Monday, October 16: No Classes
Don’t forget that on Monday, October 16 there will be no classes for our students. We hope you are enjoying the long weekend with your Blazer.
Friday, October 20: Seniors and parents /guardians will be informed by their teachers if they have exempted their block 1 exams
On Friday, October 20 teachers will contact seniors and parents / guardians via Blackbaud Note to let them know that they have exempted their block one final exam. As a reminder, in order to exempt students must:
- Be enrolled in a College Prep class (there are no exemptions in IB classes)
- Be enrolled in a class in which exemptions are permitted (Exemptions are up to teacher discretion)
- Have an minimum average of 93% in the class, determined one week before exams
- Not be on Academic, Attendance, or Behavior Probation.
- Not have any unpaid financial obligations
If a student does not receive a notification from a teacher on an exemption, that means that she is not exempt from the final exam. All questions should be directed to the teacher.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 & 26: Block One Final Exams: Revision in Exam Schedule and Structure
On Wednesday and Thursday, October 25 and 26 students will demonstrate their learning from block one by taking cumulative final exams. After a careful analysis of best educational practice, we have made a significant change to our examination structure, and hence, schedule. Those students who have an Individualized Support Plan (ISP) that permits the accommodation of extra time will no longer take their final exam in their classrooms. Instead, they will take all 4 of their exams in one central location - with far fewer students and distractions - under the supervision of our Student Services Team. Our objective is to allow them to test under optimal academic conditions.
As such, there will be two exam schedules, one for extended time testers and another one for standard time testers. The schedules look like this on both days:
Extended Time Testers
- First exam: 8:00-10:08
- Break: 10:08-10:25
- Second exam: 10:25-12:33
Standard Time Testers
- First exam: 8:00-9:25
- Break: 9:25-9:42
- Second exam: 9:42-11:07
Students may leave school upon completion of their second exam of the day. Additionally, we encourage all students to bring a snack to eat during the break between their two exams.
A note on transportation: Please note that the Trinity Transportation schedule will change as a result of the revised schedule. The Trinity buses will depart on both Wednesday and Thursday, October 25-26 at 11:17 am. Those students who are using their extended time accommodation and ride the Trinity buses will need to make alternative arrangements on those two days.
Friday, October 27: No Classes
Friday, October 27 will be a Grading Day for block one final exams for our teachers. As such, students will not have classes on that day. Classes will resume on Monday, October 30, day one of Block Two.