A message from the high school principal on testing, Chromebook collection

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

Regents Information:

On Tuesday, June 4, and June 14 through June 25, we will be giving Regents exams and Final exams at LHS. There will be normal bus runs, which students can take for transportation into school for a morning and/or afternoon exam. There will be a 12-noon bus that will only take students home who have finished their morning exams. Students who finish their exams between bus runs will wait in our cafeteria for the next bus run or for a ride. Any student who needs to ride into school on the morning bus, and wait in the cafeteria for the afternoon test, may do so. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, but no food will be allowed in testing locations. Students must enter through the main entrance beginning at 7:50 a.m. each morning.

It’s important to note that students are not allowed to have any personal electronics in their possession during Regents exams or Final exams. The best solution is to leave them home, or in their vehicle. If students bring their electronic device(s) into school, they will be provided with an envelope to store them in, and they will be collected until their exam is submitted. If a student is found to have a personal electronic device in their possession, then we are required by the New York State Education Department to invalidate the exam and no score will be given. The excerpt below is the exact language that will be read to students prior to each exam:

You cannot have any communications device, including a cell phone, with you during this examination or during any breaks (such as a restroom visit). Such devices include, but are not limited to:

  • Cell phones
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • iPads, tablets, and other eReaders
  • Personal laptops, notebooks, or any other computing devices
  • Cameras or other photographic equipment
  • Wearable devices/smart wearables, including smartwatches and health wearables with a display
  • Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones such as earbuds, and
  • Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content

If you brought any of these items to the building today, and have not already stored it in your locker or turned it over to me, a test monitor, or school official, you must give it to me now. You may not keep your cell phone or any of these items with you, or near you, including in your pockets, backpack, desk, etc. If you keep a cell phone or any of these items with you, your examination will be invalidated and you will get no score.

Click here for the Regents and finals schedule. Any final exams not listed will be given in class. The last day of classes for the 2023-2024 school year is Thursday, June 13, 2024.

Chromebook Collection:

  • Students in grades 9-11 will return their Chromebook on the date of their last Regents exam or Final exam. Seniors can return their Chromebooks on the day of Senior walk, 6/13, the date of their last test, or any day leading to 6/26/24, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Students who have a circumstance that requires the Chromebook for a longer duration must request permission to return it at a later date.
  • The last Chromebook collection day is Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Please make sure your Chromebook is charged, and the charger block and cable are returned with it.
  • Please state anything needing repair at time of return (screen issues, mouse problems etc) so tech staff can square it away over the summer for you.
  • Fees for items not returned will be:
    • Non-returned Chromebook – $350
    • Non-returned Chromebook charger/cable – $50
    • Cost of intentional repairs and damage beyond normal wear and tear (smashed screen, keys broken off, etc).

Summer School Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must have a 60 end of year average in order to attend summer school.
  • Students with an end of year average lower than 60 are eligible to attend with teacher recommendation and a parent meeting with administration.
  • Summer school is offered through a partnership with Sullivan County BOCES.
  • Three (3) absences require automatic withdrawal from summer school.
  • Counselors will reach out to the parents/guardians of qualified students June 24 through June 27.

All the Best,

Derek Adams, Principal

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