Exam Week (Jan 23-30) & Semester Two Info for PODS

Exam Week - Final Exam Schedule Click Here

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The last day of classes for options, and all other semester-run courses is  Tuesday January 22nd, 2019.

Our Grade 10 and Grade 11 POD/COLLEGE students are expected to attend their four core POD/COLLEGE classes (English, Social, Math and Sciences) during exam week (January 23rd to January 30th) because in most cases these courses are full year courses. The one exception is for the grade 11 POD of Mrs. Long, Mr. Taylor, Miss Bodnar and Miss Murphy; they will have final exams according to the schedule in the attachment but their students are expected to attend classes in the morning on each day they do not have a final exam to finish assisgnments and to re-do some of their assessments. This means they are either writing an exam or are in class with their teachers in the mornings.

For the 6 days of exam week both Grade 10 PODS/COLLEGES and both Grade 11 PODS/COLLEGES will have their core classes in the mornings (9:15am – 11:50am); this is a flip for students that regularly have their POD/COLLEGE courses in the afternoon and is done to accommodate students that travel by bus. If a POD/COLLEGE student does have a final exam in a semester 1 course they will be released from class to write their exam at its scheduled time.  A room/location schedule for exam week is located at the bottom of this article; please note Gr 11 French Immersion POD/COLLEGE rooms remain in their regular locations and at their regular afternoon times of Block 4 and Block 5 and also have a Math Midterm date listed in the attachment. As usual students can certainly see any teacher in the school during FOCUS which is 8:40 – 9:10am.

Although POD/COLLEGE students are not required to be at the school in the afternoon during exam week (Jan 23rd – Jan 30th), we highly suggest staying for the afternoon if you may need extra support or time to work on material in any of the four core classes. To accommodate bus students or any other students who must stay at the school for the entire day the school remains open and will have supervised areas for students to work. This extra time in the afternoon can be an excellent opportunity to get extra support from POD/COLLEGE teachers, catch up on missing work, write missed exams or receive any other academic support that is needed. Teachers may also be contacting parents if they have a particular request for a student to stay in the afternoons for extra help. 

Semester 2 Schedule – January 31st 2018 to June 27th, 2018

Grade 10 and Grade 11 POD/COLLEGE students, including French Immersion 11 students, schedules will be flipping for Semester two. This means if your child had their core POD/COLLEGE classes in the morning’s in semester one, they will now have them in the afternoons in semester two and vice-versa. This is done to provide equal opportunity to morning and/or afternoon core learning to all students and to ensure students can better access complimentary courses. The classrooms that the POD/COLLEGE courses are taught in will remain the same as they were in semester one.

This information will be communicated to your child in detail by their POD/COLLEGE teachers. However, if you have more questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you in advance for supporting your child with their learning!

We hope you have a Blessed Christmas and a relaxing break.

 

Exam Week (January 23rd - 30th)

Gr. 10 & 11 POD/COLLEGE Rooms for Exam Week 9:15am – 11:50am

French Immersion Gr. 11 Class locations and times (Block 4 & 5) remain the same for Exam Week.

To ensure all POD/COLLEGE students and classrooms are in close proximity to each other during exam week the following classroom locations will be used.

Grade

Room

Teacher

Class

Change/No Change

Block 1 and 2

10

243

Hillaby

ELA

No change

10

244

Weber

SOC

No change

10

241

Nelson

MATH

No change

10

231

Duffy

SCIENCES

No change

 

 

 

 

 

10

236

Hillier

ELA

Change

10

238

Scott

SOC

Change

10

240

Ash

MATH

Change

10

239

Walker

SCIENCES

Change

 

 

 

 

 

11

150

Long

ELA

No Change

11

136

Taylor

SOC

No Change

11

145

Murphy

MATH

No Change

11

147

Bodnar

SCIENCES

No Change

 

 

 

 

 

11

232

Johnston

ELA

Change

11

233

Bezovie

SOC

Change

11

234

Ingraham

MATH

Change

11

235

Emard

SCIENCES

Change

Block 4 and 5

11 Fr.Immersion

238

Murphy

Math

No Change

11 Fr. Immersion

238

Murphy

Sciences

No Change

11 Fr. Immersion

240

Sevigny

FLA

No Change

11 Fr. Immersion

240

Sevigny

Soc

No Change

*Exam Schedule for Long/Taylor/Murphy/Bodnar Gr 11 POD is as follows:

  • Wednesday Jan 23rd – Math
  • Thursday Jan 24th – ELA
  • Friday Jan 25th – Social
  • Monday Jan 28th– Biology / Sciences

*Please note that students will only have 2 of the 4 exams listed here depending on which ones they have this semester.