IMPORTANT CALENDAR INFORMATION: Mid-term and New York State Regents exams are scheduled for the week of January 21-24, 2020 at Cairo-Durham High School (no school on Monday, 1/20 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Therefore, students in Grades 9-12 should only attend Tuesday, Jan. 21st through Friday, Jan. 24th if they are scheduled for an exam. Regular school is in session for Grades PK-8, Tuesday-Friday (Jan. 21-24, 2020).
Please continue reading for the full exam schedule and important notes about weather closings and transportation during exam week. Students should check their email and the website for any updates.
The testing schedule for January 2020 mid-term and N.Y.S. Regents exams is as follows (click here to open/download the schedule as a PDF):
Tuesday, January 21st – 8 a.m.
- ELA 11
- Spanish III R/H
- French 1B / Spanish 1B
- Calculus and Pre-Calc
- Earth Science Lab Practical
Tuesday, January 21st – 12 p.m.
- Living Environment
- Global 9 R/H
- French III
- AP Biology
- AP World 9
- AP World 10
- AP Euro
- College Physics
Wednesday, January 22nd – 8 a.m.
- U.S. History
- ELA 9 R/H
- ELA 10 R/H
- AP Literature
- AP Language
Wednesday, January 22nd – 12 p.m.
- Algebra I
- U.S. History/College U.S.
- AP U.S. History
- AP Government
Thursday, January 23rd – 8 a.m.
- Global 10R/H
- College English
Thursday, January 23rd – 12 p.m.
- Algebra II
- Earth Science
- Participation in Government
Friday, January 24th – 8 a.m.
- Earth Science
- Algebra II / Algebra IIH
- Spanish II / Spanish IIH
- French II
- AP Statistics
- College Statistics
Friday, January 24th – 12 p.m.
- Living Environment
- Spanish IV
- College Math Prep
IMPORTANT NOTES –
IF THERE ARE WEATHER DELAYS/CLOSINGS DURING EXAM WEEK:
- 1-HOUR DELAY - The same exam schedule will be followed using the 1-hour delay
- 2-HOUR DELAY - Regents for the morning will be cancelled and 8 a.m. mid-terms will be rescheduled
- SNOW DAY - The Regents exams for that day will be cancelled and the mid-terms will be rescheduled. The NYS Education Department will determine if the Regents exams will be rescheduled.
If there is a need to dismiss after the 8 a.m. exam period, the Regents test will be cancelled and the mid-terms will be rescheduled. Students should check their email and the website for updates.
Transportation During Exam/Regents Weeks:
- 7:30 a.m. – Pick-up for all exams (A.M. and P.M.)
- 11:15 a.m. – Transport Home Only (NO PICK-UP)
- 2:15 p.m. – Transport Home
- 3:30 p.m. – Late Bus
There will be no transportation to the school at 11:15 a.m. If a student has an afternoon exam, they must take the bus in the morning or be dropped off with their own transportation.
Students in Grades 9-12 should only be in school if they have an exam or a scheduled review with a teacher (Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th).
**IF A STUDENT MISSES AN EXAM THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RE-TAKE THE EXAM UNLESS THE FACULTY COMMITTEE APPROVES. PLEASE SEE THE BACK OF THIS SHEET FOR INFORMATION ON ILLNESS OR EMERGENCIES THAT MIGHT COME UP AND THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW. STUDENTS CANNOT CHANGE EXAM DAYS FOR VACATIONS, JOBS, ETC.**
**Regents exams cannot be made up. They will have to be taken on the next date set by the State Education Department.
Examination Guidelines for Parents (CDHS)
Final and Mid-Term exams are vital educational assessments at Cairo Durham High School. Please encourage your child(ren) to prepare for the exams in order to achieve the best grade possible.
Students are expected to be present and on time for all scheduled exams. Schedules are sent home with the students, can be picked up at the main office, are emailed to the students, and are available on the school web site. During exam days, students must be in attendance for their scheduled exams. Please schedule family vacations when school is not in session.
It is the responsibility of the student to bring any necessary testing materials (i.e., writing implement, calculator) for the exam. Electronic devices, coats, purses and backpacks are prohibited in the testing area. Valuables should be left at home. Any items left outside the testing area, such as cell phones, are not the responsibility of the school.
Students who arrive late to an examination must report in by a minimum late time or they will not be allowed into the test room. Students who arrive late must complete the exam by the scheduled end time.
Students must remain in the assigned testing area until the minimum dismissal time, and then will report to designated waiting areas.
Exams that are not listed on the schedule are being conducted in class prior to the testing dates. Students should see their teacher for further details.
Failure to attend an exam results in a zero, except in the following two cases:
Before the exam, a parent notifies the CDHS main office concerning the student’s illness and produces a doctor’s note verifying the medical situation
Before the exam, a parent notifies the CDHS main office concerning the student’s illness or family emergency and appeals the situation to a faculty committee which will determine, based on extraordinary circumstances, whether the exam be made up.
If either of these two conditions are met, the students will arrange with the teacher a time to take a make-up exam as soon as possible. Regents exams, if missed, cannot be taken until the next administration date scheduled by the NYS Education Department.
The Cairo-Durham High School main office phone number is 518-622-8543
Click here to open/download these examination guidelines as a PDF.
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