main content starts hereImportant end-of-year information from MHS Principal Chandler

| April 29, 2021

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe we are in the final stretch of the school year. There are numerous important informational items here, so please read through carefully and let me know if you have any questions. It is more important now than ever that our students fully engage in learning and make the most of what opportunities remain for passing their current classes. Students who are successful will earn an exemption from typically required exams, while students who are not will need to attend a summer credit recovery program and/or repeat classes next school year.

End of Year Activities:

We have a host of COVID-safe activities in the works, particularly for our seniors, to send them off in true Mohonasen style. A rundown of those activities is below, and more details will be shared as we get closer to those events. This is not an exhaustive list; there are many more activities (concerts, athletics, award recognitions, etc.) being planned as well.

5/1 Senior Spotlights begin to be released on the website and social media
5/24 Senior lawn signs (available for purchase) begin to be delivered
5/28 Senior Day, including the Senior Parade
6/4 Senior Red Carpet Event
6/5 Senior celebration
6/7 Small group graduations begin
6/24 Graduation celebration at Jericho Drive-In

Seniors who are not on track to graduate may be ineligible to participate in some or all of these events!

Regents Exams:

In a typical school year, Regents exams are a requirement to graduate from high school in New York State. This year there are only four exams being offered:

English Language Arts (11th Grade) June 17, 8 a.m.
Living Environment June 22, 8 a.m.
Algebra June 23, 8 a.m.
Earth Science June 24, 8 a.m.

Students enrolled in courses that lead to one of these exams, and who are successful in those courses, will be exempt from this requirement this year. However, students may still choose to take the exam. This is a “low stakes” opportunity to experience a Regents Exam as well as a chance to get a true sense of a student’s aptitude within those content areas. Ultimately, the exam score will only be included on a student’s transcript if the student and parent choose to include it. By default, students who are successful in the course will get an “EX” for exempt on the transcript. The exam also doesn’t count in evaluative metrics for the school this year. If your child WILL take one of these Regents exams, please register using this form. Registrations are due by June 1. This will help us to effectively plan for those days.

Academic Plans:

As we enter the final stretch of the year, here are some dates to keep in mind. Please mark your calendars.

5/26 Fourth quarter interim reports available
5/28 Shortened day of in-person instruction FOR SENIORS ONLY
Shortened day of asynchronous instruction for grades 9-11
6/11 Last day of in-person classes for most students, remote learning continues
6/23 Last day of classes for all students
6/28 Final report cards available

From the Health Office:

Please remember to pick up any and all medications before the end of the school year.

Again, as we close out this very challenging school year it is incredibly important that students finish strong and earn credit, as well as exam exemptions for those courses to which they apply. I wish them all the best and look forward to ending the school year with many exciting and fun celebrations.