Hall Passes, Honor Roll, How to Survive Major Exams


Students are not permitted in the halls during class periods unless they are accompanied by a teacher or have a hall pass signed by an authorized staff member. Students who are found in locations other than those stated on the pass will be subject to the truancy/unauthorized absence violation and its consequences.


All students are assigned to a homeroom. A homeroom period will be held each day before classes begin. This time will be used for attendance, registration activities, review of school procedures, and other school organizational matters. This time will also allow the homeroom teacher an opportunity to build rapport with your child, so that they can be an active advocate and/or support in the school environment with regards to student success.


Homework assignments are a very important part of the total school program. While homework assignments are the major responsibility of the student, it is very important for the parent to check to see that homework is done. Homework should supplement, complement, and reinforce classroom teaching and learning. Homework may be graded for accuracy and/or participation. Students should attempt all homework. 


Students who earn all “A’s,” or all “A’s and B’s” will be rewarded each nine weeks for their achievement. 


Where do you begin with so much to study and so little time to do it? The key is to develop a plan of attack that works for you. It is usually helpful to break the process down into manageable pieces. There are three phases:


Here are some tips on getting ready to study:


1. Find out what will be tested on the exam either by looking at the course outline or syllabus. You can also ask your teacher.

2. Find out what type of exam will be given. The teacher has several choices: objective (multiple choice, true/false), essay, or problem solving.

3. Find out where your study efforts should focus. The teacher may provide a study guide thatwill assist in focusing study time when study time is limited and there is so much material to cover.

4. Determine how the exam will affect your overall grade. Every final exam counts 20% of the grade. Discuss the possible outcomes with your teacher in a private setting if you are worried.

5. Keep a positive attitude while studying. A “can do” attitude and hard work result in success.


The key to effective studying is to figure out what is important to know and to develop adequate strategies to learn that material. Here are some tips

1. Begin the study process early.

2. Try to think like the teacher. Go back over the course outline or syllabus. Review previous tests / exams. Use the exam study guide, if given.

3. Set the right atmosphere for study. Study where there are no distractions. Sit in a well-lit room at a comfortable desk or table. Take study breaks as necessary. Do not fall into the trap that phone usage and loud stereos/televisions help you study. Scientific studies have shown that students who study in an environment similar to the environment in which they will take the test do far better than those who do not.

4. Develop a study schedule. Do not study all the material in one study session; rather study in small sessions with planned study breaks.

5. Develop learning aids. Organize your notes, develop outlines, or use flash cards to assist in study sessions.

6. Do not cram the night before the test. Material learned over a short period of time may not be retained long enough to use it on the exam.


Remain calm and in control on test day. In addition to studying and a positive mental attitude, the following tips will help:

1. Get a good night’s rest.

2. Eat a good breakfast and lunch.

3. Avoid conflict and confrontations.

4. Arrive on time to the correct room for your exam.

5. Bring the appropriate supplies to take the test such as a pencil or pen and paper.

6. Make sure your name is on the test.

7. Read the directions carefully and follow them exactly.

8. Write down formulas or facts that might be forgotten.

9. Write legibly.

10. Answer the easier questions first.

11. Answer each question.

12. Check your answers.

13. DO NOT CHEAT - Cheating may result in a “0” and be subject to further disciplinary action as prescribed in the Code of Conduct.

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