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Elementary Report Cards are Available - Here's How to Access Them

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This Friday, December 15th, your child’s report card will be available electronically on Infinite Campus – that’s the website and phone application the school district uses to track grades, attendance, and other student information. No paper report cards will be sent home. 

How to view your child’s report card:

Log into Infinite Campus on a computer or through the Infinite Campus App. If you don’t have it installed you can download it from Google Play or the Apple App Store. You can find information on setting up the app here. On Friday, a new menu item will appear called “Documents.”  When you click on Documents you will see the Trimester 1 report card.

** If you have not set up your parent account or are having trouble logging in, please contact your child’s school.

About the new report card

As you may know, South Milwaukee elementary schools are moving to evidence-based grading for the skills and content we need each student to know by the end of each year. This report will look very different to previous documents because it is meant to better inform parents on what the key skills and standards each student should learn by the end of the year. 


What is important to keep in mind when reviewing your child’s progress? 

  • Many of the standards and skills are written to achieve mastery by the end of the year. A score of AE or Approaching Expectations is an appropriate score for a majority of the school year. 

  • Depending on the time of year, some skills might receive a score of *, which means Not Assessed--that means this skill or standard will be taught and learned in a different trimester. 

  • A score EE means Exceeds Expectations. Please know this is not equivalent to a traditional A letter grade. Exceeds Expectations means that the student is regularly working independently and able to apply the skills in new and different ways. While we certainly push all students to achieve high levels, Meets Expectations means that they are applying the skills in a way appropriate for their grade and developmental level. 


How can I monitor and support my child’s progress and growth?

  • Check-in with your child’s teacher regularly.

  • Engage in any communications teachers share via SeeSaw or Google Classroom.

  • Ask your student open-ended questions about what they are learning. Using questions that start with “How” or “Why” give kids practice to be able to explain their thinking--this goes a long way to help support and push students toward skill mastery!  


More information can be found about this change in the recent letter sent to all parents and guardians. You can also listen to our podcast episode discussing the changes and see what the report card looks like and how it’s different in this short video. 


Our goal with reporting student progress is to make it clearer for everyone about how students are growing and learning. If you have any questions about the report card, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher, building principal, or Christie Gajewski, Director of Instruction. 

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