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Due to the cancellation of classes today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, all exams originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, will be written on Friday, February 2, 2018.  Students should follow the direction provided by their school for the schedule for make-up exams.  The Administration/School-Based In-service Day will remain as scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2018. 

Semester two will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018.




January Exam Schedule and Exam Expectations


9-1 (27)

9-2 (28)

Grade 10 (60)

Grade 11 (54)

Grade 12 (67)


January 24


NSVS Exams


D Block

Thursday, January 25

English 9

Gaelic 10

French 10

CBL 10


ECM 11

Chem 11


ECM 12 (13)

Pre Cal 12


B Block Friday,  January 26

Social St.

Science 10

English 10

Math 11

Chem 11

Oceans 11

Electrotech 11

GGS 12

Chem 12

A Block

Monday,  January 29


Math 10 (x2)

CMT 11


Music 11

CMT 11/12   

Bio 11

Eng 12/A

Music 12

CMT 12


C Block

Tuesday, January 30

Math 9



Math 11

English 11  


Math 12

HGS 12




January 31





Student Expectations During Examinations




Students are responsible for knowing when your examinations are being written. If you “sleep in” or “forget” when an examination is being written you will not be permitted to do a Make Up examination.


Start/End Times

Students are expected to be at the school by 9:00 am. Examinations are scheduled from

9:10 am -12:10 pm. The earliest dismissal time is 11:00 am; students leaving the gymnasium or examination room at the early dismissal need to vacate the gymnasium/ hallways immediately. Students leaving after their exam are required to sign out at the office.


Writing Areas

The location for your examination is often in the gymnasium or the classroom where you normally take that course. Saying this, you must verify this with your classroom teacher prior to the exam in case there is a change. The locations for each examination will be announced prior to the Review Day.



Examinations are a major percentage of your course evaluation. Anyone not taking the examination seriously, or causing any distraction in an examination room, will be removed from the writing area and be issued a zero for their final exam.


Course Materials/Personal Items

If you are enrolled in a semester course, you will be expected to return your borrowed materials before writing the examination, please deposit textbooks to the classroom where you attended class. Outdoor clothing cannot be worn or left on chairs during examinations; you are directed to use your lockers to store your materials.


Food and Drinks

You are permitted to bring ‘quiet’ snacks and drinks into the examination room. Please be respectful of students writing around you.


School Cancellations

In the event that school is cancelled during the examination schedule, the entire writing schedule will move ahead by one day. For example, if Thursday, January 25th is cancelled due to weather, those examinations will then be written on Friday, January 26th. The Friday examination will then be written on the following Monday; etc. Thursday, February 1st is an administration day, even if school was canceled no exams will be written on that day.


Additional Notes:

  • Any student who is unable to write their scheduled examination must contact the school prior to its start time and speak to Mrs Whalley.
  • Students not writing examinations are not permitted on school site.
  • The buses will run during the regular times; morning and afternoon. Students who stay at school for the afternoon will be assigned to a supervised Study Hall.
  • A Breakfast Program will be provided each morning during exams.
  •  Students are not permitted to have electronic devices with them while they write their examinations. Any electronic device brought to the gymnasium/classroom must be turned off and left on the table at the front of the gymnasium or the teacher’s desk.












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