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Fall 2020 Exam Schedule

The week of December 14 is our fall exam week and the final week of the semester. Because of Covid precautions, we have made some changes to our usual exam schedule this year.  We will begin each day of the week at our regular take-in time of 7:50 am.

Please make note of the week’s bus schedule. Personal vehicles may NOT use the bus loop when buses are running.

Exam Week Bus Service
Monday Morning only – bus riders may be picked up in the bus loop at dismissal
Tuesday Morning only – bus riders may be picked up in the bus loop at dismissal
Wednesday Morning and Afternoon
Thursday Morning and Afternoon
Friday Morning only – bus riders may be picked up in the bus loop at dismissal

Monday, December 14 (7:50–12:30)

Monday of the week is our Dead Day, which is an important day for exam review. Lunch is served for all grades. We end that day at 12:30.

 

Tuesday, December 15 –  Thursday, December 17 (7:50-11:30)

We will begin exams for grades 6-12 at 7:50 and dismiss at 11:30. Lunch is served for grades 4-5. There will be special classroom activities for grades 4-5 on these days.

 

Friday, December 18 (7:50-9:30)

We will begin the exam for grades 6-12 at 7:50 and dismiss at 9:30. There will be bus service only for the start of school. Grades 4-5 do not come to school on this day.

 

Please see this schedule for the exact times of exams.

 

Make Up Exams

This year, make up exams for students who are out sick may be taken after the scheduled exams during exam week or on Monday, January 4, beginning at noon. Students should contact their teachers to determine when make up exams will be administered.

Below are a few tips for exam preparation.

Start early.

  • If you always start ahead of schedule, you’ll never be cramming the night before an exam. You’ll almost always perform better in doing so!

Create a study schedule – and follow it.

  • Splitting the material into chucks can be very beneficial. That way, you can keep track of what you’ve accomplished instead of looking at the big picture and getting overwhelmed.

Reorganize your notes.

  • Evaluate and reorganize your notes into what’s important, outlining important concepts, formulas, dates and definitions so they’re easy to understand.

Create your own study guide.

  • While many teachers provide a study guide, creating your own can help you understand the material better. Outlining the important information you need to learn can be helpful, both in the creation and to refer to during your studies.

Ask questions / Attend Review Sessions / Meet with Teachers

  • Your teachers are there to help! Ask them questions regarding the material and the exam so that you’re prepared when exam time arrives.

Prioritize your study time.

  • Some exams will be more difficult than others, some you may find easier to study for. Some may be worth more of your grade than others. Make sure to evaluate all of your exams to consider and determine all of the involved factors so you can study accordingly.

Study for the style of the exam.

  • If it’s multiple-choice, you’ll need to know definitions and concepts. For essay exams, focus on your understanding of all the concepts presented, with examples in mind.

Quiz yourself.

  • If you think about and create actual exam questions, you will likely become more familiar with what you need to study and, in the meantime, familiarize yourself with the type of language that will be on the exam.

Pace yourself.

  • Make sure you stay focused and don’t burn yourself out. A great way to do so is to pace yourself rather than opting for the dreaded all-nighter.

Stay well rested.

  • There’s a lot to be said about a good night’s sleep. Make sure you’re well rested so that you can be fully focused during your exams.
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