Dear CHS Families:
The New York State Department of Education announced the cancellation of the January 2022 administration of the Regents Examinations due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the cancellation of the exams, high school students will participate in their regular class schedule during the week of January 24-28, 2022. It is important that students remain engaged, stay committed to their coursework and communicate with their teachers frequently. Should a student not pass the course, the Regents Examination exemption will not be granted. A Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Cancellation of the January 2022 New York State (NYS) High School Regents Examinations can be found by clicking the link.
NYSED has not made a decision about the June 2022 and August 2022 Regents examinations.
According to the New York State Department of Education, students will receive an exemption from the requirement of passing the Regents Examination if they meet one of the following:
1. The student is currently enrolled in a class that would culminate in a Regents Exam in January 2022 and they earn credit for the course by the end of the first semester.
2. The student successfully completed a credit recovery course between September 1, 2021 and the end of the first semester for the purpose of earning course credit.
3. The student is preparing to take a required Regents Examination in order to graduate at the end of the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year.
4. Student transcripts should list the name of the canceled exam and a score of “E” for exempt, according to a memo sent to superintendents. State education officials are developing additional guidance to be issued early January 2022 to address topics such as safety net options, mastery, honors and technical endorsements.