Students with a first schooling date in January, February or 1-2 March
When looking at the Overview of Due Dates, you will see that children with January, February, and early March birthdays have anniversary reports due in December. OTJs must be entered in December in order for the student to receive their anniversary report.
Why is this?
LINC-ED follows Ministry rules around reporting times. If a student's first schooling date is in January, February, 1 or 2 March, the Ministry rule is that their anniversary OTJ should be made in December. This also means their interim reporting date falls six months later in June, which may not align with their birthday. Some schools choose to do the interim report at the true 6 month mark, however this does not alter the December due date for the full anniversary report.
If OTJs were not added last December...
To generate a December report you can send us the data to enter retrospectively for December's sliders or you could communicate the information via posts.
Sample introduction for a post:
The timing of reporting on National Standards is based on the date your child first started school. As teachers are still getting to know your child at the beginning of a year, students who started school in January, February or early March are reported on in December. They are then reported on again six months later in June. The following post has been written to share your child’s progress and achievement in relation to the (write which) standard.