Principal Jacqueline Hill and Assistant Principal Jodi Sullivan would like to let seniors know they have been thinking about their class and would like to answer questions they may have.
Below are answers to questions that Ms. Hill and Ms. Sullivan have received.
Seniors can also ask questions with this form and we will add answers to this webpage.
“Please know that we miss you and we are doing our best to wait until the very last minute possible to cancel the things that are important to you. We will wait and wait as long as we are able with hope that the situation changes significantly before the end of the school year. Be well. We understand how frustrating this sacrifice for public health is for all of you. Let’s work together and try to be creative problem-solvers as best we can,” wrote Ms. Sullivan
Q: Are we still going to have prom?
A: We have changed the date of prom to June 19th. Our hope is to push it further in the year and not need to cancel. As we get more guidance about restrictions we will revisit this.
Q: Are we still going on our senior trip?
A: We are working with the hotels, transportation and other venues to find out the last possible date we have to make this decision. We will need to follow restrictions by both New York State and New Jersey when we make a final decision.
Q: Will we have the graduation ceremony?
A: We are still hopeful that we will have the graduation ceremony. We will make every effort to celebrate your successes.
Q: How are we going to be graded for the remainder of the school year?
A: All regional school districts are currently discussing a plan for how we will grade students for the remainder of the school year if we have an extended closing. We are waiting for guidance from Governor Cuomo about how long he expects the school closure to last. Right now, we are asking teachers to track participation and effort and we will give more information as we make decisions for quarter 3. Students are expected to complete work and participate in class to the best of their ability.
Q: How are AP exams being given?
A: AP guidance has been sent to all students and teachers. The guidance office sent out correspondence as well with information specific to Advanced Placement exams.
Q: Are we having Regents exams and what about the lab hour requirement?
A: The state has waived the lab hour requirement in order to take the Regents exam. This does not mean you are not responsible for labs that your teachers assign. We are still waiting for guidance from the New York State Education Department regarding Regents exams.