It’s hard to believe that the school year is entering its final laps. All four grades have had the opportunity to travel the world, almost all of our seniors have decided on the college of their choice, and scholars have spent 31 weeks pushing themselves academically to end the year strong. Trimester 3 is worth 47% of your scholars’ grade. There is still time to make substantial growth for the remainder of this year.
Now, our biggest focus will be on preparing for the June Regents. Scholars at Democracy Prep have the unique opportunity to receive Regents preparation classes on Saturdays leading up to the tests. These are mandatory for all Regents scholars (all 9th, 10th, 11th, plus 12th graders in Korean & Physics or 12th graders making up for extensive absences throughout the year). Dates and times are below:
5/18: Regents Prep Saturday 1 9 am – 1 pm
6/02: Regents Prep Saturday 2 9 am – 1 pm
6/08: Regents Prep Saturday 3 9 am – 1 pm
6/15: Regents Prep Saturday 4 9 am – 1 pm
Scholars must be in their seats by 9:00 am. Scholars will be allowed to dress down on Saturday Regents Prep days. While this is exciting, it also places greater responsibility on scholars to meet expectations regarding dress down attire. Scholars are well aware of what dress down expectations are given they have been the same throughout the year. Please support your scholar in making responsible decisions in regards to outfit choices. Scholars must wear jeans/pants that are of appropriate fit and shirts/hoodies that fully cover the mid-drift, are not deep V-necks, and do not contain inappropriate text/graphics. Additionally, scholars must wear sneakers, flats, or shoes that have secure backs. Heels, slip-ons, and sandals are not appropriate due to building-wide safety concerns. Scholars who attend every Saturday, arrive on time, meet these expectations, and work hard during Saturday Regents Prep will earn opportunities for the end of the year.
Please prioritize making sure your scholar attends Saturday Regents Prep and studies for the upcoming exams. As always, please reach out to Leadership with any questions or concerns. Let’s end the year strong!
Mr. Rooney, Ms. Sanchez, and Mr. Adib