Elementary Report Cards

Limestone Learning Foundation
Elementary Report Cards
Posted on 02/11/2020
Labour Update imageAs shared earlier, elementary students will not be issued term one report cards due to the ongoing provincial labour disruption by members of ETFO.

We know families are disappointed with the absence of mid-year report cards which are normally scheduled for February. Teachers are continuing to evaluate and assess students but will not be entering marks and/or learning skills electronically. It is important to remember that report cards are not the sole record of achievement data for your child. Ongoing and regular communication between teachers and families occurs throughout the year. As always, parents and guardians can contact their child’s teacher to discuss their progress, or concerns.

It was a difficult decision not to issue term-one report cards; however, during job action it is not business as usual in our schools. Although elementary teachers have submitted marks to administrators, school administrators cannot enter or communicate marks for every student on behalf of every teacher.

The production of report cards for Limestone’s 13,000 elementary students relies on the electronic inputting of assessment data by teachers. This translates into about 300,000 individual pieces of data. Our principals and vice-principals cannot do the work of more than 800 classroom teachers. Nor can this work be outsourced to other Board staff, or external agencies due to the significant unbudgeted cost, and concerns about accuracy and, more importantly, privacy given the confidential information that is part of a child’s report card. 

We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding during this time of labour action. We are hopeful that the parties at the central table are able to reach an agreement soon. The Board will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.