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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Shutdown Information
Please visit this page to access updates about the school closure, including how we are responding to prevent the spread of infectious disease, keep students and staff safe and healthy, and minimize the impact on student learning.
IB and AP Tests Update
Dear Parents and Students,
We know there has been a lot of uncertainty in terms of International Baccalaureate Exams and AP Exams as school has been closed due to COVID-19. Here are the most current details we can provide on the upcoming IB and AP exam session.
The May 2020 examinations scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for full IB Diploma students as well as for students taking one or more IB exams for college credit have been canceled.
As an alternative, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate that reflects their standard of work. This is based on a student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the program.
IB has promised to provide us with more details on the exact process for teachers and students by Friday, March 27.
Additional information can be found here: https://www.ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/may-2020-examinations-will-no-longer-be-held/
At this link you can also read a letter from Siva Kumari, Director General of IB.
Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students may take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. These exams are currently being developed.
AP has given any student already registered for an exam the option to cancel at no charge.
For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. One date will be earlier and one later. You will have the option of taking the exam sooner while the content is still fresh, or you can wait until a later date to give yourself more time to prepare.
AP will continue to support students with free resources through exam day.
AP has promised to provide us more details by Friday, April 3.
Additional and information can be found here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
We know this has been a difficult time for everyone. As we learn more in the weeks ahead we will keep you in the loop every step of the way. And as always, if you have thoughts or questions, let us know anytime.
Eric Lancaster Rick Searing
IB Coordinator for PCHSIB Coordinator for PNHS
Buy a brick for McCamley Field, Mustang Field, or the new pool!
Back by popular demand…
So many families and community members purchased bricks at the new McCamley Field and tiles at the new pool — to leave their mark in these spaces where so many great kids celebrated and where so many more will celebrate decades into the future.
But if you missed your chance last year, you have another chance now! Plus, we have a new space to commemorate your family, friends, and experiences. Mustang Field hosted its first soccer games this fall, and we are so grateful for what our community has built.
This sale continues until Graduation Day this spring. So if you are considering a brick at the new McCamley or Mustang Field, click here.
If you would like a tile at the new pool, click here.
Thank you — again and again — for all that you have done!
The 2019-2020 Senior Guide is now available
So much is going on during the senior year, from college applications to Grad Bash, from yearbook information to where you pick up your diploma after graduation. All seniors received a copy at our class meeting, and you can also download an electronic copy here so you can make sure you are up to date with the responsibilities and rewards of being a Mustang senior!
Annual Education Reports
2019-20 School and District Annual Education Reports and Cover Letters
Attendance Office Direct Line 323-5259
If your son or daughter is going to be away from school just a few minutes or all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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