Update Regarding June Regents and Final Exams at CHS

(May 5, 2021)

Dear Chatham High School Students, Parents and Guardians,

As you may be aware, the United States Department of Education (USDE) has denied New
York State’s testing waiver request. Below you will find important information concerning
Regents examinations and local final examinations at CHS this year.

Regents Examinations

The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) does need to meet the federal
government’s requirement for end of year exams. To fulfill these requirements, NYSED has
canceled all but four Regents exams. Similar to June 2020, all students enrolled in and passing
courses culminating with the following Regents exam, are eligible for an exemption for the
following courses.

The Regents exams that will be held according to the following schedule:

  • English Language Arts – June 17th 8:00am
  • Living Environment – June 22nd 8:00am
  • Algebra I – June 23rd 8:00am
  • Earth Science – June 24th 8:00am

The Regents exams that are canceled for June 2021 are:

  • Global History and Geography
  • U.S. History and Government
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Students enrolled in any of the courses that are offering Regents exams are not required
to take the exam. All students enrolled in classes that will culminate in a Regents exam will
automatically receive an “EX” designation on their transcript. If a student chooses to take one of
the offered Regents exams, they may do so. Teachers will be surveying their students this week
to assess the number of students will be taking Regents exams. Their scores will also
automatically be recorded as “EX” but students may choose to have the “EX” replaced by their
actual score. If a student decides that he/she wants the numeric score on their transcript,
parents will have the opportunity to fill out a form in the coming weeks.

Final Examinations

In the best interest of our students and our current climate, we have decided to cancel all
large-scale final examinations. Teachers will give any course specific local assessments during
scheduled times in June. We are working on a more detailed plan, to be released in the next few
weeks.

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