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Midterm Exam Information

As you are aware, midterm exams will be held Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Thursday, 1/17/19.  The midterm schedule is available below and is posted in classrooms. Note that this schedule varies from the regular school day and is individual for each student. Students must be in uniform for all midterm exams. Study hall will be held in the cafeteria throughout the exam period.

Please be aware that should any exam day be cancelled due to inclement weather, exams for that day will move to the next day (e.g., Tuesday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday). Note, however, that if Thursday’s exams need to be postponed (or are part of the chain reaction), they will be moved to Tuesday, January 22.  The existing Mass Schedule and Right-To-Life March/Retreat on Friday, 1/18/19, will not be cancelled, unless due to inclement weather on Friday.

Just a few instructions:

Students taking a first period exam must report to their assigned testing room by 8 a.m., just as any other normal school day. Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. are considered late. Late students will not be permitted into the exam room without an admission slip from the Attendance Office between 8:00 and 8:15.  

Students not taking the first exam at 8:00 a.m. must enter the building through the Main Office doors. Students should not be opening the lobby doors to let people into the building.

For the second and third exams, please report to your assigned testing room 10 minutes prior to the test time, so that the exams may begin promptly. 

Once an exam begins, late students will not be permitted into the exam room. If late, you will need to reschedule your midterm in the School Counseling Office. Make-up tests for late students can only be taken during conflict periods that same day.  

Please remember that the use of cell phones and bathroom breaks are not permitted during the exam period. Smart and Fitbit watches are also prohibited in the classroom during exams. Talking continues to be prohibited, until all exams are collected. Once an exam is completed, students may silently study/read.  Students may not use electronics until the bell rings to signal the end of the exam period. Students will not be dismissed early from an exam period.

In addition, there will be no extended time provided on mid-term exams unless a student was previously pre-approved by the Instructional Support team. Those students who are pre-approved for extended time will be dismissed to the Library for exam completion, as needed.

Students with a first and third period exam time, but no second period exam, must report to the cafeteria for study hall during the 2nd exam period. Wandering in the halls is not permitted. Leaving and re-entering the building is not permitted.

Students must leave the building immediately after their last exam each day. If you need to wait for a bus, please wait in the cafeteria. School district bus transportation will be provided per the regular 3:00 p.m. schedule.  The Elizabethtown, Ephrata Walmart, & Holy Trinity buses will follow separate schedules, which will be provided by the drivers and can be found below. 

Students who ride the Etown bus, Walmart Ephrata bus, & Holy Trinity bus, here are the bus times & dates for Mid-term half days. This allows an extra 15 minutes to get your belongings and get to the bus  on time:
Tuesday, January 15-  12:45 PM dismissal pick up at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 16- 12:15 PM dismissal pick up at 12:30 PM
Thursday, January 17 - 12:15 PM dismissal pick up at 12:30 PM
Those students that have to wait for school district 3:00 PM bus pick-up, please see Mrs. Shomo in School Counseling.

Note that testing may be in process throughout the building. It is important that a quiet environment be maintained, especially in lobby areas. Once out of the building, students may not re-enter without a valid purpose. Parents should note that supervision will not be provided between the end of the third final and end of the normal school day.   

Thanks for abiding by the above rules for mid-term exams, which provide an organized and fair testing environment for all students.  Study hard and good luck!