District modifies grade calculation policy for Regents exams taken for 2021-22 school year 

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Attention parents of high school and middle school students taking Regents exams:

On May 16,  the New York State Board of Regents approved a special appeal process to allow students to graduate with a lower score on Regents exams. This opportunity would only apply to students who pass the Regents course and score a 50 to 64 on a Regents exam only in the 2021–22 and 2022–23 school years.

In a May 16 memo sent to school officials statewide, State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa said: “… in response to widely varied teaching and learning conditions caused by the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents approved for Emergency Action at its May meeting a temporary expansion of the existing process to appeal to graduate with a lower score on a Regents Examination. The purpose of this expansion is to provide flexibility to students taking Regents Examinations in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years in meeting assessment requirements for a diploma.”

In light of this, the district has modified its grade calculation policy for Regents exams taken for the 2021-22 school year.  The calculation of the student’s final grade in the class will be based upon the four quarter average, and will not include the score on the Regents Exam. 

This policy change will address the modification approved by the Board of Regents. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s guidance counselor with any questions.

Thank you for your attention to this important information.