KEYSER - Mineral County students received some good news Tuesday - not only do they have a little longer to complete their homework, but unless they want to try to improve their current grade, they cannot at this time make it any worse.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Mineral County students received some good news Tuesday - not only do they have a little longer to complete their homework, but unless they want to try to improve their current grade, they cannot at this time make it any worse.
Superintendent Troy Ravenscroft announced Tuesday that the current grading period would be extended to Tuesday, March 31; giving students additional time to complete their at-home assignments and get them turned in.
He emphasized, however, that extending the grading period does not mean the overall school year will be extended.
In addition, work turned in by students can only help their current grades.
“Any work turned in can only improve a student’s grade from what it was as of Friday, March 13 - it cannot make a grade worse,” he said. “If students are satisfied with their current third nine week’s grades, they are not required to turn in anything additional.”
For those who do wish to turn in work to try to bring their grades up, the work should be submitted digitally. If a student does not have the ability to do that, however, Ravenscroft said the student should contact their teacher and make arrangements for an alternative method.
“We are trying to avoid in-person interactions,” he said.
“Work must be turned in by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, and teachers will have until April 10 to grade the work and enter grades. Report cards will be mailed the week of April 13,” he said.
Ravenscroft said the county continues to work on methods of accomplishing distance learning for the safety of the students and teachers alike.