At the end of a course, a grade represents what a student knows and is able to do. Grades are not rewards or punishments. We believe grades posted weekly should clarify for a student what their strengths are and also where there may be opportunities for growth.
Grades are typically calculated by averaging a student's performance over time by the given standards of a course.
- Students must provide evidence of learning with respect to all standards of a course to receive a final grade.
- Students who do not attempt all the assessments for a course may earn an incomplete.
There are also opportunities for reassessments. To learn more about these and for more insight into the MSHS Equitable Grading Policy, please watch the video below.
EQUITABLE GRADING COMMITMENTS
Our Student Handbook was recently recreated into it's own website. Please click the picture below or the Student Handbook link to access the information. The contents of the handbook can be found at the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Expectations and Guidelines
This district depends on volunteers and values their contributions. Your willingness to serve the students and staff of the district is greatly appreciated. All volunteering relationships established through Snoqualmie Valley School District must take place with students on the school campus during school hours or at other authorized school activities only.
Volunteers are expected to:
- Sign in and wear an ID badge on school grounds at all times.
- Wear professional attire.
- Show respect for all staff and students.
- Share concerns regarding students with the appropriate school staff only.
This handbook below outlines the guidelines and expectations that volunteers must follow to create safe and successful experiences for students, staff, and volunteers. We look forward to having you at our school!
Mt. Si High School Elevator Policy
• Students, staff and visitors with disabilities will receive elevator key cards the same day they request them, without charge.
• The school will post signage by each of the elevator doors explaining how to obtain elevator key cards for access to the elevators.
• The school will post this policy and procedure on the school’s website, and in the school’s student handbook.
• Students, staff and visitor access during school hours: The elevators in the school are available for students, staff and visitors who are unable to use the stairs. Students, staff and visitors needing the use of the elevator can check out an elevator key card from the principal’s assistant or any staff member working in the school’s main office. Students and staff needing long-term accommodations can arrange to check out an elevator key card on a long-term basis. Documentation to support a student’s or staff member’s request to check out an elevator key card may be required, where it is not readily apparent that the individual has a mobility impairment (e.g., a person who uses a wheelchair, cane, or other mobility devices, a person who is blind or visually impaired, etc.) and the school has a concern that there is a misrepresentation of need for an elevator key card. Once approved and provided, the elevator key card is intended for use by the approved student and staff member only. Elevator key cards are nontransferable. • Elevator access after normal school hours: If the school is hosting an after school event or if a community organization has rented the school building for use after normal school hours, which requires access to the building’s second or third floors, the school will unlock the elevators and allow unrestricted access to the elevators without the need for an elevator key card.
• Emergencies: If an emergency arises involving access to the elevators during normal school hours, please contact the school’s main office at (425) 831- 8100. If an emergency arises involving access to the elevators after normal school hours, please call Sonitrol at (1-877-SONITROL).
• Any person with questions or concerns regarding this policy or access to the elevators at the school in general should contact the school’s principal via email (see directory) or at (425) 831-8100. Mt. Si High School Elevator Procedure
• Due to ongoing safety and security concerns, all the elevators at the school will require an elevator key card in order to facilitate unassisted entry, operation, and exit from the elevators during the school day.
• The school shall have a sufficient number of elevator key cards available for students, staff and visitors with disabilities whenever the building is in use. Please visit the main office to request an elevator key card. Elevator key cards will be issued to individuals and are intended to be used only by those in need. Elevator key cards are nontransferable.
• To ensure that the elevators are properly maintained and operate whenever needed, the school shall document with a written log that the elevators are functioning properly and have been inspected at least once a week by the school’s security team. Any deficiencies related to elevators, including equipment malfunctions, shall be reported immediately to the Facilities Department. • Deficiencies and/or malfunctions related to elevators are a priority and shall be addressed immediately. Whenever an elevator within the school is inoperable, the school shall have alternative measures in place to ensure that access to services, programs and activities is not interrupted. This may include moving services, programs and activities to another location within the building or may include transporting individuals in a different manner. • Please notify the main office immediately at (425) 831-8100 if the elevator is not working