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LPSS offers guidance on how it will calculate grades for graduating students

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 16:29:50-04

The Lafayette Parish School System announced on Monday how it will calculate grading for graduating students and provided several online learning resources to students and families during the extended school closures due to COVID-19.

The grading guidance only applies to graduating Seniors and graduating Juniors in the Lafayette Parish School System.*

LPSS stated in a Facebook post that its teachers will continue to communicate weekly with students and parents to support at-home learning, as well as provide feedback.

According to LPSS, school leaders and teachers remain responsive to emails daily, so parents are to reach out via email with questions. Email addresses can be found here,

LPSS says it has developed a clear guideline and criteria that has been relayed to schools in order to identify students at “proficient” levels in order to award credit.

For year-long courses, LPSS says students need to obtain an average of a “D” using the 3 final nine weeks grades, or 3 quality points.

For semester courses, LPSS says students needed to obtain at least a “D” in the third nine weeks, or 1 quality point.

According to LPSS, the Final Grade is the average of the unrounded quality points earned in a semester, and each letter grade carries a point value.

LPSS provides more details on its grading system here.

Important Information for Seniors and Graduating Juniors

Graduating Seniors and Juniors Guidance Slide Deck…/1LXjyCTu5cfwCxMSXT6zuWh5r3…/view…

Graduating Seniors and Juniors Guidance Narrated Video of Slide Deck…

Graduating Seniors and Juniors Guidance Transcript of Information…

Important Information for all LPSS Students

Google Classroom/Weekly Communication

Students are encouraged to log on to his/her google classroom. All teachers have set-up google classrooms and students can benefit greatly by participating in the weekly learning activities posted. Teachers will continue to post at least three learning activities weekly and will contact students/parents weekly to provide feedback and support. Anyone uncertain about how to access a teacher’s google classroom can reach out directly to the teacher, School Directory Teacher communication may be via telephone, zoom, google classrooms, etc.

In addition to the learning activities posted in google classrooms, the following at home learning resources are available. Although optional, these resources are aligned to major learning at each grade level and can be impactful for all learners.


Every week a new model lesson will be uploaded for each grade level in Math, English Language Arts/Reading, Science, and Social Studies.These lessons are focused on "major learning" to which students have already been exposed and will need to master in order to gain the prerequisite knowledge for the future. Consider these building blocks.These lessons offer additional practice on essential skills and standards that your student will need moving forward.

LPSS Resources

Additional learning resources and other important information can be found here.

Learn United

In partnership with AOC Community Media and sponsored by Cox Communications, United Way of Acadiana is leading an effort to bring more educational opportunities into the homes of Acadiana's children. The organizations have partnered to cablecast educational programming on AOC's channels and their digital platform, beginning immediately. The partnership, Learn United, also includes Lafayette Parish School System, Lafayette Education Foundation, Lafayette Parents for Education, Love Our Schools, LUS Fiber, CGI, and Acadiana Center for the Arts who have come together to deliver quality educational programming in an easy to access format. Visit the Learn United website for information regarding programming and lessons.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting

In an effort to ensure limited disruption to Louisiana students' education due to public school closures, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and in collaboration with PBS stations nationwide have announced a plan to provide teachers, parents, caregivers, and students with resources to continue learning at home.

Academic Resources for Parents

Additional resources and guidance for parents and students

You can red the full Facebook post from LPSS below.

*This article has been updated to indicate that the grading guidance issued by the Lafayette Parish School System only applies to graduating Seniors and graduating Juniors.

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