Students who qualify for attendance exemptions will show ELIGIBLE on their exemption form. Attendance will continue to be monitored up through the first day of exams. Students are responsible to read and abide by all exam exemption criteria. Extra copies of exam exemption forms will not be available.
Students should report to the designated exam at the appropriate time. Do not be tardy for an exam.
Students who are exempting an 8:10 exam (first exam) are not required to be at school until 11:10 (second exam). Students may not come to school if they do not have an exam that day. You will be sent home if you have no exams.
Students who are exempting an 11:10 exam (second exam) may leave school after the end of the first exam block (10:05 AM). Students are not to return to school once they leave.
Students who have two exams shall be expected to be in school the entire scheduled exam day.
Lunch will be served from 10:05 – 10:35 for the first floor, and from 10:35 – 11:05 for the second floor. Study periods will be in the room of the exams. Students are required to report to the study periods and remain there for the entire study period. Exams will not begin during the study period.
Students are to remain in the classroom for the entire examination period. Students with legitimate early dismissals (medical, etc.) must be approved ahead of time, in writing, by the administration. Students will not be allowed to come to the office to call home, leave early, etc.
A student absent due to sickness or emergency reasons should have a parent call the school by 8:10 AM the morning of the exam. An exam missed because of an excused absence must be made-up. Please contact the teacher to arrange a makeup exam.
Failure to take the exam, because of an unexcused absence, will result in an exam grade of zero. The final yearly average is the average of the two semester grades.
Students exempting two exams do not report to school that day.
Students present at school but not taking an exam because of an exemption or a study hall shall report to the office to be assigned to a study hall at the beginning of the exam period.
Courses which have an SOL test require a passing score on the SOL test to exempt an exam. There are no grade or attendance exemptions for final exams in SOL classes.
If you have any doubt whether you need to take an exam, please verify with the teacher of that class. Students have the final responsibility in determining with the teacher whether an exam should be taken.
Students are reminded that examinations count 14 percent and the two nine weeks average counts 86 percent when a semester average is computed.
3rd quarter x 0.43 + 4th quarter x 0.43 + Exam x 0.14 = 2nd Semester Grade