Extended Closure Info – Regents Exams

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Members of the Rensselaer Jr-Sr High School Community,

Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced yesterday that the Regents examinations scheduled for June 2020 will be canceled. Today they released documents providing guidance for how we would handle these cancellations.

“Regents Examination Exemptions”

“Students who during the June 2020 examination period would take one or more Regents Examinations shall be exempted from the requirements pertaining to passing such examinations in order to be issued a diploma. In order to qualify for the exemption, students must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

• The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents Examination and will have earned credit in such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year;
• The student is in grade 7, is enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents Examination and will have passed such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year;
• The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents Examination and has failed to earn credit by the end of the school year. Such student returns for summer instruction to make up the failed course credit and is subsequently granted diploma credit in August 2020; or
• The student was previously enrolled in the course of study leading to an applicable Regents Examination, has achieved course credit, and has not yet passed the associated Regents Examination but was intending to take the test in June 2020 to achieve a passing score. (See FAQ # 5 for additional information).”

If a student passes a class that ends with a Regents Exam they will be exempt from that Regents Exam. Hopefully this will help to relieve some of the stress that people are experiencing. Please have students continue to stay involved with their teachers.

The 4th quarter will start on Monday April 13th and teachers will be looking for student engagement. Teachers will be evaluating students and providing feedback and support. Reach out to them and share your concerns and problems, your teachers want to be part of the solution. Remember we are all here to help.

We will get through this. Stay Safe.

Dominick Pitaniello
Principal Rensselaer Jr Sr High School

Posted in Coronavirus, District, Jr. / Sr. High School.