Dear Seniors and Parents, 

I hope this message finds you as well as can be. I want to update you on expectations around IB assessments and exams for the spring. 

ASSESSMENTS
The IB has extended our current deadlines for what are known as "internal assessments (IA's) and external assessments. Within the parameters of those deadlines, I am required to establish internal deadlines for students and their teachers, in order to make sure we stay on top of the different assessments for each class. 

I am currently working with teachers in order to ascertain what the best deadlines are for particular assessments. Please note that many IB assessments are finished or close to finished already and therefore I want to hold as closely to original deadlines as possible. In this case, keeping the workflow as close to "normal" as possible will help students stay productive and reduce stress. 

MAY EXAMS
Regarding May exams, as of now they are scheduled as planned starting May 4 through May 21 ( link here ). However, I will keep everyone updated as to any changes to those. The IB expects to issue a communication about exams on March 27th. 

Next week, be on the lookout for a communication from your individual teachers about adjustments to any IB assessments. And please reach out to me with any questions you may have. 

Take care,

Paul

Paul Cronin
Director of Studies

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