Public elementary school parents should expect report cards in the mail this year

For years, middle and high school families within the Edmonds School District have received student report cards in the mail approximately a week after the school year has concluded. It has been an efficient method, district officials stated, allowing teaching staff to complete grading up through the last day of the school year and ensuring all students’ completed assignments are included in the final grades reported.

Using this same method, elementary families will this year receive report cards in the mail, including the families with students at Mountlake Terrace Elementary, Cedar Way Elementary, Terrace Park School and Brier Elementary. In years past, printed report cards have gone home with elementary students on the last day of school.

Families may also view report cards on Family Access in Skyward beginning June 19 at 6:00 p.m.

During the upcoming 2014-15 school year the district will be researching the possibility of moving to paperless report cards for grades K-12. Feedback from families through surveys and other means will be used next year on the topic and more information will be provided in the fall about the proposal.

The printing of report cards is done by the district’s own in-house printing services. Centrally printing the reports across the K-12 system this spring is one way to determine what technical issues may need to be addressed in order to go paperless in the future, officials said. The district hopes going paperless creates additional efficiency and access to students’ progress and grading information during the school year.

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