Here are some things that you need to know in order to understand what you see:
Tests and quizzes are graded using the standard percentage scale. Categories are weighted according to the same percentages used by the 5th and 6th grade teachers in both BSS and Cove Rd. The grades are not straight averages.
Sometimes there are blanks in the grade book due to absence from class (band, speech, enrichment, etc.) or absence from school. Not all assignments can be "made up". Assignments will be made up or substituted at the teacher's discretion. "Blanks" are not "zeroes" and do not count against your child's grade.
Due to my efforts to differentiate instruction, assignments may be modified or omitted at the teacher's discretion. This is another possible reason for "blanks" in the grade book.
If you have any questions about your child's grades, please feel free to contact me via email.