High School Exam Information

MONROE-WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL MID-TERM/FINAL AND REGENTS EXAM INFORMATION – JANUARY 2020

Testing Regulations and Procedures

I. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

The following TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE will be in effect during the testing period:

 TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 – FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

ARRIVALS

7:00 AM –     Regular Route
10:45 AM –   Activity Routes

DEPARTURES

11:30 AM –   Activity Routes
2:15 PM  – Regular Routes
4:00 PM  – *Activity Routes (T,W,R)
5:00 PM  – *Activity Routes (M,T,W,R)

BUS SCHEDULES

Bus Schedules for 10:45 a.m. ARRIVAL at M-W High School

Bus Schedules for 11:30 a.m. DEPARTURES from M-W High School

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:

Table of Exam Transportation in event of Delay or Closing
BUSES BLOCK EXAMS REGENTS EXAMS
2 HOUR DELAY Will operate on a 2 hour delay schedule 7:15 Exams will be cancelled. Information will be posted on the HS website 7:15 Exams will be cancelled. Check HS website for information
SCHOOL CLOSING Will NOT be in operation Information about rescheduling will be posted on the HS website Information about possible rescheduling will be posted on the HS website

In-class exams for other subject areas will be administered before and after this exam week.  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/CTEC STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

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 MWHS Examinations.  Transportation will be provided as follows:

AM BOCES/CTEC
  1. Students scheduled to take a 7:15 or a 9:45 AM Block Exam OR a 7:15 AM Regents Exam during any day of the “Block” testing period:
    1. Will take the HS Exams and be excused from attending classes at the BOCES Center that day.
  2. Students scheduled to take a 12:15 PM Block Exam OR an 11:00 Regents Exam:
    1. Will be transported to the BOCES Center at the regular time via regular BOCES shuttle.
    2. Will be dismissed from BOCES at the regular time and transported back to the High School.
  3. Students not scheduled to take an Exam:
    1. Will be transported to the BOCES Center at the regular time.
    2. Will be dismissed from BOCES at the regular time and brought to the High School for the 2:15 PM departure.
PM BOCES/CTEC
  1. Students scheduled to take a 12:15 PM Block Exam OR an 11:00  Regents Exam:
    1. 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 Midterm 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 EXAM or BUS SCHEDULE or for LATENESS. 
    • Please ask in advance if you have questions or if you 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. 
  • Unless told otherwise, students who hand in notes should plan to take missed exams in the Library at 7:05 AM on TUESDAY, January 28th.  No make-up exams will be given after FRIDAY, January 31.
  • Unexcused absences from midterms/finals result in a grade of zero.

Absences from New York State Regents 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 an 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.