Reporting to Parents 5-28

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-28


Reporting Student Progress

  1. Progress Reports

    Periodically during the school year, a progress report shall be given to the adult student or parents/legal guardian of a minor student, including those with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), who is in danger of failing a course or subject. This report shall provide information regarding the student's academic achievements during the period and may include information relevant to the student's work habits, attitudes and weaknesses. The report should give an evaluation of the student's academic progress as compared to what might normally be expected of a student in the student’s grade.

  2. Warning Notices

    In cases where a student is in danger of failing a course or subject or experiences a significant, negative change in performance, sufficient notice shall be sent home to provide warning of the possibility that the student may fail the subject or class.

  3. Conferences Regarding Student Progress

    The School Board encourages the use of conferences between the adult student or parents/legal guardians of minor students and teachers and/or principals. Such conferences shall be called to explore the needs of the student, to resolve misunderstandings, to devise plans for assisting the students to succeed or for other reasons relevant to the student's education.

  4. High School Seniors

    If a senior is in danger of failing to meet the graduation requirements, the adult student or parents/legal guardians of a minor student shall receive reasonable notification of the possibility of not qualifying for graduation and of the options for seeking assistance. Assistance should be provided where possible to help the student meet the requirements.

  5. Access to Student Progress Reports

    Access to student progress reports will be granted in accordance with Policy 5-31 and Regulation 5-10.2, as amended.

    In questionable cases the principal is to seek advice of the Superintendent or designee.

School Board Policy 2-42
School Board Regulation 2-42.1
School Board Regulation 2-42.2
School Board Regulation 5-10.2
School Board Policy 5-31

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1998
Amended by School Board: September 5, 2012
Amended by School Board: September 14, 2021