St. Mary School is in full compliance with the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Catholic Schools and the Ohio Revised Code. Courses of study have been developed for use in the elementary and secondary schools of the Diocese of Toledo with the support of the University of Notre Dame ACE Collaborative. Teachers are required to teach the standards in each of the following subject areas: religion, language arts, mathematics, science, health, social studies, art, music and physical education.
Learning materials are provided by the school. Students are responsible for taking care of the items issued to them for the duration of school year and are responsible for paying the replacement cost if lost or defaced.
Student Evaluations/Grading Scales
Interim reports are issued for every child during the midpoint of the first quarter and as needed thereafter. Interims do not require a parent signature.
Report cards are issued at the end of each grading period. The first report card is issued to parents/guardians during conferences in October; all others will be sent home with students. Parent/guardian(s) should sign the report card envelope quarterly and return the envelope to the school.
St. Mary School has moved away from letter grades in K-4, using a different approach to show how students are meeting grade-level academic standards for what kids need to know in each subject. That approach is considered a more "standards-based" report card. The below grading key is meant to explain how the grades on your child’s report card were determined. In standards-based grading, behavior and work/ study habits are usually judged separately from student achievement.
Reading Improvement Plans will be implemented for K-3 not on target in Reading.
Kindergarten and grades 1–4 will be using E, M, P, and L on all graded areas.
Anything outside of core subjects for 5th and 6th grades will use this scale as well.
E = the student has exceeded the grade level standard(s)
M = the student has met the grade level standard(s)
P = the student is progressing toward the grade level standard(s)
L = limited -the student is below the grade level standard(s)
Blank- Not assessed this quarter
Core subjects for 5th and 6th grades only will use this scale:
Blank Not assessed this quarter
*Students on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may receive a combination of letter grades, progress codes and achievement indicators, based on the specifics of his or her IEP.
Honor Roll Requirements
Students must achieve either letter grades (A’s & B’s) or (E’s) for overall grades demonstrating above average results in all core subjects including Religion for grades 2-6. If you have specific questions about your child’s grade, please speak to your child’s teacher. Keep updated on academics through Progressbook online and on behavior using Class Dojo.
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled at the end of the first grading period. We ask that every child’s parent/guardian(s) meet with the teacher during this time. First quarter grade cards are distributed during each student’s conference time. You should see student portfolios with work samples, test scores, and behavior tracking.
Parents/guardians may schedule a conference at any time during the school year. In order for your student’s teacher to be able to provide you with his/her undivided attention, it is best to make arrangements in advance any time you wish to have a meeting to discuss progress and/or any other concerns that you may have.
The Ohio Code gives to the superintendent the right to assign pupils to levels. In the Diocese of Toledo, placement is done by the principal in collaboration with parents and faculty. Collaboration and communication between faculty, staff, parents and students is key to the success of each scholar attending St. Mary School.
3rd Grade Reading Guarantee (Ohio Department of Education)
Any third grade student who attends a nonpublic school with a scholarship awarded will be subject to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee retention provision, including the exemptions prescribed by that law. The Third Grade Reading Guarantee retention provision uses the promotion score from Ohio’s grade 3 English language arts test.
Study at home is intended to be purposeful. Each teacher holds the responsibility of determining frequency and procedures for homework assignments.
St. Mary School strives to provide the best education for our scholars. As a result, k-6 will participate in the NWEA MAP assessment process, unless otherwise determined through a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). The ACRE Test (Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education) is given to students in Grades 5. State Testing is also administered in the fall to all Third Grade students and in the spring for some 3-6 students as prescribed by law.
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A fully accredited Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade School and stellar faculty. Students experience and participate in prayer daily and Mass services weekly. ALL denominations welcome!