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Principal's Message

Please Note - The Winter Exam Schedule has been modified. Please see below.

Winter Exam Schedule - REVISED
January 27 – February 2, 2017

Jan. 27
Jan. 30
Jan. 31
Feb. 1
Feb. 2
8:55 a.m.
9:30 a.m.

Study Time

Study Time

Study Time

Study Time

Oral Exams
9:30 a.m.

Period A

Period B

Period C

Period D

Oral Exams

11:00 a.m. to
12:35 p.m.

• Teachers may be available from 8:55 to 9:30 and 12:35 to 3:15 p.m. everyday.• Friday, Feb 3 is a P.A. Day (regardless of exam rescheduling due to weather)If you have any questions about the above schedule, feel free to contact us. It is expected that students write their exams when scheduled. A doctor’s note is normally required to postpone an exam due to illness. Family trips or appointments are not considered appropriate reasons to miss an exam.

Yours truly,

Randall DeKraker                         Roselyn Hurst
Principal                                Vice Principal

Responsibilities of Students During The Examination Schedule
1. All exams are written in your regular classroom unless you are informed otherwise.
2. Arrive at your classroom 5 minutes early. No talking is permitted in the exam room.
3. No books, school bags, electronic devices or coats are allowed at your desk in the
exam room. These items should be left in your locker or placed at the front of the room.
Please ensure that all textbooks are returned to your teacher.
4. All students not writing exams are to stay out of the halls while exams are in progress.
5. If you are late for an exam please report to the main office before going to your exam.
6. Students who arrive late for exams will not be given any extra time to write the exam
without the authorization of your teacher and the Principal or Vice-Principal.
7. All students must remain in the exam room for at least one hour for a 1.5 h exam and
one and a half hours for a 2 h exam.
8. A class list will be distributed by the presiding teacher for each exam. You are required
to sign beside your name on this list to verify your presence at the exam.
9. If you are ill on a day when you are required to write an exam please call the school
and inform the office. A doctor’s note may be requested. You may then be allowed to write the exam(s)
at a later date (if possible).
10. In cases of family or other emergencies, consideration will be given to writing your
exam(s) at a later date. Prompt notice of the emergency must be given to the Principal
or Vice-Principal.
11. When you are not writing an exam you may:
a) study at school - in the library
- in the cafeteria
b) study at home (i.e. you may not “hang-out” in the halls)
12. If the school is closed for any reason (or buses cancelled) then all remaining exams will be delayed
by one day. Listen to a local radio station for information or check out the school website at


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