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Mr. Avery's Connect Ed Message 12-13-2020

Good evening Panther Families. This is Tol Avery,  Principal at NJHS

We would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.

 As we enter the first semester exam week, only students taking State exams should be on campus. Please refer to the exam schedule posted on our school website. Students taking exams that have a school issued device (chromebook), should bring the fully charged device with them on exam days to take State Exams.

We encourage our students to do their very best on their final exams.  As a reminder, please refer to our website for a complete listing of the exam schedule, which includes all state-mandated exams as well as teacher-made exams.  State-mandated exams will be administered on campus while teacher-made exams will be administered virtually.  

While we would strongly encourage students to take the assessment upon immediate completion of the course to enable students to better demonstrate content knowledge, we do recognize there are concerns due to Covid.  Therefore, the following alternate testing time frames will be available if your student cannot test during the scheduled exam window of December 14 - 18.

Our school will have the following make-up windows: January 4 thru February 12 and May 24 thru May 28

It is important to note that students who do not complete their exam by Jan. 5th will receive an “incomplete” for the course.  This could impact driver’s license and athletic eligibility.  

Please note that we realize these are challenging and difficult times for our school families.  Therefore, the State Board of Education has allowed districts flexibility in the scoring of state assessments.  The exam scoring process will minimize the impact of low assessment scores on the student’s final average, ensuring that the state assessment is not the sole reason for a student failing a course.  Again, we encourage all students to do their very best on their exams, demonstrating what they have learned this semester.


We will have an Early release of buses at 12 noon on Thursday, Dec.17 and Friday, Dec.18.

As always, thank you for your continued support.


Have a good evening.