• Regents and Mid-Terms 2020- January 

    General Information

    Mandatory Attendance: All students are required to ATTEND school on Friday, January 10 th through Friday, January
    17 th , to take their mid-terms and/or final exams that are not scheduled during the Regents Week, which takes place the
    following week. Students may use Friday, January 17 th to make-up any in-class exams.


    Regents Week: Students are to be present in the exam room 15 minutes prior to the start of the examination prepared with
    writing utensils and calculator if needed. Students should contact their classroom teachers for room assignments.

    Please remind your child(ren) that as of July 2012 cell phones and any other electronic devices are not permitted in testing areas
    where a New York Assessment is being administered. For complete and further information, refer to The State Education Department memorandum.

    Students must remain for the full time during mid-term/final exams (duration of time is an hour and a half). On the other hand, students taking the AM Regents exams may not enter after or be dismissed before the Uniform State Deadline of 10 AM; likewise for the PM exams the Uniform State Deadline is 2 PM.

    Bus: Students who ONLY have a P.M. REGENTS exam AND NO TRANSPORTATION, MUST ride the A.M. bus and report to the cafeteria study hall. Breakfast will be served daily from 7:00-7:45 A.M. with lunch being served from 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Bus transportation for AM &PM BOCES will continue as regularly scheduled.


    Test Conflicts: If a student has multiple exams to take simultaneously, the order of priority is as follows: Regents and then the Final/Mid-terms (test schedule attached). Alternative arrangements will be made with the students’ teachers to take the latter. Any questions on the day of the exam, please report to the main office for assistance.


    Picking Up Students: Parents who choose to pick up their child(ren) after exams should proceed to the side of the building (the tennis courts) and not remain in the front of the school.


    Snow Days/Delays: Please refer to the 2 Hour Delay Bus Schedule below. NYS Regents exams will be cancelled in the event of a snow day and will be given in June 2020.


    REGENTS WEEK SCHEDULE: JANUARY 2020

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
    8:00 – 10:00 COLLEGE ALGEBRA II & TRIG – MID-TERM
    12:00 – 3:00 REGENTS: LIVING ENVIRONMENT

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: US HISTORY & GOVERNMENT
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: GEOMETRY
    8:00 – 9:30 ENGLISH 10AD & 11 – MID-TERM
    9:45 – 11:15 PHYSICS – MID-TERM
    12:00 – 3:00 REGENTS: ALGEBRA I


    THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: GLOBAL HISTORY & GEOMETRY
    8:00 – 9:30 FRENCH B2 & SPANISH B2 – MID-TERM
    12:00 – 3:00 REGENTS: ALGEBRA II


    FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: EARTH SCIENCE
    8:00 – 11:00 REGENTS: CHEMISTRY


    BUS SCHEDULE

    THERE IS MORNING PICK-UP ONLY; NO BUSSES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE EXAMS IN THE AFTERNOON; STUDENTS MUST RIDE THE AM BUS OR FIND THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
    High School 10:15 Regular HS PM Run
    High School 11:45 Regular MS Post Session Run
    High School 1:55 Regular MS Post Session Run
    Middle School 2:50 Regular MS PM Run
    High School 3:50 Regular MS Post session Run
    BOCES Regular AM & PM Runs


    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020
    High School 10:15 Regular HS PM Run
    High School 11:45 Regular MS Post Session Run
    High School 1:55 Regular MS Post Session Run
    Middle School 2:50 Regular MS PM Run
    High School 3:50 Regular MS Post session Run
    BOCES Regular AM & PM Runs


    THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
    High School 10:15 Regular HS PM Run
    High School 11:45 Regular MS Post Session Run
    High School 1:55 Regular MS Post Session Run
    Middle School 2:50 Regular MS PM Run
    High School 3:50 Regular MS Post session Run
    BOCES Regular AM &PM Runs


    TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
    High School 10:15 Regular MS Post Session Run
    High School 11:45 Regular MS Post Session Run
    Middle School 2:50 Regular MS PM Run
    BOCES Regular AM & PM Runs


    *** ONLY STUDENTS SCHEDULED TO TAKE AN EXAM ON A PARTICULAR DAY SHOULD REPORT***

     


    DELAY SCHEDULE: 

    Please be aware that if Valley Central School District is on a Two Hour Delay, high school students are to follow the schedule below.

    TWO HOUR DELAY: In case of a 2 hour delay – all exam times will be delayed as follows based upon the normal start time of school (7:25 am):

    8-11 AM Regents Exam is now 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

    8-9:30 AM Midterm Exam is now 9:30 AM- 11 AM

    8-10 AM Midterm Exam is now 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM

    9:45 -11:15 AM Midterm Exam is now 11:45 AM- 1:15 PM

    12-3 PM Regents Exam is now 1:00-4:00 PM

    2 HOUR DELAY TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE:
    BOCES 11:55 AM PM Run only
    High School 12 Noon Regular HS Run
    High School 1:55 PM Regular HS Run
    Middle School 2:50 PM Regular MS Run
    High School 3:50 PM Regular MS Post-Session Run


    SCHOOL CANCELLATION:

    If inclement weather forces school to close on any one day, then all ALL STATE EXAMS will be cancelled and rescheduled for June unless otherwise stated by
    NYSED.
    If we experience multiple snow days, please refer to the High School and/or the District webpage, District Social Media and/or listen to the school’s automated phone messaging system for an updated test schedule.


    Cell Phone Prohibition

    NYSED directs  that Cell Phones are not allowed in exam rooms.  Students will have to "check" cell phones with monitors in the main lobby and then pick up the phone once they leave the exam room. 

    Here is the script that NYSED directs must be read to students at the beginning of EVERY exam:

    At the beginning of each test administration, proctors must read the statement below to
    all students taking secondary-level State examinations:

    "You cannot have any communications device, including a cell phone, with you during this test or
    during any breaks (such as a restroom visit). Such devices include, but are not limited to:
    • Cell phones
    • iPods and MP3 players
    • iPads, tablets, and other eReaders
    • Personal laptops, notebooks, or any other computing devices
    • Cameras or other photographic equipment
    • Wearable devices/smart wearables, including smart watches and health wearables with
    • a display
    • Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones such as earbuds
    • Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable
    • of viewing or playing back such content
    If you brought any of these items to the building today, and have not already stored it in your
    locker or turned it over to me or a school official, you must give it to me now. You may not keep
    your cell phone or any of these items with you, or near you, including in your pockets, backpack,
    desk, etc. If you keep a cell phone or any of these items with you, your examination will be
    invalidated and you will get no score. Is there anyone who needs to give me any of these items
    now?" 

    The list is repeated for students.

    Any student who is found to have any device present in the testing room, even if it is powered off, will have the device confiscated, and the school must report the incident immediately to the NYS Office of Student Assessment.  The student may be subject to disciplinary action. 

    Note: Some students with disabilities may use certain recording/playback devices ONLY IF this
    accommodation is specifically required as a provision of the student’s IEP or 504 Plan. In addition, a
    student may be allowed to retain an otherwise prohibited device in his or her possession if there is
    documentation on file at the school from a medical practitioner that the student requires such a device
    during testing. Without such documentation, the general policy on communications devices as provided
    above is in effect, and the school may not allow the student to retain any such equipment while testing.