January 25, 2024

Dear Harbor Families,

On Tuesday, you should have received an email prompting you to download your child’s report card from Gradelink. Hopefully, you have found a few minutes this week to carefully review this important document, which serves as an additional, more formal, method of communication about your child’s progress and learning goals.

As you review your child’s report, please keep in mind that child development is complex and nonlinear, and there is a wide range of expected levels within an age group. Therefore, often, indicators will be marked as “meets expectations”. I encourage you to review each of the indicators, which are based on our curriculum standards and goals as they translate to the mid-year expectation for the grade level. You will find that there are many indicators, representing the complexities of the path of development and our curriculum in the academic, physical, and social/emotional domains.

Perhaps even more illustrative - and certainly more time-consuming for the teachers! - are the comments provided about your child’s growth in the homeroom and specials classes. Though there shouldn’t be new information or surprises in the comments, the goal is to provide a comprehensive description of your child’s growth and development. We encourage you to read through the comments with your child, and talk with them about what they mean - and don’t forget to mention how very proud their teachers are of them!

To access your child’s report card:

  • Log into the portal using the school ID (1766), family login, and password (provided in the email from Gradelink).
  1. Click on the Grades tab on the left side of the screen. There will be a link to download the report card as a PDF.
    *If you have more than one child at The Harbor School, navigate to the next child in the “Now Viewing” on the top right of the screen.

Enjoy reading about your student! And thank you, as always, for sharing your child with us! It is an honor to be partners in their education with each of you.

Warm regards,

Leah Musico
Head of School
The Harbor School

Harbor School