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Regents Week Update

No Regents Examinations in January 2022

 

Next week, Tuesday-Friday, was originally scheduled by the State to administer Regents Examinations. The State canceled the administration, stating that The January Regents Exams cannot be safely, equitably, and fairly administered across the state. We will continue to work with our schools, districts, and stakeholders to ensure they have what they need to provide academic, social and emotional, and mental health supports for our students. 

 

It is in this spirit of providing LaGuardia students support that we have a special schedule of activities that provides a variety of opportunities for students to connect with their teachers and their peers, prior to starting the Spring Semester.

 

All students who are enrolled in Regents courses are automatically registered to take Regents Examinations in June when they complete the course. (January Regents Examinations are for students who need to makeup or retake an exam.)  Regents Examinations fulfill graduation and diploma requirements and do not have a fee associated with the examinations. At this time the Regents Examination cancellation is ONLY for January 2022. 



Monday, January 24, 2022, is a Conference Bell Schedule

 

This coming Monday, students will attend their fall semester periods 1-10, following the shortened Conference Bell Schedule of 8:00am-2:48pm. The weekly allotment of two At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits is distributed in the lobby at the end of 8, 9, and 10th periods.

 

Tuesday, January 25-Friday, January 28, are Special Activities Schedules

 

  • The Regents Week Special Schedule shows activities for the week by grade - each grade is on a different tab.

  • Every morning before 10am, all students are required to complete the Google Form Regents Week Check In using their laguardiahs.org account to be marked present for the day - even if they are not in the building.

  • Participation in certain activities is required, such as: 

    • Guidance Post-Secondary Planning Sessions

    • Studio evaluations, rehearsals, and work calls

    • 9th and 10th grade City-wide Math and English Growth Assessments 

  • Participation in certain activities is optional, such as: 

    • Academic Support

    • Open Gym

    • Open Studio 

  • Communal spaces will be open:

    • The 5th Floor Cafeteria will be serving Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch

    • The 6th Floor Library will be open

  • Spring MetroCardS will be distributed by grade on the day students are attending their Guidance Post-Secondary Planning Session. The Metrocards will be active beginning Wednesday, February 2.

  • The weekly In-School PCR Testing will take place during Regents Week.



Clarification on CR Selection

 

The DOE Policy states: When schools transitioned to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the NYCDOE implemented the parent/guardian choice policy which gave parents/guardians the option to replace their student’s passing final grades with ‘CR’ (credit) to avoid penalizing students for a drop in performance for factors beyond their control. This policy remains in effect for high school students to provide safeguards as students and families continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and manage other out-of-school challenges. 

 

A parent/guardian (NOT a student) completes the CR Selection Request Form for each passing final grade they wish to replace with a CR. You CANNOT select a CR for a 55, NX, or marking period progress grade. We advise that families discuss with their guidance counselor prior to making the decision to select CR; colleges review the entire transcript and use grades as evidence of progress and persistence through challenges.

 

Seniors:  Only CR Selections requested by January 30, 2022, will be reflected on the transcript sent to colleges as part of the Mid Year Report.

Jill Stein on 1/22/2022 10:13 pm