Bowness High School January Plan
- January 10 - 19: regular classes for all grades since diploma exams are cancelled. Typical school bell times, with all students expected to attend. Busses will run on a regular schedule. Food service will be limited. (No food on Jan. 10, regular service Jan. 11-17, no service after Jan. 17.)
- January 19: last day of regular classes, with the exception of PLP whose last day is January 28.
- January 20 - 24: these days are opportunities for students to re-learn/ re-write/re-assess and finalize work in their courses in addition to targeted credit recovery. While attendance is not mandatory, teachers may require students to attend to ensure they have the opportunity to complete their semester one courses successfully. Students who utilize these days should communicate with their teacher and be under the direct supervision of a staff member.
- January 25: All semester one marks and comments will be finalized. Students wishing to make course changes for second semester should have done so by this date by making an appointment with their guidance counsellor.
- January 26 to 28: optional boot camps will be available in ELA, Social Studies, Science and Math to prepare students for their semester two courses. This will be made available in the D2L shells of the second semester courses in which students are enrolled.
- January 31: Non-instructional Day
Busing During January:
- Jan. 10 to 19: Regular morning and afternoon bus schedules
- Jan. 20 to 28: No buses
- Jan. 31: Non-instructional day; no classes, no buses.
Student Accommodations: If you believe you should have extra time or any other accommodation for an exam, please connect with your teacher and/or the teachers in The Success Centre before the end of November, EVEN IF you have had accommodations in the past.
As per Alberta Education examination policy and Bowness High School Exam Policy:
Absences for exams: A student may only defer tests or examinations for reasons of illness or emergencies such as death in the family. During the school year if a student is repeatedly absent on test days, he or she may be required to provide a doctor's certificate. A doctor's certificate is required for any missed final examination. While parents can excuse students from attendance for illness, parents cannot excuse them for a student's commitment to completing the basic requirements of Alberta Education.
Vacations and other personal reasons are not legitimate excuses for missing exams. Students missing final exams for personal reasons, such as vacation, may forfeit the opportunity for a final assessment and receive a grade of zero.
More information for students and parents can be found at Alberta Education: About Grade 12 Diploma Exams.