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May 23rd, 2016
WHAT ARE CORE EXAMS?
Core classes are: English, Theology, Science, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Science
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. English
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Math
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Foreign Language
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Social Studies
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Theology
(Parents, if you plan to stay on campus to wait for your student(s) please remember to park in spaces without a T. All “T” marked spaces are reserved for teachers.)
WHEN SHOULD MY STUDENT BE ON CAMPUS?
Students should be on campus only for the exam(s) they must take. Students who have to wait on campus for carpool must wait in the area designated (will be announced) and are not allowed to go to any other location on or off campus. While waiting they may not use any electronic devices of any kind, for any reason. (see below for additional information re electronics)
WILL SNACKS BE PROVIDED? IS THE CAFETERIA OPEN?
The Cafeteria is OPEN for limited breakfast items and snacks/drinks. Students must have cash on hand if the account balance isn't enough to cover purchases.
Snacks are not provided to the students at exam time. Students are welcome to bring snacks from home (or to purchase from the vending machines) and consume them during the break time. Snacks are allowed in the cafeteria and on the breezeway/plaza during break time, but never in the school buildings.
STUDENT DRIVERS ON CAMPUS
All student drivers may park on main campus as space allows. You do not need a 15-16 parking permit to drive to school during final exams. Students may not park in "T" spaces, Visitor, Gala, or otherwise reserved parking spots.
FINAL PICK UP TIME DURING EXAMS
All students should be picked up no later than 12:30 pm each exam day. If your student has an athletic or fine arts practice he/she should follow the coach’s instructions for being on campus.
Cell Phones/Electronic Devices DURING EXAMS
In keeping with the national testing policy and due to a nationally growing concern about students’ ability to transmit – in a matter of seconds- exam questions to others around the world, cell phones and other electronic devices, including all watches, are prohibited from all exam rooms.
Students MAY NOT have any cell phones or any unapproved electronic devices on their person, in their purse, backpack or any other type of baggage. Cell Phones and unapproved electronic devices must be turned off and stored in lockers or vehicles during exam hours from 7:55 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Students may use their school approved personal electronic devices (no cell phones) to study before and after their exams and during the exam break but may not bring these devices with them into the exam rooms. Devices should be turned off and stored in students’ lockers during their exams. Students, who do not have an exam but choose to remain on campus during an exam period, may use their devices.
Devices not allowed in the classroom during exams include but are not limited to cell phones, smartwatches, tablets, computers, iPods, etc. If a device is required for an exam, the student will be informed about this in advance and will only be allowed to use that device during the exam time as noted by the teacher. Normal consequences for misuse of electronic devices will apply.
Calculators may ONLY be used on mathematics and/or science exams as noted by the teacher. Calculators will not be allowed at any other time and are considered to be an "electronic device" as noted in this explanation.
Cell phones must remain turned OFF and in a locker from 7:55 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. If, at any time, a cell phone is seen or suspected of being on a person it will be confiscated, inspected and held by administration until the 6th/last school exam is COMPLETED at which time a parent may pick up the phone (or unapproved electronic device) from the Discipline Office from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. After that time, phones will be available for retrieval in January (following December exams) or teacher post planning days following the May exams.
This procedure is in keeping with national testing procedures with Educational Testing Service (SATs, ACT’s and AP exams in particular).
It is very important to note that students who are waiting for a ride between 7:55 am and 11:45 am will NOT be able to accept a cell phone call from a parent to notify the student of a parent’s arrival on campus. Please arrange for a specific location pick up in advance. Students who need to reach a parent by telephone are instructed to come to the Dean of Students office to use the phone to call home. Parents who need to reach a student during exam time are to call the office so that a message can be delivered to a student.