Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
Our 1st semester is coming to a close, and there are several important pieces of information that we want to communicate to you.
Semester 1 Final Examinations:
The last day of regular classes for Semester 1 is Tuesday January 28th, 2014.
The examination schedule is posted below. Students will also be provided with a copy of this schedule.
As you will see, there are 3 examination days – Wednesday, January 29th; Thursday, January 30th; and Friday, January 31st. Examinations are held in the morning and in the afternoon. Not all students have an examination on each day, so please check the schedule carefully to ensure that your son/daughter comes to school on the right day for the right exam.
Turn Around Day / Semester 2
Monday February 3rd is Turn Around Day. There is no school for students; however, those who are interested in knowing how they did on their exams and/or finding out their marks for Semester 1, they can drop in to speak with their teacher(s) between 2-3pm (by appointment only). First day of Semester 2 is Tuesday, February 4th, 2014.
Absences: If a student is absent on a final exam day, a phone call from a parent/guardian and a medical note will be required and a make-up examination will have to be written as soon as possible. If no medical documentation is received, a grade of zero will be recorded for the examination.
Study Hall: We are providing a supervised Study Hall on all examination days, except for Friday January 31st afternoon. If students are in the school on an exam day, they are expected to be in one of two places: either writing an examination or in the study hall. If students are not writing an examination and do not want to attend study hall, they will be asked to leave the school, as we need to ensure an atmosphere of quiet and respect for the other students who are writing their examination.
Personal Items and Electronic Devices: Students need to be aware that during examinations, they will not be allowed to keep any of their personal items with them. This includes cell phones, iPods (and similar devices), electronic devices, classroom notes, textbooks, and/or personal calculators (unless allowed specifically by the classroom teacher and designated beforehand). Students need to come prepared with writing utensils.
Outstanding Materials: All outstanding library books and materials, as well as Academy-owned textbooks, are to be returned on (or by) the exam day.
If you have any questions about the upcoming examinations, please call the Academy at (416) 928-0124 ext “0”.
Head of School