Semester Dates & Policies

Important Dates:

 
Monday, December 10 - Test day for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Science, Physical Education or World Language course. World Language Orals begin.
 
Tuesday, December 11 - Test day for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Math, Religious Studies or Performing Arts course.
 
Wednesday, December 12 - Test day for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Social Studies, English or Art course.
 
Tuesday, December 18 - All class assignments, except for Final Exams/Essays/Projects/Presentations, should be graded and posted by midnight for ALL Courses. This is also the last day for Final English papers to be due (by 8am), teachers can request them earlier.
 
Final Exam Dates/Times
 
Wednesday, December 19  
1st hour 8:30am - 9:50am
2nd hour 10:00am - 11:20am
 
Thursday, December 20  
3rd hour 8:30am - 9:50am
4th hour 10:00am - 11:20am
5th hour 11:30am - 12:50pm
 
Friday, December 21  
6th hour 8:30am - 9:50am
7th hour 10:00am - 11:20am
 
Final exams are given on the assigned test day and time unless, for serious reasons and under rare circumstances, other arrangements have been made with Administration. Students must initiate that request two weeks before the date by completing and submitting this form to be signed by the parent, verifying the need for a change in test time, accompanied by appropriate documentation (i.e. medical documentation, airline tickets, etc.). The request must be approved by the Associate Principal of Academic Affairs and the teacher involved.
 
Saturday, December 22 - Friday, January 4 - PowerSchool will be turned off on Saturday, December 22 and turned back on Friday, January 4. The purpose for turning off PowerSchool is to give students and staff a true break over the holiday.
 
Please note: Staff are not expected to answer emails over the Christmas Holiday. Emails can be sent, but staff are not expected to respond until we return to school on Monday, January 7, 2019.
 
Thursday, January 10 - First semester grades will be reviewed, double-checked and posted by 9am.
 
Final Exam/Essays/Project/Presentation Policy
Final Exams/Essays/Projects/Presentations will be weighted 20% of the final grade in ALL classes except for some courses in Performing Arts and Art departments. All Final exams/Essays/Project/Presentations will be a common final assessment (exam, project, paper). This will be implemented in ALL courses. Exams need to be at least 75% the same for all students taking the course. The other 25% can be determined by each individual teacher.