End of Year Business


Final Grades

All graded work for the 4th marking period should have been turned in by now, and so I’ll be updating Schooltool with grades for these assignments to finalize your 4th marking period grade. After this, you have a choice to receive a traditional numeric grade or a pass/fail grade. The default options are as follows:

  • Any student with a calculated final grade of 75 or higher will receive a numeric grade
  • Any student with a calculated final grade of 74 or less will receive a grade of pass/fail.

If you wish to change how your grade will be reported away from the default option, please email me, but also please report your preference by logging into Schooltool using the instructions found in this video, or as follows:

  1. Log into Schooltool
  2. Click on your name
  3. Click on the “User Defined” tab
  4. Click the green + sign next to IHS COVID-Closure Grading Options
  5. Go through your schedule, note the department, course, and grade option preference for each class period.
    1. If you don’t have a class during that period, select a grading choice of “N/A – No Class”
  6. Click the green SAVE button at the top of the section (next to IHS COVID-Closure Grading Options)
  7. If you want to edit your selections, click the white Edit button

See this FAQ for more information about the pass/fail option, or this document for more information about the end of the year procedures for students

Course Evaluation

I value your opinion on what I teach and how I teach it. It’s a tough job, and the transition to online distance learning made it especially challenging. I would deeply appreciate it if you would give me your thoughts on the course you took with me, both the in-person part and the online part. Please complete this evaluation. It’s a little lengthy, but there is a lot that I’m curious about and I hope you’ll be willing to send me your thoughts.

Your responses are completely anonymous, unless you choose to tell me your name. Please be honest and thorough!

Textbook, Calculator, Chromebook Returns

From IHS Administration: School materials (Chromebooks/charges for seniors only [underclassmen should keep their Chromebooks/chargers], calculators, library books, and textbooks) can be returned to the IHS Materials Recovery Station on Lake Street, outside the library entrance on the following dates:

  • Monday 6/15 from 4-6 pm
  • Wednesday 6/17 from 11 am to 6 pm

In addition to returning textbooks to the Lake St. Materials Recovery Site, for your
convenience, student textbooks and library books can be taken to the Tompkins
County Public Library (TCPL) for your convenience.

Please make sure all returned items are clearly labeled with the student and teacher’s name.

Final Thoughts

This has been a unique year, filled with challenges we never could have anticipated at its outset. Rarely does a single event have such a significant worldwide impact. This was uncharted territory, and I think we have all learned a lot about ourselves, about each other, and about how to be successful in a difficult time like this. I’ve recorded a short goodbye message for you all, which you can watch here.


Goodbye! I’ll miss you!

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