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Second-semester Final & End-of-the-year Regents Exams are quickly approaching.  This year exams will be taking place on June 4 (Algebra I Regents) and then from June 10-25. The Algebra I Regents Exam being given on Tuesday, June 4, will be taken by students during normal school hours beginning at 8 am for students in Algebra I Honors, Algebra I, and Algebra IB. At the conclusion of the Algebra I Regents Exam, students will resume their normal school day schedule.

Please note that this year due to two holidays occurring during the exam period, there are no scheduled exams on Monday, June 17, or Wednesday, June 19. Students do not have to report to school on either of those days.

Please remember that New York State schedules when Regents exams are administered. Schools are not permitted to reschedule a Regents exam. Therefore, all students must be present and on time at the scheduled exam time for their Regents examination. Failure to be present for a Regents examination will result in a zero for the final exam for the semester and will be factored into the student's course average. Students will also need to make up the missed Regents exam at a later administration of the exam in either August or January, and students are required to complete at least 15 hours of tutoring to prepare for the missed exam. In summary, please do not miss a Regents exam!

The schedule for Second-Semester Final and Regents Exams can be accessed by clicking here. If you do not see an exam for a class listed in the schedule, that teacher will either be having students take the final exam in class or having students complete a project in place of an exam before the exam weeks begin. Please see pages 4-5 in our Academic Handbook for information on the final exam requirements and semester grading breakdown. For specific course exam questions, please e-mail your student's teachers directly. Please take the time to review the schedule and familiarize yourself with the following information so that you and your BG student(s) are prepared for the upcoming Final and Regents Exams.

Students will be told by their homeroom and classroom teachers where they will be taking their exams. On exam days, students should report directly to their testing room where attendance will be taken before the start of each exam. Students must be on time for their exams. They will not be provided any additional time due to tardiness, and there are room admission deadlines (10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) for Regents Exams that must be followed. If the student arrives after that deadline has passed for a Regents exam, he or she cannot be admitted to the Regents exam and will receive a zero for their final exam grade.

One of the common questions students always ask is what can they wear for exam week? Principal Headd has granted permission for students to take their exams in Bishop Grimes/Cobra Pride clothing. Students do not have to wear their uniforms for their exams, but they should follow the Non-Uniform Day Dress Code and they must wear something that is Bishop Grimes-related.

Another frequently asked question is what do I do if my student does not have an exam scheduled at a certain time? Students only have to report to school on days or times when they have an exam scheduled. For example, on Tuesday, a student only has an exam scheduled that morning at 10:00 a.m., he/she does not have to arrive at school until 9:45 a.m. He/she would be buzzed in and proceed to their testing room for the start of the exam at 10:00 a.m. Similarly, on Wednesday, if a student only has an exam scheduled for 8:00 a.m., a family member can pick him/her up, or the student may leave if he/she drives to school, around 9:30 a.m. once that exam has concluded.

Public school transportation will be provided during exam weeks. All districts will provide normal bus schedules for students to get to school in the morning. However, public school bus departure times will vary based on each district and the day. Please note that some public school districts will NOT be providing early dismissal buses; instead, they will only be sending buses at 3:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to contact their public school district Transportation Office to confirm busing times during exams. Families are encouraged to arrange their own transportation in these cases so that students are not waiting around the building. If a family plans to provide personal transportation for their student, please ensure that they arrive at school on time for exams at least 15 minutes in advance and are picked up promptly at the end of their last exam each day.

For students with an IEP or a 504 Plan who may have testing accommodations that permit them to have extended time on exams, it is recommended that families make arrangements for personal transportation on exam days because buses are not available to bring students home if they use their extended time accommodation that goes past the day's dismissal time.

On exam days, the building is closed to students upon the conclusion of the last exam of the day. There is no lunch service on exam days. There is also no after-school tutoring on those days. There are no after-school activities scheduled. This is by design so that our students have the opportunity to return home and study or prepare for their next day's exams. Students must be picked up promptly or take their public school transportation following the last exam of the day. Thank you in advance for your adherence to this request.

Families and students are asked to refrain from sending teachers emails inquiring about final exam grades prior to the posting of report cards so that teachers can give their full attention to getting exams graded and recorded into FACTS on time. Teachers are not able to give score information about Regents Exams to students or families until all official scores for the exams have been returned to the school from the CNY Regional Information Center. Student report cards, including final exam grades, will be made available electronically in FACTS and in the BG App as soon as possible after June 26. Should a student be required to enroll in Summer School, the Office of Academic Affairs will be in touch with families about those procedures.

If you have any questions about the logistics of exam week, please reach out to Ms. Almonte or Ms. Vaught in Academic Affairs.