Please read the following information about the June 2022 local and Regents examinations that will be administered at the high school. Please click here to access the 2022 Regents & Local Exam Schedule.
Purposes of the Examinations - Per the NYSED: Regents Examinations are achievement tests that are aligned with New York State’s learning standards. Prepared by teacher examination committees and Department subject and testing specialists, Regents Examinations provide schools with a basis for evaluating the quality of instruction and learning that have taken place. They are used by school personnel to identify major learning goals, offering both teachers and students a guide to important understandings, skills, and concepts. The examinations also provide students, parents, counselors, administrators, college admissions officers, and employers with objective and easily understood achievement information for use in making sound educational and vocational decisions. Passing scores on the Regents Examinations in English, mathematics, science, and social studies satisfy the State testing requirements for a high school diploma.
Local/Final Exams: Most local and final exams will be administered in class beginning May 31 through June 14, 2022. Please refer to the schedule here for testing days and times.
Regents Examinations: All Regents Exams will be administered from June 15 through June 23, 2022. Classes will not be in session on these days. Students should only report to school if they have a scheduled exam on that day. Please refer to the schedule here for testing days and times.
Universal Admissions and Dismissal Times for Regents Examinations
Morning Regents Exams: Start time for AM Regents Exams is 8 a.m. As per the state Universal Admissions Deadline, students cannot be admitted after 10 a.m. Exam end time is 11 a.m. A student cannot be dismissed from a regents Exam prior to 10 a.m.
Afternoon Regents Exams: Start time for PM Regents Exams is 12 p.m. As per the state Universal Admissions Deadline, students cannot be admitted after 2 p.m. Exam end time is 3 p.m. A student cannot be dismissed from a regents Exam prior to 2 p.m.
World Language: For the 10th-grade final exams in World Languages, the students are required to take speaking tests before the actual date of the final exam. Parents will be notified by teachers as to when those speaking tests will take place.
AM Exams: Students taking AM exams will ride in on their regular morning bus to school and will need to know what late bus (5 p.m. bus routes) they would ordinarily ride in order to go home at 11:30 a.m.
PM Exams: Students that have an afternoon exam should be at their regular morning bus stop by 11:10 a.m. Transportation will be picking-up students at or around this time based on exam schedules and transportation needs. There will be a 2:07 p.m. dismissal bus and a late bus run as needed.
Cafeteria: Bagged breakfast will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Bagged lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Unauthorized/Prohibited Materials: All students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and certain other electronic devices, as defined in the script below, into a classroom or other location where a State examination is being administered. Test proctors, test monitors, and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any prohibited electronic devices prior to the start of the test administration. Admission to the test shall be denied to any student who is in possession of a cell phone or other prohibited electronic device and refuses to relinquish it. Possession of such a device will cause the student’s examination to be invalidated. At the beginning of each test administration, proctors must read the following statement to all students taking Regents Examinations:
Students cannot have any communications device, including a cell phone, with you during this examination or during any breaks (such as a restroom visit). Such devices include, but are not limited to:
Other unauthorized/prohibited materials include, but are not limited to:
Final Average: A final average is computed by adding the first, second, third, and fourth ten-week grades and the final exam or the Regent's exam grade and dividing by five. In half-year courses, the final average is computed by doubling each quarter grade, adding the final exam grade, and dividing by five. The final test mark will never count more than 1/5 of the final average.
If you have any questions about anything covered in this letter, please reach out to the Main Office at (518) 756-5200 ext. 2000. Thank you.
06/06/2022 Update: Unless through religious exception, during the administration of NYS Regents Examinations students will not be allowed to wear hoods or any headgear that conceals the student’s face and ears. This is to preserve the integrity of the test and to prevent cell phone and other personal digital assistants (PDA) abuse. Furthermore, a hood or any headgear that conceals the student’s face and ears makes it difficult for teachers to identify who the student is, causing concerns for safety.