Quarter 3, Quarter 4 grades, and GPAs

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Faculty, Staff, and Students,


This morning, a team consisting of 20 teachers, department heads, and Superintendent Jacobs met today to discuss how to conclude the third quarter, progress with the fourth quarter, and calculate students’ GPAs for the year. Our decisions were based on data from surrounding communities (13) and what works best for our students at GMHS. Our discussions were thoughtful and took into consideration all subjects and the diverse needs of our students. In the end, all in attendance agreed to move forward in the following manner:


  1. Quarter 3 will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Students wishing to make-up missing work from the quarter will reach out to their teaches and have until April 17th to submit completed work. I recommend students contact their teachers as soon as possible to verify and retrieve any incomplete assignments. This is volunteering and not required.
  2. Quarter 4 will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. It is important students submit all work for Credit in order to receive a passing grade for the quarter. In addition, I strongly recommend students work with their teachers during office hours if they need assistance.
  3. Students’ GPA will be based on quarter 1, quarter 2, and the midterm exams. These quarters and exams were not interrupted and provide a more complete profile of a student.


Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. I hope this message finds you all healthy and safe.


Mr. Richards