At St. Francis of Assisi School, we recognize that our school community exists to foster and exemplify Catholic values. Educational programs, offered in the context of our faith, promote the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of our students. Students from grades 1 to 8 are issued the Elementary Report Card. Kindergarten students are issued the Kindergarten Communication of Learning.
The Elementary Report Card for grades 1 to 8 is a tool that:
- encourages ongoing communication between you and your child’s teacher regarding achievement of curriculum expectations;
- emphasizes and gives examples of the learning skills and work habits required;
- meaningful, clear and personalized comments so you can understand how your child is progressing;
- uses letter grades for Grades 1-6 and percentage marks for Grades 7-8 so you clearly understand how well your child is doing;
- provides suggestions on how you can support your child’s learning at home;
- provides an opportunity for parents/guardians and students to comment on achievement, learning skills and work habits, and next steps for success;
The Kindergarten Communication of Learning will describe your child’s learning within the four “frames”, or broad areas of learning within the Kindergarten Program, that reflect the developmental and learning needs of children in Kindergarten and beyond:
- Belonging & Contributing;
- Self-Regulation & Well-Being;
- Demonstrating Literacy & Mathematics Behaviours;
- Problem Solving & Innovating;
These comments in the four areas above will provide feedback about your child’s most important or significant skills, the positive developments in learning that your child has demonstrated since the beginning of the year, and ways in which your child can move forward in developing knowledge and skills.
We know that you, as a parent or guardian, are vital partners in your child’s education and that children do better at school when their parents/guardians are involved. We encourage you to review the report card and/or communication of learning with your child, celebrate their successes, identify goals, and discuss how you can continue to support your child’s learning at home.
St. Francis of Assisi School strives to encourage and promote timely and responsive communication between school and home. Parents/guardians are always invited to contact your child’s teacher should you have questions or concerns. One way to support this communication is the use of the response forms found on the Elementary Report Card and the Kindergarten Communication of Learning. This form provides parents/guardians (and students for grades 1 to 8) with an opportunity to comment on student achievement, demonstration of learning skills, learning goals, and home support. There is also a place for parents to request a meeting to discuss the report card. Even if you do not wish to comment on the report card or communication of learning, we kindly remind you that parents/guardians must sign the response form and return it to the school to indicate that you have reviewed the document.
You can learn more about the how student achievement is reported on in the Halton Catholic District School Board here: Reporting Student Achievement