Conferences and Report Cards are important means of communication with families about student growth, behavior, and development at MSSA.
Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary Teachers hold both Fall and Spring conferences to review student progress and growth and become better informed about children’s strengths and needs. By the time students are adolescents, they can participate in conversations about how they learn, so Middle School teachers hold Fall conferences by meeting in a group with parents and Middle School students. Parents at all levels are welcome to request individual conferences throughout the year if they have concerns, and these can be directly scheduled with teachers.
Report Cards are used to provide a written record of student performance on curriculum outcomes over a period of time. MSSA Report Cards use numeral assessments for skills and narrative comments to share what is happening in class as well as to comment on individual progress. Middle School Report Cards also include grades for English, history, math, science, and Spanish, as these grades are recorded on eighth-grade transcripts. Report Cards are emailed to families four times a year at the end of each Quarter.