Progress reports are starting to go out this week and next week
There are very few grades that are going into your grades right now, so one low or missing assignment can strongly affect what your grade looks like right now. Progress reports are sent out because they are just that; progress reports. When you check your progress report, if you have a grade that you don't like, or want to work on improving, you can then know what you need to work on, and work to fix it. Missing work is missing work most of the time. We understand the need for exemptions but as middle school students we are working to make sure that you understand that in the real world there are very few extensions and you need to do your work on time.
If you are unhappy with your progress report, reflect on what needs to be fixed, and work to fix it for future grades.