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Sender
Tom Askey
Subject
BSA Midterm Schedule January 2020
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19 December 2019

Dear BSA Students, Parents, & Guardians:

I hope this message finds everyone well during the busy holiday season. We hope you had a great 2019 and hope you are excited for all the possibilities that the new year will bring here at BSA!

Academic semester examinations will take place here from Friday, January 17th through Monday, January 27th.  This year, exams will run concurrently with our auditions for incoming ninth graders on three of the audition days (1/21-1/23) so I want to take some time to outline both the schedule for the exams as well as some logistical information about the week itself because so many current and prospective students and their families will be around the building.

The exam schedule is as follows:

 

1/17

1/21

1/22

1/23

1/27

Exam 1

8:45-10:15

Period 10

Period 2

Period 7

Period 9

Make-up

*-Pre-arranged and pre-approved only

Exam 2

10:30-12:00

Period 5

Period 6

Period 3

Period 4

Make-up

*-Pre-arranged and pre-approved only

Exam 3

12:30-2:00

Period 1

Period 8

 

 

 

 

Students are required to arrive promptly for their exams. They must enter through the Madison St. entrance. On the exam days that are also audition days (1/21-1/23), students who come prior to their exams must report to the cafeteria for individual or group study. Communal spaces like the library, 3rd floor atrium, ballroom and brownstone are off limits because of auditions.  Locker access will be limited so students need to take their belongings and study materials home every evening.

Students are not required to be in school when they have no scheduled exams. Lunch will be available for students from 12:00-12:30. A break for students will occur between 10:15-10:30.

Absences due to illness must be communicated to the Assistant Principal for Academics via parent email at taskey@bsfa.org before the scheduled exam to be considered for a make-up exam. Upon return to school, a doctor’s note should be provided.

 

Students who miss exams due to unexcused absence or failure to follow exam procedures are subject to receiving a 0% on the exam. These exams are worth 20% of the 1st semester grade. Permission for exceptions to the schedule above must be approved by the Assistant Principal for Academics prior to the exam date. Exam protocols are outlined on page 30 of the 2019-20. Student Handbook.

We want everyone to recognize how important these exams are, so we put these structures into place to make sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently. We also want to make sure the over 1000 kids here auditioning are having a memorable and exciting experience during this incredibly important time for them as well.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

 

Tom Askey

Assistant Principal for Academics

 

                     EXAM PLAN FOR WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CLOSINGS

If schools are closed on Friday, January 17th, please follow the schedule below.

 

1/17

1/21

1/22

1/23

1/27

Exam 1

8:45-10:15

CLOSED

Period 10

Period 2

Period 7

Period 9

Exam 2

10:30-12:00

CLOSED

Period 5

Period 6

Period 3

Period 4

Exam 3

12:30-2:00

CLOSED

Period 1

Period 8

 

 

 

If schools are closed on Tuesday January 21st, please follow the schedule below.

 

1/17

1/21

1/22

1/23

1/27

Exam 1

8:45-10:15

Period 10

CLOSED

Period 2

Period 7

Period 9

Exam 2

10:30-12:00

Period 5

CLOSED

Period 6

Period 3

Period 4

Exam 3

12:30-2:00

Period 1

CLOSED

Period 8

 

 

 

If schools are closed on Wednesday, January 22nd, please follow the schedule below.

 

1/17

1/21

1/22

1/23

1/27

Exam 1

8:45-10:15

Period 10

Period 2

CLOSED

Period 7

Period 9

Exam 2

10:30-12:00

Period 5

Period 6

CLOSED

Period 3

Period 4

Exam 3

12:30-2:00

Period 1

Period 8

 

 

 

 

If schools are closed on Thursday, January 23rd,please follow the schedule below.

 

1/17

1/21

1/22

1/23

1/27

Exam 1

8:45-10:15

Period 10

Period 2

Period 7

CLOSED

Period 9

Exam 2

10:30-12:00

Period 5

Period 6

Period 3

CLOSED

Period 4

Exam 3

12:30-2:00

Period 1

Period 8

 

 

 

 

If there is a delayed schedule, follow the schedule below.

Exam 1 10:30-12

Exam 2 12:30-2

Exam 3 2:15-3:45

 

In the event school is closed for two or more days: If students return on a scheduled exam day, they will take exams scheduled for that day. If there are no more scheduled dates for exams, the day students return will be a regular day and instructions will follow about exams.