A deficiency report will be sent to the parents/guardians of a student who is in danger of failing or who has dropped more than one letter grade from their previous report card grade. The deficiency report will be sent by the sixth week of each 12 week report period. If after this time it appears that the student is doing poorly, the parent or guardian will be notified immediately. The deficiency report must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to school. Students failing two or more core subjects for the school year may be retained in the current grade for the next school year.