High School Exam Information

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May 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Attached please find important information regarding the upcoming Final and Regents Examination period at Monroe-Woodbury High School. Information about student management and building safety during the final examination period is also included. We appreciate your support in stressing the importance of your child’s attendance, and in being prompt and well prepared for these exams and review sessions.

The Block/Regents examination schedule begins on Monday, June 17 and extends through Tuesday, June 25. The last day of regular classes at the high school is Friday, June 14.

Please review and discuss with your child the attached information regarding the High School Final Examination period.

Sincerely,

Mr. Yarmus
Assistant Principal

  1. Schedule of Examinations
  2. Exam Bus Routes – 10:25 a.m. Arrival at the High School
  3. Exam Bus Routes – 11:00 a.m. Departure from the High School

MONROE-WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Testing Regulations and Procedures

I. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Bus runs are designed to drop/pick-up students at “Central Points” in our district. These bus routes will be posted at the high school main entrance throughout the June testing period. They are also listed on the High School website. Please familiarize yourself with the bus schedule, and plan your transportation accordingly.

REGENTS/BLOCK EXAMS FOR JUNE 17-25

ARRIVALS AT HIGH SCHOOL

7:00 AM – Regular Route
10:50 AM – Activity Route

DEPARTURES FROM HIGH SCHOOL

11:00 AM – Activity Routes
2:10 PM – Regular Routes
There will be a PM shuttle bus available for late testing students

II. BOCES/CTEC STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

Regular A.M. and P.M. BOCES/CTEC bus runs will be in effect through Friday, June 14.

Students are expected to attend all required classes at the BOCES/CTEC Center EXCEPT when they are scheduled to take a Block Final or Regents Exam. Transportation will be provided as follows:

AM BOCES/CTEC

7:30 A.M. shuttle to BOCES/CTEC from the High School as usual.
10:35 A.M. regular dismissal time from BOCES/CTEC classes.

The bus will arrive at the High School by 11:00 A.M. in time for High School examinations. Buses will be available at the High School to take students home who do not have an examination.

PM BOCES/CTEC

12:00 P.M. shuttle from the High School to BOCES/CTEC for all P.M. BOCES/CTEC students.

III. LOCKERS

All students are reminded that they must remove all locker contents from their hall and PE lockers by no later than Monday, June 17th.

IV. PARKING

School regulations regarding student use of the High School parking lot will be in effect through the testing period. No student may park in the bus lanes.

    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.

    VI. COMMUNICATION DEVICES:

    The possession &/or use of any communication device while taking a state and local examination, either in the room where the test is being administered, or while on a supervised break (such as a bathroom visit) is strictly prohibited. Such devices include, but are not limited to:

    • Cell phones
    • iPods and MP3 players
    • iPads, tablets, and other eReaders
    • Personal laptops, notebooks, or any other computing devices
    • Cameras or other photographic equipment
    • Wearable devices/smart wearables, including smart watches and health wearables with a display
    • Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones such as earbuds
    • Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content.

    Regents Exams will be invalidated, and no score will be calculated if any such device is seen or used in any manner, and if headphones are worn while in the testing room.

    IV. STUDENT ABSENCES AND MAKE-UP EXAMS

    Students who are absent from a Final Exam are required to immediately provide medical verification (on doctor’s stationery) to the House B office. 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 (see Student Handbook). Unless told otherwise, students who hand in notes should plan to arrive at the High School on the bus that arrives at 7:00 AM on Monday, June 24 to take missed exams in the Library. No make-up exams will be given after Tuesday, June 25.

    Absences from New York State Regents Exams cannot be made up until the next scheduled administration in August and January.