Wednesday, January 11th, 2023
Dear Students, Parent & Guardians,
We are nearing the end of semester 1. Final course assessments are underway.
It is important that students are present and prepared on the day Rich Summative Tasks (RSTs) take place in classes. RST dates are communicated to students by their teacher and differ by course. The last day of semester 1 classes for students in grades 9-12 is Monday, January 23rd.
Final course marks are determined as follows:
70% Term Work
30 % Summative Assessments - RST and/or an exam.
Please note that grade 9 courses do not have final exams. In addition, there are no final exams in Open-level courses at any grade level. During the exam period, students in high school do not need to attend school on days they are not scheduled to write an exam unless otherwise directed.
See Semester 1 Exams for a complete exam schedule, including dates, times and locations. Exams are generally written in students’ regular classrooms (highlighted room numbers indicate an exception). For a complete summary of exam procedures please see: Exam Procedures for Students - January 2023.
High school semester 1 exams will occur over a period of four days, from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27. All exams begin at 8:30am.
Tuesday, January 24 - All Period 1 exams
Wednesday, January 25 - All Period 2 exams
Thursday, January 26 - All Period 3 exams
Friday, January 27 - All Period 4 exams
Monday, January 30 - Inclement Weather Day (if needed)
Students are to stay in the classroom for a minimum of one hour. As they complete their exam, students may be dismissed by the supervising teacher. Students are able to leave the building once they have finished their exam. Yellow bus arrival and departure times at the end of the day will remain the same.
Vacation and work arrangements are expected to be made around the examination timetable (Student Handbook, pg 10).
In the event of an "inclement weather day” during the high school exam period where yellow school bus transportation is canceled, exam schedules at all OCSB schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders). The missed exam will be written the following school day. All other exams will be bumped by one day. For example, if Friday, January 27th were declared an inclement weather day, then all period 4 exams would be written on Monday, January 30th. During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.
Tuesday, January 31st has been designated as a Credit Intervention Day for students in grade 10-12 with outstanding work. We will also host Credit Intervention Days for grade 9 students with outstanding assignments on January 24th and 25th. These appointments will be scheduled by teachers when necessary.
Wednesday, February 1st will be a PD Day for all students in grade 7-12. Semester 2 courses will begin on Thursday, February 2nd.
Sacred Heart High School