Local and Regents Examinations: May and June 2018

May 2, 2018

Please read the following information about the May and June 2018 local and Regents examinations that will be administered at the high school.

2018 Local and Regents Examinations General Information

Dates

The last day of classes is Monday, June 11, 2018. Local and Regents exams are scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 21st. Students should only report to school if they have an exam or a review session. The testing schedule will be posted in the Guidance and Counseling Center, the Main Office, the lobby near the cafeteria and on the high school’s website. Classroom teachers will also inform their students of the times and locations of exams.

Attendance

The importance of participating in Regents and/or local final exams cannot be emphasized enough . Students enrolled in courses for which there are final examinations are responsible for taking tests on given dates and times. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each examination period and phone calls will be made to verify each absence. The scheduling of personal appointments, vacations or meeting obligations other than those of an emergency nature shall not constitute a valid reason for missing an examination and will result in a grade of zero. Valid reasons include illness or injury confirmed by a physician’s note; death in family; or court appearance confirmed by court documentation. Notification to the attendance clerk or school counselor is mandatory, who will then provide the notification to the Principal.

Eligibility for making-up a local examination will be determined by the Principal. Students cannot make-up Regents examinations. Your cooperation in seeing that your child is present during this time is greatly appreciated.

Arrival

All students should enter the high school through the cafeteria entrance. Students should arrive no later than 8 a.m. for morning exams; they will start at 8:15 a.m. For afternoon exams , students should arrive no later than 12 p.m.; they will start at 12:15 p.m.

Universal Admission Deadline Times for Regents Examinations

Students taking Regents exams will not be admitted into the exam room after the State Universal Admission Deadline times of 10 a.m. for the morning exams and 2 p.m. for the afternoon exams.

Universal Dismissal Times for Regents Examinations

For the morning session, a student cannot be dismissed from a Regents exam prior to 10 a.m. For the afternoon session, a student cannot be dismissed from a Regents exam prior to 2 p.m. After being dismissed from the morning exams, students may use the cafeteria to wait for their next exam.

Transportation Schedule

Morning Route: Regular pick-up and arrival to school.
11:40 a.m. Route: For those students who only have morning exams, buses will transport them home.
2:25 p.m. Route: Regular dismissal.

If a student does not have an examination during one of the morning testing sessions, he/she can come to school on the regular morning bus and remain in a designated study area until his/her afternoon exam begins. Students also have the option of securing their own transportation. For those students who will be driving to school, they may park on campus during the exam period.

Cafeteria

The cafeteria will be OPEN after the last day of classes, offering a limited lunch menu (no breakfast). Students may provide their own meals during the exam period. For those students with exam conflicts, they need to bring their lunch to school, and they will be provided time to eat between exams.

Unauthorized Materials

When students enter the exam room, they are not allowed to bring in unauthorized materials, i.e., backpacks, bags, electronic devices, notes, or other printed material that would give them an unfair advantage. This applies to all exams (Regents, RCTs and finals). With regards to cell phones , please see the detailed information below:
“All students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and certain other electronic devices into a classroom or other location where a State examination is being administered. Test proctors, test monitors and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any prohibited electronic devices prior to the start of the test administration. Admission to the test shall be denied to any student who is in possession of a cell phone or other prohibited electronic device and refuses to relinquish it.” If the principal determines that a student “had a prohibited device in his or her possession during the test administration, the student’s test must be invalidated. No score may be calculated for that student.” – NYSED’s Directions for Administering Regents Examinations June and August 2015 Administration.

 

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