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Exam Week FAQs


Exam Week 2019

December 11–18*

*Thursday, December 19, at 8:30 a.m. is a snow day make-up time slot.

Where can students find the exam schedule?
Download the 2019 exam schedule. A copy of the exam schedule is posted electronically to all students and faculty.

Where can students find exam locations?
Locations will be posted electronically and on both levels of the Student Center during the week of December 2.

How long are exams?
Each sit-down exam is two hours. (Students will be informed by their teacher of any exceptions.)

What if a student has two exams scheduled at the same time?
We have identified students with examination and assessment conflicts and have worked out alternative schedules for these students. Please contact Ms. Wood in the Registrar’s Office, if you have any questions.

NOTE: Having one sit-down exam and one project/paper due on the same day, or having two projects/papers due on the same day is not considered a conflict.

All exam schedule changes must come from the Registrar’s Office. Teachers may not reschedule any exams or alternate assessments on their own.

When do day students have to be on campus?
There are no morning assemblies during exam week. Attendance is taken at the start of each exam. Students must attend practices, games and rehearsals as scheduled.

Are sports practices and rehearsals held every day during exam week?
Athletic practices and rehearsals are limited to one hour each day of exam week, with the exception of game days (December 11, 13 and 18). All students are expected to attend any games they may have in December.

Is the bus schedule different during exam week?
Buses will run at the usual times in the morning and afternoon.

What if a student is sick during exam week?
Day student parents should call the attendance line at 617-898-2923.
Boarding students must go to the Health Center.
The Registrar’s Office will reschedule exams and due dates as necessary.

What happens if there’s a snow day, or a delayed start to school?
Snow delays or cancellations will be communicated in the usual ways including Rave Alert, a message on the School website, and information on local T.V. stations.

If there is a delayed start, buses and the start of exams will be delayed one or two hours. If we cancel an exam block (morning or afternoon) due to weather, the missed exam block will be rescheduled to Thursday, December 19, at 8:30 a.m. If any additional weather issues arise, we will communicate the new schedule at that time.

When are teachers available to students during exam week?
Teachers are available to students for exam review from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the two school days prior to their exam.

When will exams be returned?
All exams will be returned by Monday, January 13.

Cox Library Schedule
Saturday 12/7: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 12/8: 2 p.m.–5 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
Monday 12/9–Thursday 12/12: 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Friday 12/13: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 12/14: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 12/15: 2 p.m.–5 p.m. and 7 p.m.–9:45 p.m.
Monday 12/16: 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Tuesday 12/17: 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
Wednesday 12/18: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.