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January 2020 Regents and Local Exam Schedules for SGFHS

January 9, 2020

General Information

Dates: Local and Regents exams are scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th. Classes will not be in session on these days. Students should only report to school if they have an exam. Classroom teachers will inform students of the times and locations of exams. 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.

Attendance: The importance of participating in Regents and/or local final or midterm exams cannot be emphasized enough. Students enrolled in courses for which there are mid-term or 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. Once the absence has been approved, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher to reschedule the exam. If arrangements for make-up examinations have not been made prior to the conclusion of the examination period, those scheduled students shall receive an examination grade of zero.

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 10:00 a.m. for the morning exams and 2:00 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 2:00 p.m. After being dismissed from the morning exams, students may use the cafeteria to wait for their next exam. Food will be available to purchase. If students do not have an afternoon exam, they can leave the building.

Additional Exam Sessions:
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This session is for Regents examinations, as well as three hour midterms and finals.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This is a two hour window for midterms that are 1 ½ hours in length. Students will not be permitted to enter the exam room after 9:00 a.m. or leave the exam room prior to 9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students who are scheduled to take a Regents examination will have up to three hours to complete the exam (see information above regarding Universal Admission Deadline Time and Dismissal Time).

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. For those students who are taking midterms, they will have approximately 1 ½ hours to complete their midterms. Therefore, the admission deadline and dismissal time for midterms is 1:00 p.m.

Transportation Schedule: Regular AM, 2 buses at 11:30, regular dismissal, and then the activity bus.

Morning: Regular pick-up and arrival to school.

11:30 a.m.: For those students who only have morning exams, buses will transport them home only.

2:25 p.m.: Regular dismissal.

3:20 p.m.: Activity run- any student needing transportation after the exams.

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 kitchen will be open throughout the week. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 a.m.- 8 a.m. Lunch will be available from Tuesday through Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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, midterms 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.

Inclement Weather: “Schools may not administer State examinations when weather conditions are severe enough to warrant closing school and canceling normal bus transportation” (2015 School Administrator’s Manual Secondary Level Administrations, p.1-3). Therefore, Regents examination cannot be rescheduled.

January 2020 Exam Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Morning

8-11 a.m.

RE ELA – New Gym
Spanish 3 Midterm – Old Gym
French 3 Midterm – Rooms 207 & 209

8-10 a.m.

AP Government Midterm – LGI
Calculus Review – Room 103

Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Afternoon

12-3 p.m.

RE Living Environment – Room 120

12-2 p.m.

Living Environment Midterm – New Gym
Earth Science Lab Practicum – Room 125
SUNY Adirondack Calculus I Final – LGI

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Morning

8-11 a.m.

RE U.S. History & Government – Room 213
RE Geometry – Room 212
French 2 Midterm – Rooms 203, 207 & 209
Spanish 2 Midterm – New Gym
AP U.S. History & Government Midterm – LGI

8-10 a.m.

Physics Regents Midterm – Rooms 218 & 219

Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Afternoon

12-3 p.m.

RE Algebra I – Room 212
French 5 Midterm – Room 209
Spanish 5 Midterm – Room 207
U.S. History Midterm (Randazzo Only) – Old Gym

12-2 p.m.

Global 9 & 9H Global – New Gym
AP World – LGI

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Morning

8-11 a.m.

Transition Global History & Geography – Room 210
Global History & Geography II (Framework) – Old Gym
French 4 Midterm – Rooms 209 & 212
Spanish 4 Midterm – Rooms 203 & 207

8-10 a.m.

Global History & Geography 10 Midterm – New Gym

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Afternoon

12-3 p.m.

RE Algebra II – Room 119
Conflict Chemistry Midterm – Room 218

Friday, Jan. 24 – Morning

8-11 a.m.

RE in Earth Science – LGI
RE in Chemistry – Old Gym
AP Computer Science – Room 107

8-10 a.m.

Chemistry Regents Midterm – Old Gym
AP Biology Midterm – Old Gym

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