of each child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.  I expect your child to achieve all of his/her goals on his/her IEP by the end of the school year!  In order for that to be possible, I look forward to working very closely with you!  I thank you in advance for your support!  As a team, we can provide the best education possible for your child!  
    Grading Policy:
    Your child will get a skills-based report card every ten weeks (kindergarten does not get a report card until 20 weeks).  The overall grade for each subject area is graded using numbers 1-4.  A 1 is well below grade level, a 2 is slightly below grade level, a 3 is at grade level, and a 4 is above grade level.  Under each subject are the skills that your child is working on.  These skills are assessed using letters.  An S means your child is secure in the skill, a D means your child is developing in the skill, and an N means that your child needs improvement on that skill.  It is not allowed to mark anywhere on your child's report card that he/she receives special education services, therefore all students are graded based upon what is expected at his/her grade level.  This can be very discouraging for parents.  I strongly encourage you to look at the IEP progress reports that I will send home every ten weeks.  Please look at the progress that your child is making on his/her individual goals!  That is what is most important!  If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child's report card or IEP, please do not hesitate to ask!  If you would like to see your child's grades and report card, you can access the Parent Portal by CLICKING HERE



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