520 West Main Street Rockaway, NJ 07866-3799 Todd M. Toriello ● Principal ● 973-664-2301 February 2015 Dear Parents and Guardians of Morris Hills High School, The New Jersey Department of Education has replaced the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) with the PARCC Assessment. The PARCC Assessment will be administered to all students in grades 9, 10, and 11 and will eventually become a state graduation requirement. The PARCC Assessment is based on the Common Core Standards in Mathematics and English, which the Morris Hills Regional District has been teaching since 2011. The PARCC Assessment will be administered on the computer. Due to the length of the PARCC Assessment and the requirement to administer the assessment on the computer, Morris Hills High School will be implementing a modified schedule on March 2, 3, and 4, 2015 and on May 18, 19, and 20, 2015. During the PARCC Assessment Testing Program (see below a detailed schedule), the Morris Hills Regional District Transportation Department will be running two bus schedules on March 2, 3, and 4, 2015 and on May 18, 19, and 20, 2015. Students taking the PARCC Assessment will board their buses at their regular time on March 2, 3, and 4, 2015 and on May 18, 19, and 20, 2015. Students should arrive to their testing location by 8:05AM. Those students not participating in the PARCC Assessment on March 2, 3, and 4, 2015 and May 18, 19, and 20, 2015, will board their buses three hours later than their regular pick-up time. Those students should report to the cafeteria upon their arrival to school. Students who report to the cafeteria will be dismissed to Block 1/5 at the completion of the testing program. On March 2, 3, and 4, 2015 and May 18, 19, and 20, 2015, the regular school day schedule will begin at 11:30AM at the completion of the PARCC Assessment Testing Program. All students will go home on their normal buses at the end of the school day – 3:02PM. There will be no modification to the school day from March 5th to 27th. Additionally, there will be no modification to the school day from April 27th to May 15th. Students will take their PARCC Assessment in their regularly scheduled English class and Mathematics class in a testing lab. Students who require extended time will be pulled to a separate location earlier in the day to ensure they receive their full extended time. The school day will begin at 8:05AM for all students. On behalf of the Morris Hills High School faculty, I thank you for your continued support. In the Spirit of Partnership, Todd M. Toriello Principal PARCC Schedule for Grades 9 and 10 March –PARCC Performance Based Assessment Day/Time Monday, March 2nd (morning; 165 minutes) All 9th graders Test Language Arts Literacy Units 1 and 2 This is a modified day: testing for the specified group will occur in the AM; shortened classes will occur in the afternoon for all grades. Students who are not testing will arrive at school on a 3 hour delay schedule. (Busing provided) OR Tuesday, March 3rd (morning; 165 minutes) All 10th graders Thursday, March 5th OR Friday, March 6th (60 minutes during English class on one of these days, depending on when the student has English) Two class periods between March 11th and March 20th, depending on the student’s math class* Language Arts Literacy Unit 3 This test will occur during English class; all other classes will occur as usual. Mathematics Units 1 & 2 (165 minutes total) These will occur over 2 class periods during math class; all other classes will occur as usual. Students who are absent on these days will make up the PARCC sometime between March 23rd and 27th. April/May – PARCC End-of-Year Assessment Day/Time April 27th and May 1st OR April 28th and May 12th , depending on the student’s English class Test Language Arts Literacy Units 1 and 2 (60 minutes each); These tests will occur during English class; all other classes will occur as usual. May 18th AM- Algebra I students only May 19th AM- Geometry students only May 20th AM- Algebra II students only Math Units 1 and 2 (120 minutes total) This is a modified day: testing for the specified group will occur in the AM; shortened classes will occur in the afternoon for all grades. Students who are not testing will arrive at school on a 3 hour delay schedule. (Busing provided) Students who are absent on these days will make up the PARCC on May 21st or 22nd * Only students in Algebra I Part II, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II must take a math PARCC. Students enrolled in Algebra I Part I do not have to take PARCC. Students who are enrolled in both Geometry and Algebra II will take only the Algebra II PARCC. Students who receive extended time on standardized tests will get a modified testing schedule from their counselor. PARCC Schedule for Grade 11 March –PARCC Performance Based Assessment Day/Time Wednesday, March 4th (morning; 165 minutes) All 11th graders Monday, March 9th OR Tuesday, March 10th (60 minutes during English class on one of these days, depending on when the student has English) Two class periods between March 11th and March 20th, depending on the student’s math class* Test Language Arts Literacy Units 1 and 2 This is a modified day: testing for the specified group will occur in the AM; shortened classes will occur in the afternoon for all grades. Students who are not testing will arrive at school on a 3 hour delay schedule. (Busing provided) Language Arts Literacy Unit 3 This test will occur during English class; all other classes will occur as usual. Mathematics Units 1 & 2 (165 minutes total) These will occur over 2 class periods during math class; all other classes will occur as usual. Students who are absent on these days will make up the PARCC between March 23-27. April/May – PARCC End-of-Year Assessment Day/Time April 29th and May 15th OR April 30th and May 14th Test Language Arts Literacy Units 1 and 2 (60 minutes each); These tests will occur during English class; all other classes will occur as usual. English 11 CPB, CPA, or Honors only May 18th AM- Algebra I students or AP English students only May 19th AM- Geometry students or IB English students only May 20th AM- Algebra II students only Math Units 1 and 2 or Language Arts Literacy Units 1 and 2 (AP/IB English students only) This is a modified day- testing for the specified group will occur in the AM; shortened classes will occur in the afternoon for all grades. Students who are not testing will arrive at school on a 3 hour delay schedule. (Busing 120 minutes total provided) Students who are absent on these days will make up the PARCC on May 21st or 22nd * Only students in Algebra I Part II, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II must take a math PARCC. Students enrolled in Algebra I Part I do not have to take PARCC. Students who are enrolled in both Geometry and Algebra II will take only the Algebra II PARCC. Students who receive extended time on standardized tests will get a modified testing schedule from their counselor. The New Jersey Department of Education directive prohibits backpacks, handbags, cell phones/any electronic devices, food, and water bottles in the testing room. Please be advised that if a student is found to be in possession of a cell phone or any other electronic device, he or she will have his or her test voided.

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