January 2017 Benchmark Testing Information

Students will be taking benchmark exams in each of their core courses Wednesday through Friday, January 18th, 19th, and 20th, and there will be no school for students on the following Monday and Tuesday, January 23rd and 24th. 

Dismissal: Dismissal times will vary, and students will receive personalized schedules the week before benchmark exams begin. Please encourage your student to share his/her schedule with you and have a conversation with him/her about how they plan to prepare for these important tests.

Bus Service: Due to the atypical dismissal times, bus service will not run on the Wednesday (1/18) of benchmark exams. There will be bus service at 11:30am on Thursday (1/19), and Friday (1/20). 

After School Programming: After school learning centers will not be held on benchmark exam days, but Behavior Reflection will be held on all three benchmark exam days for one hour. 

Lunch: Lunch will be held on Wednesday and Thursday of Benchmarks (1/18 ,1/19) but will not be provided to students on Friday (1/20).

Preparing for Benchmarks: Please make sure that your child gets good rest before his/her benchmark exams, and that he/she eats breakfast in the morning before each test.