If school is canceled on an exam day, the exams that were scheduled on the canceled day will be taken on the next school day.
In the event of a delayed opening, the exam that would have been taken during the first examination session will be given during the second session. The second exam will move to the third session.
Semester exams for all students at Stonington High School are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 22nd, to Friday, Jan 25th. Although you are required to be at school only when you have an exam, supervised study areas are available if you wish to stay in school even when you do not have an exam. Breakfast will be available in the cafeteria from 7-10 in the morning. Lunch will not be served during exam week. A special bus run will take you home after the second exam session at 11:07 each morning. Students who have an afternoon exam will be picked up by this mid-day bus run for transportation to the school. All afternoon buses will run as usual, but there will be no late bus on exam days. Extra-curricular activities will be curtailed during exam week so that you may focus on preparation for your exams. Athletic practices and other after school activities will be canceled or abbreviated and will be optional for any student who needs the time to study. All school rules apply during exams including dress code. No hats, headwear, etc. No back packs.
Semester exam grades count 20% of the semester average with the first and second quarter grades counting 40% each. As parents, you can play a meaningful role by helping your teenager develop and maintain a serious attitude about studying for exams. We encourage you to talk to your child concerning adequate preparation for the upcoming exams.
Discussion of exam content, readiness for exams, and budgeting their time to prepare effectively for exams should take place at home. When it does, the result is usually improved performance. If students have been conscientious with their studies throughout the semester, a thorough review of the course content (along with any helpful guidelines provided in the classroom) should ensure success.