SEMESTER 1 – FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
JANUARY 23, 2020 – JANUARY 29, 2020
|THURSDAY JANUARY 23||FRIDAY JANUARY 24||MONDAY JANUARY 27||TUESDAY JANUARY 28||WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29||THURSDAY JANUARY 30|
|All Period 1 Classes Write Final Exams||All Period 2 Classes Write Final Exams||All Period 3A/3B Classes Write Final Exams||All Period 4 Classes Write Final Exams||Conflict / Rescheduling Day||
EXAM REVIEW DAY*
*Teachers will be available for students to review exams in designated rooms from:
8:30 am – 12 noon
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
- All exams begin at 8:30 A.M. Locations will be posted in the atrium.
- Grade 9 & 10 Exams are 1 ½ hours in length; Grade 11 & 12 Exams are 2 hours in length
Please Note: Parents are requested to schedule holidays and family events so as not to conflict with the final exam period – January 23 through to January 29, 2019.
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS
All textbooks and course materials will be collected from your desk at the beginning of the exam. Students must return all texts/materials issued by your teacher. Students who do not have the textbook/course materials or the cheque to pay for these school materials will be sent to the Vice-Principal. Parents will be contacted. No extra time will be allotted due to this issue. Students who still have outstanding texts/materials after exams will not be issued any textbooks/materials for Semester 2 courses until all outstanding items are returned or payment has been received.
EMERGENCY CLOSURE POLICY
In an emergency situation, if buses are cancelled but the school is open and/or the school is closed, then no exams will be written on that date and students will be notified on the local radio stations. Information relating to school closures may also be found on the HCDSB website at www.hcdsb.org . Exams will be written on the next school day and the remaining exam schedule will be moved back one day. This means that if the buses are cancelled on a Tuesday, the Tuesday exams will be written on Wednesday, the Wednesday exams on Thursday, etc.
Any student with a conflict must report the conflict to Mrs. Ellison or Mrs. Morrow, Vice-Principal immediately. The deadline to do so is Friday December 20th. Special arrangements may be made under certain circumstances.
POLICY- STUDENTS MISSING EXAMS
If a student is absent due to illness, the parents/guardians must phone the school by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the examination. A medical certificate is required by the end of the next school day. The examination will be rescheduled upon receipt of a doctor’s certificate. Absences not substantiated by a medical certificate or not authorized by the school may result in a mark of “0”.
The 2019/2020 examination days are regular uniform days. Regular school uniforms are to be worn during the examination period. Students are allowed to wear appropriate civvies on Thursday, January 29th– Exam Review Day.
- Students who are not scheduled to write an examination are not required to be in school.
- Students are responsible for being at the examination at the proper time and date.
- Students who arrive late for exams must report to the Attendance Office before proceeding to the examination room. No extra time will be allotted.
- All paper supplies required to write the examination will be supplied by the teacher. Students are expected to bring their own pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators, etc…These items cannot be borrowed from other students during the exam.
- Coats, notes, purses, etc… are not allowed in the examination rooms. Leave these items in your lockers.
- Personal electronic devices are banned from all examination rooms. The use of any device (smart phones, iPhones, iPads, etc.…) that interferes with or disrupts any examination will result in the student being removed from the examination room. This may result in a mark of “0” and/or a suspension/expulsion. Leave these items locked in your locker.
- Once the exam is in progress, no students will be allowed to leave the room unless accompanied by a teacher.
- Cheating Policy: All instances of cheating are considered serious and will be reported to the Vice-Principal. Cheating will result in a mark of “0”.
- Students writing a 2 hour exam may leave after 1.5 hours or must wait until the end of the 2 hour examination. Students writing a 1.5 hour exam may leave after 1 hour or must wait until the end of the 1.5 hour examination.
***Students should begin to prepare for examinations NOW***
Develop a reasonable study schedule and follow it.
PREPARE + PLAN + ORGANIZE + STUDY = SUCCESS