- Westfield High School
Finals Information - 3rd Trimester
We will operate under the same structure for our third trimester finals as we did with our first and second trimesters. Students will have one final on Wednesday, May 22 and then have two exams on Thursday, May 23 and two on Friday, May 24. See the schedule included below for clarification.
With our final exam schedule, students may leave campus after morning finals are complete. To do this, they will need to find their own transportation. Parent pick-up will take place beginning at 11:45 on Thursday and Friday at both Door 6 and Door 13 as needed. We are encouraging parents to be in communication at this time with their students via text to let them know where their car is located in the pickup lines.
If you would prefer to have your student stay the full day to prepare for exams at school, you will need to fill out the Google Form to let us know they will be staying for lunch and will be in attendance for the supervised study sessions. Buses are leaving school at their normal afternoon times on these exam days. Please talk over the options with your son or daughter and make plans accordingly. We will not be having office hours with teachers on Friday, as it is the end of school. Those will be available on Thursday. Students who stay for the whole day on Friday will need to come with a book or quiet activity to do that afternoon if they are waiting on the bus. The Testing Center WILL BE OPEN for those students making up finals on Thursday AND Friday until 2:49pm.
WHS 2018-2019 Exam Schedule
Wednesday, May 22 (Late Start-Full School Day for all students)
Period 1 8:28-9:18
Period 2 9:24-10:14
Period 4 Fourth period EXAM 10:20-12:10 (30 Review + 5 Break + 70 Exam + 5 Collect materials)
Period 3 12:16-1:53
A Lunch 12:10-12:35
B Lunch 12:36-1:01
C Lunch 1:02-1:27
D Lunch 1:28-1:53
Period 5 1:59-2:49
No Rocks Connection
No Shuttle Bus available
Thursday, May 23
7:58-9:48 First period Exam (30 Review + 5 Break + 70 Exam + 5 Collect materials)
9:54-11:44 Fifth period Exam (30 Review + 5 Break + 70 Exam + 5 Collect materials)
12:19-2:49 Office Hours/Testing Center
No Plus time
No Shuttle Bus available
Friday, May 24
7:58-9:48 Second period Exam (30 Review + 5 Break + 70 Exam + 5 Collect materials)
9:54-11:44 Third period Exam (30 Review + 5 Break + 70 Exam + 5 Collect materials)
12:19-2:49 Testing Center
Final Exam Week Information and FAQ:
All students are expected to be in attendance for the full day on Wednesday, May 22.
If students plan to stay for the full day on Thursday and/or Friday, parents should complete this form. Please note that by signing your student up using this document, you understand that your student must be in attendance for the entire school day. Please complete this form by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20 so we can prepare the correct number of lunches and provide adequate supervision.
Buses will provide transportation to and from school on the normal schedule. Students who are leaving campus at the end of the exams will need to have their own transportation. Students may NOT leave and then return.
Students who wish to prepare for finals off campus will be responsible for their own lunch and transportation home from school.
To protect the testing environment, please avoid calling students out during scheduled exam times.
Teachers will be available to students via Canvas, email, and in person to answer questions during office hours.
What will students do during study/office sessions?
Students must use the study session to prepare for their upcoming final exams. No games (card, board, or video) will be allowed. Students will work quietly in assigned seating. Students are allowed to use headphones for listening to music.
Can any student eat lunch at school?
Yes, any student may stay and eat lunch at school. However, to be able to provide appropriately for food and for supervision, parents must OPT-IN for this option by filling out this form. Parents must fill out a form for each one of their students.
What if a student doesn’t have a final for one of the exam periods? (i.e. Senior Seminar, Peer Mentoring, Co-op, etc.)
If a student does not have an exam in one of their classes, then they do NOT need to attend during that final exam period. Parents do not need to call into the attendance line. Students do not need to sign out.
Can students leave the final exam period once they have completed their test?
No. Students will not be allowed to leave school during a final exam period unless it is an emergency and permission has been given by the administration.
Can a student take final exams early due to necessary family travel or an appointment?
No. Any student who has a family or medically related conflict during final exams will make-up their finals once they return from the travel or appointment. No final exams are given early. They should plan on taking it from in the testing center on Tuesday, May 28 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or schedule an appointment to come in later that week and take exams with the assistant principals.
What if my student is sick during final exams?
In order for a student to be excused from their final exam due to illness, they must provide medical documentation to the Attendance Office. If the student doesn’t have a doctor’s note excusing them from school, they are expected to come in to be seen by the school nurse. If the school nurse finds the student to be too ill to attend, the absence will be considered medically excused. If the school nurse finds the student well enough to attend, the student will be expected to stay and take the final. If the medical documentation is provided and the student is feeling better before the end of the week, they are allowed to make-up their exam/s in the Testing Center. If unable to test during the week of finals, the student will take the exam/s when they are well enough to return. This may require entering a zero for the student’s final exam until it is complete. Students who are not medically excused and/or have not been approved through administration to take finals at a later date will receive a zero for their final exam.