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Final Exam Exemption Letter


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Parental Approval for High School Exam Exemptions

 

November 18, 2021

 

Dear Parents and/or Guardians:

 

RCPS High School students have the opportunity to earn the ability to exempt a semester exam in one or more of their classes. Please review the important information below with your student ahead of First Semester final exams scheduled for December 15th, 16th, and 17th. Eligible students will need to complete and return this completed form to the front office at Rockdale County High School by Monday, December 13th.

 

Students may not exempt End of Course Test (EOC) under any circumstances. However, Rockdale County Public Schools does allow students to exempt non-EOC exams only if all the conditions listed below have been met for an individual course:

  • Student must be in grades 9-12
  • Student must have an 85 or above semester course grade in Infinite Campus by Friday, December 10th. (Note that the last day late work forms can be submitted will be Friday, December 3rd.)
  • Student may exempt non-EOC exams in courses that do not have an EOC for both the first and second semester
  • Student may exempt a first semester non-EOC exam in a course that only has a second semester EOC 

In addition to the criteria above, students may have no more than:

  • Five or fewer unexcused tardies per course per semester
  • Three unexcused absences 
  • Three or fewer major referrals as defined by SWIS per semester for all classes combined

Please note that exam exemption is a privilege and not a right. Rockdale County Public Schools and its individual schools and teachers, at their sole discretion, reserve the right not to allow exam exemptions. A student must work to earn eligibility to exempt each individual exam. Therefore, it is possible that a student may have to take some exams even if he/she is exempt from others.

 

PARENT SECTION:

I understand that my student must use the official check-in and check-out process when arriving or leaving campus. I understand that RCPS permits students to not be on campus during an exam they exempt with written parent permission, however absences due to exemptions will be unexcused per State Code JB 160-5-1-10. RCPS will not count absences due to exam exemptions against a student earning perfect attendance recognition within the district.

I authorize my child to be off campus during the exam periods marked in the exam exemption table and I give my child permission to complete the official checkout process and check-in process, if necessary.  When my child is off campus, I acknowledge and agree that the school is not responsible for supervising my child during the time he/she is off campus.  I also agree to indemnify the Rockdale County Board of Education (“Board”), Rockdale County Public Schools (“District”), and its board members, employees, and agents from third-party suits originating from my child being authorized to be off campus during the above listed exam period(s). I further agree to hold the Board and District harmless if my child suffers an injury or loss during the time my child is authorized to be off campus. I acknowledge that I am responsible for providing transportation if my child intends to leave campus during the exam exemption period.

Exam Schedule Details

Student Section to complete

Parent/Guardian Section to initial

Class period

Exam Day & Date

Exam Time

Course Name

 

Teacher Name

Eligible to exempt?

(Circle 1)

Initial next to your choice of option for each exam

A2

Wednesday, December 15th

8:05 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

A3

Wednesday, December 15th

10:05 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

A4

Wednesday, December 15th

12:05 PM – 3:05 PM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

B2

Thursday, December 16th

8:05 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

B3

Thursday, December 16th

10:05 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

B4

Thursday, December 16th

12:05 PM – 3:05 PM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

A1

Friday, December 17th

8:05 AM – 10:00 AM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

B1

Friday, December 17th

10:05 AM – 12:30 PM

 

 

 

Yes / No

___ Exempt & off campus

___ Exempt & stay on campus

___ Take Exam

 

STUDENT SECTION: 

I acknowledge that I am able to exempt the exams noted in the exam exemption table above. If I am on campus, I will use the official check-in and check-out process in the Front Office when arriving or leaving campus. I acknowledge that I will only return to campus if the school authorizes me to return to campus.  If I return to campus without prior approval, then I acknowledge that I will be trespassing and will be subject to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. I acknowledge that I am responsible for securing my own transportation if needed due to exempting an exam. RCPS permits students who follow the process outlined here to not be on campus and/or not log in during an exam they exempt, however absences due to exemptions will be unexcused per State Code JB 160-5-1-10. RCPS will not count absences due to exam exemptions against a student earning perfect attendance recognition within the district.