Monday, 8 June 2015

Exam Details

Exams are quickly approaching. Please read the following for important information. This information was shared with students today.

2015 JUNE Examination Information Sheet
For Parents/Guardians and Students

Principal’s Message:  Final exams for the first semester start June 18, 2015.  Exams and culminating activities are a key component of every course.  They are not optional and there are no exemptions.  Please read carefully so you are informed and aware of the events of the next couple of weeks. All students are expected to attend every exam day.

EXAM SCHEDULE

Period 1 courses         Thursday, June 18      
Period 2 courses         Friday, June 19           
Period 3 courses         Monday, June 22
Period 4 courses         Tuesday, June 23
Extra day if needed     Wednesday, Jun 24

EXAM LENGTH

Grade   9 exams          8:20am – 09:50am     
Grade 10 exams          8:20am – 09:50am     
Grade 11 exams          8:20am – 10:20am
Grade 12 exams          8:20am – 10:50am

Students must remain in the exam room until the last half hour of the assigned writing time.  If they wish to leave early, this is the ONLY time they may do so.

LEAVING TIMES

Grade 9 & 10 exams   09:20am or 09:50am
Grade 11 exams          09:50am or 10:20am
Grade 12 exams          10:20am or 10:50am
Bus – early arrival

MAINTAINING A QUIET ENVIRONMENT

Students are expected to leave the building within 10 minutes of leaving their exam room.  They are to be quiet in the hallways out of respect for others who are still writing.  Students who need to remain in the building longer than 10 minutes must report to the Cafeteria and study until they leave.  Students are permitted in the cafeteria if waiting for a ride.

UNIFORMS

Students are expected to wear the school uniform on exam days.  Exceptions are for the graduating students who turn in uniform clothing to Room 112.  This clothing needs to be clean and in good repair. 
Graduating students will be issued a uniform pass that must be presented when entering the exam room. Teachers will have a list of students who were granted casual dress passes for the Lottery.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Honesty is important at all times and especially during exams.  Please refer to the student handbook for our policy regarding cheating.  Students are to bring their textbook(s) to the exam room and turn them in to their teacher prior to the start of the exam.

Permitted

Pens, pencils, erasers, rulers
Calculators – with prior approval from the teacher
Notes, reference materials – open book exams with prior approval from the teacher

Prohibited

Notes, reference materials
Any electronic device (eg. cell phone, pager, iPod, etc.) or other item that can be used to communicate, store, share or retrieve information

Students found to be in possession of any of these materials in the exam room will be presumed to have them for the purpose of cheating.  Teachers will direct them to Room 112.  School administration will investigate the matter and make decisions according to school policy.

MISSED EXAMS

All students missing an exam without a valid excuse will be assigned a grade of zero on the exam.  In addition, the student will be placed on academic contract.