High School Exam Information

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January 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Our Mid-Year Examinations (including Mid-terms, Finals, and NYS Regents Examinations) are scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25. Some in-class exams will be given the week prior. Attached find the examination and transportation schedules. Please pay careful attention to examination times, transportation schedules, and cancellations due to inclement weather. Subject area teachers will inform students of specific room assignments.

These mid-term and final examinations (for semester classes) are important because they:

  • represent 10% of the final grade in full-year courses
  • represent 20% of the final grade in semester courses
  • provide a cumulative review of the first semester’s work
  • provide a comprehensive analysis of student progress
  • provide a testing experience that will enable students to perform well on the June local and state examinations.

It is crucial that students attend all scheduled examinations. Make-up examinations will only be given if the absences are validated by a medical excuse signed by a physician.

Please review the attached information with your child. Please contact their House Office, if there are any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Mr. Yarmus
Assistant Principal


MONROE-WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Testing Regulations and Procedures

I. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

The following Transportation Schedule will be in effect during the testing period:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

ARRIVALS

7:00 AM – Regular Route
10:25 AM – Activity Routes

DEPARTURES

10:45 AM – Activity Routes
2:15 PM – Regular Routes
4:00 PM – *Activity Routes
5:00 PM – *Activity Routes

II. DELAYED OPENINGS, SCHOOL CLOSINGS

The following contingency plan will be in effect should it be necessary to close school or operate on a delayed opening schedule on a test day:

3 HOUR DELAY

BUSES

Will operate on a 3 hour delay schedule

BLOCK EXAMS

7:15 and 9:00 AM Exams will be cancelled. Information will be posted on the HS website.

REGENTS/RCT EXAMS

7:15 Exams will be cancelled. Check website for information.

3 HOUR DELAY TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE
ARRIVALS

10:05 AM – Regular Route

DEPARTURES

2:10 PM – Regular Route
4:00 PM – Activity Routes
5:00 PM – Activity Routes

SCHOOL CLOSING

BUSES

Will not be in operation.

BLOCK EXAMS

Information about rescheduling will be posted on M-WHS website.

REGENTS/RCT EXAMS

Information about possible rescheduling will be posted on M-WHS website.

In-class exams will be administered prior to January 22nd. Any in-class exam affected by inclement weather will be rescheduled as per teacher directions.

REMINDER: It is expected that students will leave school following their last exam each day. Please familiarize yourself with the bus schedule and plan your transportation accordingly.

III. BOCES

All BOCES programs will operate on a regular schedule during the January testing period. Students are expected to attend classes at the BOCES Center except when they are scheduled to take M-WHS Examinations. Transportation will be provided as follows:

AM BOCES
  • Students scheduled to take a 7:15, 9:00, &/or a 10:45 AM Block Exam OR a 7:15 AM Regents Exam during any day of the “Block” testing period:
    • Will take the HS Exams and be excused from attending classes at the BOCES Center that day.
  • Students scheduled to take a 12:30 PM Block Exam OR an 11:05 Regents Exam:
    • Will be transported to the BOCES Center at the regular time via regular
      BOCES shuttle.
    • Will be dismissed from BOCES at the regular time and transported back
      to the High School.
  • Students not scheduled to take an Exam:
    • Will be transported to the BOCES Center at the regular time.
    • Will be dismissed from BOCES at the regular time and brought to the High
      School for the 2:10 PM departure.
PM BOCES
  • Students scheduled to take a 10:45 AM or 12:30 PM Block Exam OR an 11:05 Regents Exam:
    • Will take the HS Exams and will be excused from BOCES for that day.

IV. STUDENT ABSENCES AND MAKE-UP EXAMS

Students who are absent from a Mid-Term or Final Exam are required to immediately provide medical verification (on doctor’s stationery) to the House B office.

NO MAKE UP EXAMS WILL BE PERMITTED DUE TO A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE SCHEDULE.

Please ask in advance if you have questions or need clarification.

The High School Administration will determine student eligibility for make-up exams and reserves the right to grant such opportunity in unique and/or extenuating circumstances.

  1. Unless told otherwise, students who hand in notes should plan to take missed exams in the Library at 7:05 AM on MONDAY, January 28.
  2. No make-up exams will be given after TUESDAY, January 29.

IMPORTANT: Absences from New York State Regents/RCT Exams cannot be made up until the next scheduled administration in June or August.

    V.  CONFLICT ROOM (LIBRARY/MEDIA CENTER)

    Students and parents should immediately review the testing schedule for conflicts (more than one exam at a time/overlapping exam) and these should be reported to the students’ classroom teachers.

    Students should have a discussion with their teachers and guidance counselors in an attempt to develop a sensible plan to avoid any testing conflict. This may include taking one of the exams at alternate time. On the day of the test, all Regents exams are the priority and must be administered first.

    In the event that the exam conflict cannot be avoided, students should report to the designated testing site for the first exam with all other students. Upon completion of the exam, the student should quietly raise his/her hand, identify to the proctor that he/she has to take another exam in the conflict room (Library/Media Center) and then be escorted there. Students should consider bringing lunch, or a snack if appropriate.