It's Sunday. I write all my blog posts over the weekend, and I have for many years. It's simpler that way.
Before getting to the blog writing, I did a quick perusal of my emails. When I got to my "student" account, I found another email from Khalil.
Khalil is an eleventh grader in my fourth period class. He's on the football team. And his grade is not where it should be to make him eligible to play football.
Yes, I know it's spring. But CIF shut down school sports in the fall. As COVID cases have fallen, they've allowed a modified spring schedule, including the sports we lost in the fall. The first high school football games were played last weekend.
He's been saying that he needs to get his grade up. I told him he needs to complete his missing work (of which there is a lot). Yesterday (Saturday), I graded the two things he submitted, so his grade did rise... to about 33%.
But today, he said that I had not graded his essay assignments.
I took over this English class the last week of February. Before that, Mr. P had been the sub. The essay assignments had been assigned under him. In January.
This is a case of "a lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part". But while Khalil has been persistent, he hasn't been rude about it. So, I'll grade the assignments (for partial credit due to them being so late).
I doubt they'll be much help. His grade is so low at this point. But at least he's trying.