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End of first semester dates for Monticello High School to shift

Jan. 17, 2017

A letter from Stephen Wilder, Principal, Monticello High School:

Good Day MHS Students and Families,

Due to the loss of instructional days so close to the end of the first semester, we are shifting the end of the first semester. This plan takes into consideration the days we have missed since returning in January (4 days missed as of today) and the possibility of losing additional days next week due to freezing rain in the forecast. Next Thursday, January 25th, will not be an instructional day for students. It will be a testing day.

If we do not lose any school days next week due to weather then we will end the first semester on Monday, January 29th, and start the second semester on Tuesday, January 30th. This will provide one additional A and B day, on January 26th and 29th, for additional coursework to be completed.

If we do lose a school day next week, and need to use Friday, January 26th, as a testing day, then we will end the first semester on Tuesday, January 30th, and start the second semester on January 31st. This will provide one additional A and B day, on January 29th and 30th, for additional coursework to be completed.

Even if we miss a school day next week we will do everything we can to complete all Regents exams and final exams during that week in accordance with NYS regulations. This is necessary to ensure timely grading and reporting for as many courses as possible to provide our guidance team with the information they need to effectively schedule students for the second semester.

Students would have received detailed information regarding their testing schedules for next week on Tuesday had we not had a snow day. Students will receive their detailed testing schedules tomorrow, January 18th, and will need to pay close attention to the directions given by their teachers over the next two school days. If students have any questions they should ask their teacher. If they are still unclear they need to contact their guidance counselor.

Thank you for your understanding as we work to flexibly respond to the impact our weather has had on our educational program. If you as a parent/guardian have a question please reach out to your child's guidance counselor.


Sincerely,

Stephen Wilder
Principal
Monticello High School