As a Grading Manager:
  1. Navigate to Academics > Grades > Grading Setup > Grade Translations.
  2. You can either modify an existing grade translation or create a new one. To create a new one click Add, and you can create something like the following:
    • Grade Label: ME (example)
    • Abbr: ME (example)
    • Min Score: 0
    • Max Score: 0
    • Equiv. Score: 0
    • Then select Pass if this should consider the course passed.
    • Save & Exit
  3. Next, navigate to Academics > Grades > Grading setup > Grade Categories.
  4. Click Add, and you can create your new Grade Category: (Skip this step if you chose to modify an existing grade translation)
    • Group Type: Academics
    • Category Name: Medically Excused (example)
    • Category Type: Grade
    • Translation: Select the translation you created above.
    • Because you won't be translating the score, you can leave the check boxes unchecked.
    • Save & Exit.
  5. Next, navigate to Academics > Grades > Grading Setup > School Year Setup. (This is also only required if creating a new grade translation, category and grade plan)
  6. Filter for the Grade Plan you need to add this Grade to.
  7. Click View to update the results.
  8. Click Edit in the upper right corner to edit the Grade Plan.
  9. On the lower left under the existing Grades/Comments - Descriptions, click the "Add Grades/Comments" link.
    • Description: Add a description
    • Category: Select the Grade Category you created above. Then Save & Exit.
    • Save.
Note: You'll want to add this to any Grade Plan where you want teachers to be able to select your ME "grade" for a student. 
  1. Last, navigate to Academics > Grades > Report Card Setup.
  2. Filter for your Report Card.
  3. Click View to update the results.
  4. Click Edit Template for the Report Card you want to add a column to for this grade.
  5. On the left under Report Card Details, click the Access/Grades link.
  6. On the Right, click the Edit Access/Grades link.
  7. Click the Add Column link.
    • Give it a Label.
    • Select Type: Grade.
    • Save & Exit.
  8. Last, select the Grade to Display that you added to each of your Grade Plans.
  9. Click Save.