The following letter from Ichabod Crane High School Principal, Mr. Shull, is coming home with all 9-12 students this week. Please review this letter as It contains important information about January Regents/Midterm Week (January 21-24).

Additionally, you can find the full Regents and Midterm Schedule here.

The text of Mr. Shull’s letter and a PDF of the letter are below:

 

Dear Parents / Guardians:

As you know, the January Regents Examinations, midterms and final exams are upon us.  During the period of January 21 – January 24, 2020, the high school will be administering Regents Exams, midterms, and final exams for specific courses.  Students should report to school ONLY if they are scheduled to take an exam on that particular day.

 

During Regents Week, exam times are:
AM Session:  8:00 – 11:00 am
PM Session:  12:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Exams will begin promptly at their start time. Students should make arrangements to arrive at school with ample time prior to the start of the exam.

 

In order to ensure the safety and validity of the Regents Exams, the following Pre-Clearance and Security Procedures will be in effect:

  • Unless they are riding the bus, students will only be allowed to enter and leave the building through the main office doors. All other doors will be locked.
  • Upon entering the building, students should report to the auditorium and wait for instructions and testing locations.
  • Students will not be permitted to use a locker.
  • Backpacks, bags, purses, etc. will not be permitted in the testing site. In the event that such items are brought to school, these items are subject to search by school officials and will be held in a secure location until testing is over.
  • Students are expected to provide their own: pens, pencils, erasers and rulers. Calculators that are appropriate for each exam will be permitted, but memory and storage will be cleared before students enter the exam room.
  • Snacks and lunches for those students that are taking more than one exam must be brought in a clear bag that can be easily inspected by school officials.
  • All students are prohibited from bringing unauthorized electronic devices and cell phones into the testing site. Students should not bring unauthorized electronic devices or cell phones to school during Regents week.  Unauthorized electronic devices or cell phones brought to school will be collected and stored in a secure location until the examination is complete.
  • Students will be permitted to call home from the main office if they need to be picked up or make transportation arrangements.

 

Bus Arrangements:

The following special bus schedule has been arranged for Regents Week:

January 21 – January 24, Morning Exams:

  • Morning buses will run according to normal routes and regular pick up times. Students should wait at their regular bus stop
  • A 10:30 a.m. bus run will be provided to send students home after morning exams.
  • This bus will follow the late bus route (It will be faster for students to get home)

 

January 21 – January 24, Afternoon Exams:

  • ANY student that needs to be picked up to come to school for an afternoon exam (12:00 exam) must sign up in homeroom, class or the main office in advance of the exam in order to get picked up by a bus.

o   This bus will follow the late bus route.   Transportation will contact students to inform them of pickup times.

  • Buses will be provided to take students home at the regular dismissal time (2:15) or at 3:40 (late bus route).

 

Delay / Snow Day Information During Regents Week:

  • 2-Hour Delay:
    • If we have a 2-Hour Delay on a Regents Day (1/21 -1/24), then morning exams will begin at 9:45 am and afternoon exams will begin at 1:00 pm.
  • Snow Day – Jan 21, 22, 23:
    • If we have a snow day on January 21, 22 or 23, all midterms and Regents Exams from that day will be rescheduled for January 24.
  • Snow Day – Jan 24:
    • If we have a snow day on January 24, Regents Exams from that day will be rescheduled for January 27.
      • Please note: We will be having a regular schedule with classes on January 27, but will create a testing environment for the students who need to finish their Regents exams.
    • Quarter 2 report card deadlines will be modified.