Principal's Letter

May 13, 2020

Dear Tesla STEM families,


Thank you for the incredible support you are giving to your young adults as they continue their education during remote teaching and learning.  In this effort, we want to take a few minutes to clarify LWSD’s end-of-semester grading policy/practices for high schools for this current second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.  Please read, review with your students, and let us know if you have additional questions.  These practices only apply to this second semester’s final grades for the transcript.


  1. Students will earn either an A grade or an I grade for their end-of-second semester grades that will be posted to their official transcript.  An I grade represents an Incomplete grade, specifically meaning that the student has not yet met one or more of the required LWSD Learning Standards for the course.  If the student earns an I grade, then a meeting will be scheduled with you, your student, and the instructor to determine next steps. 


  1. March 11, 2020 was the last date that our students were on campus.  Per district policy, no student may receive a grade lower than their grades posted in Skyward on March 11, 2020.  Students can earn an I grade, however, if they stop working or turn in very few assignments from March 11 to June 19, the official last day of the school year.  Work during these final three months of the school year includes required Learning Standards, so all students need to continue to complete and submit their assignments.


We know everyone is working hard to stay current and engaged in the learning.  We appreciate the efforts and engagement.  We also want to make certain all of our Tesla STEM scholars and families are checking work-completion scores in Skyward so as to avoid earning I grades and extended required work to pass classes.  We want the summer months to be a time for our students and families to rejuvenate and take a much needed break.


Great job out there!! Please let us know if you have questions.  Take care, stay healthy, and know that we miss our STEM scholars!!


Tesla STEM High School Admin and Faculty