End of Semester Dates & Policies

IMPORTANT END OF SEMESTER DATES & POLICIES
 
Please see listed below the email sent to all students in regards to important end of the semester dates and policies to help plan and prepare for final exams, papers, projects and presentations. 
 
Important Dates
Friday, December 6 - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in Math, Religious Studies of Performing Arts course.
 
Monday, December 9 - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Social Studies, English or Art course.
 
Tuesday, December 10 - Test day ONLY for any last test/quiz/formal assessment in ANY Science, Physical Education or World Language course. World Language Orals Begin. 
 
Tuesday, December 17 - 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 18 
1st hour 8:30am - 9:50am
2nd hour 10:00am - 11:20am

Thursday, December 19 
3rd hour 8:30am - 9:50am
4th hour 10:00am - 11:20am
5th hour 11:30am - 12:50pm
 
Friday, December 20  
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, the Dean of Students and the teacher involved.
 
Students can rearrange their final exams to ease their load on the 3,4,5 day or two hard finals on one day by changing the day/hour (but not to finish earlier). Please work with your teachers and request they send an email notification, approving this arrangement to Ms. McMaster. Make sure to thank your teacher for accommodating this request.
 
Saturday, December 21 - Friday, January 4 - PowerSchool will be turned off on Saturday, December 22 and turned back on Friday, January 3. 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 6, 2020.
 
Thursday, January 9 - 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.