The Alpine School District has revealed to students and parents that they will not be failing students for 4th term. On April 22nd, 2020 ASD decided that students will pass rather than fail this term. The grading scale has been changed from A-F, to A-C and then P (pass) This change was made in efforts to relieve some stress for students during the Coronavirus break. “The 4th term grading policy will be a “no harm approach.” We recognize that this is only one term of the 13-year public education career. We have outlined a timeline for both students and teachers to ensure that there is enough time for the necessary steps.” The statement above was released in an email to students and teachers regarding the new grading format. Students will have until May 22nd to ask for a P from teachers. And teachers must have the P’s in by May 27th. As for all school work, no more assignments will be given out after May 12th as instructed by the district and Principal Erickson. In the email they also include that a P will not harm students in the future whether that comes to admission or scholarships. They conclude the email by saying, “Thank you for continuing to stay engaged in learning. We hope that these changes will take some much needed stress off of students, parents, and teachers during this challenging time. Please take care of yourselves. You are an important part of our Alpine School District Team!” It’s hard to say whether these changes will motivate students to continue working hard or it will give them a chance to just slack off the last term.