November 19, 2019
FHS Semester Exams will be
given the last 3 days of semester one:
December 18, 19, and 20.
exams are mandatory, and it is critical that students are here on time on
will be given in all subject areas, and these examinations will include both
objective and subjective test items.
Each exam will be administered in an 85-minute block as outlined in the
administer tests only during the scheduled exam periods. Teachers will not give exams early or out of
order from the schedule.
Students will not be
permitted to leave the exam block for any reason. Students will remain
in the testing room for the entire period.
Remember the 3 Ps: be Present, Prompt,
and Prepared for all of your exams. The semester exam score is a significant portion of your final grade in each course. If you do not take an exam, then you will earn a grade of 0 (zero) which is an “F” for the exam score. Take all exams seriously – do you best!
The building will operate on a standard bell schedule Wednesday and Thursday. Friday’s bell schedule will be an Early Release bell schedule as it is on every Friday. School busses will run
on their regular schedules on exam days.
All school policies
will remain in effect and be enforced during exam week, including dress code
and appropriate use of technology/electronic devices. On exam days, students are required to be
under the direct supervision of FHS faculty or staff members during all scheduled
exam times, study periods, classes, and lunch periods. This
includes students who are Aides for teachers or offices. Students are reminded not to bring
blankets or pillows with them on exam days.
Disciplinary consequences resulting from inappropriate behavior during
exam week may be administered on exam days and can also be assigned in the days
There should be
absolutely no hall traffic during exam time. Students must be in their classrooms. Again, teachers will NOT write hall passes for
students during exam periods.
If you are tardy on exam
then you must enter the building using the main entrance doors in the front of
the building as usual. All other doors
will be locked. After you sign in at the
Main Office, you will be escorted to your classroom where your teacher will decide whether you will take the exam at that time or
if you must take the exam during the make-up time. If you must wait to take the exam during a
make-up exam period, then you will be expected to work silently (study, read,
or work on other assignments) while the rest of the class tests. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the make-up exam with the teacher.
All absences require a doctor’s note to be excused, except for absences for family travel which
must be pre-approved through the attendance office with appropriate paperwork
filed prior to the absence.
(Contact Asst. Principal, Mr. Anticoli, regarding pre-approval of these
absences.) For all other exam day
absences, the attendance office must receive a telephone call
from your parent and a doctor’s note for your absence to be excused. Exams can only be made up if an absence is excused by a doctor’s note.
exams take place during the 5th period study/make-up times
scheduled each exam day. Two
standard-length make-up exam sessions are also scheduled on Friday,
December 20. The
make-up exam periods are NOT to be used to take parts of exams early
unless prior approval is granted by an administrator for extenuating
- Should a student be approved to
take an exam before December 18 or after December 20, the student must
arrange with the appropriate teacher to take the exam at a mutually
agreeable date/time outside the scope of standard class time. (In most
cases this means the student would need to take them after school.)
- The final date to make-up all portions of an exam is Tuesday,
January 7, 2020 at 3:00pm. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Any exam not completed by this time will be recorded as a 0 (zero). It is the student’s responsibility to schedule make-up exams with their teachers.
If you have any questions about exams, feel free to contact FHS at