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					                               BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
                                            6380 Mill Road, Broadview Hts., OH 44147, 440.740.4700

February 27, 2010
                                                                                     NOTICE OF DELAYED START
Dear High School Parent/Guardian and Student:

As you probably know, all Ohio public school students are required to pass the Ohio Graduation Tests to receive a high
school diploma—these five sections of the Ohio Graduation Test will be administered to all 10 th grade students; and a
practice test will be given to all 9th grade students during the week of March 15 - 19, 2010. (The practice tests help
target intervention for next year.)

Approximately 410 tenth-grade students at the high school will be taking the OGT and 415+ ninth-grade students will
be taking an OGT practice test. In order to provide the required number of test sites, proctors, and the best
possible atmosphere for serious test taking, we will delay the start of school for juniors and seniors who are not
required to complete any of these tests. Those upperclassmen should not arrive before 9:15 am. The following
schedule will be followed during OGT week: (if we have a snow day, we will simply postpone the schedule by one day)
  MON, MARCH 15th               TUE, MARCH 16th            WED, MARCH 17th             THU, MARCH 18th             FRI, MARCH 19th

 Reading: 7:30 – 9:30            Math: 7:30 – 9:30        Writing: 7:30 – 9:30        Science: 7:30 – 9:30     Social Studies: 7:30 – 9:30
   st                           nd                        rd                           st
 1 Period: 9:30-9:56          2 Period: 9:30-9:56         3 Period: 9:30-9:56         1 Period: 9:30-9:56        2nd Period: 9:30-9:56
2nd Period:10:01-10:27       3rd Period:10:01-10:27      1st Period:10:01-10:27      2nd Period:10:01-10:27     3rd Period:10:01-10:27
3rd Period: 10:32-10:58      1st Period: 10:32-10:58     2nd Period: 10:32-10:58     3rd Period: 10:32-10:58    1st Period: 10:32-10:58
4th Period: 11:03-11:33      4th Period: 11:03-11:33     4th Period: 11:03-11:33     4th Period: 11:03-11:33    4th Period: 11:03-11:33
5th Period: 11:38-12:08      5th Period: 11:38-12:08     5th Period: 11:38-12:08     5th Period: 11:38-12:08    5th Period: 11:38-12:08
6th Period: 12:13-12:43      6th Period: 12:13-12:43     6th Period: 12:13-12:43     6th Period: 12:13-12:43    6th Period: 12:13-12:43
 7th Period: 12:48-1:18       7th Period: 12:48-1:18       7th Period:12:48-1:18      7th Period: 12:48-1:18     7th Period: 12:48-1:18
 8th Period: 1:23-1:49        8th Period: 1:23-1:49        8th Period: 1:23-1:49      8th Period: 1:23-1:49      8th Period: 1:23-1:49
 9th Period: 1:54-2:20        9th Period: 1:54-2:20        9th Period:1:54-2:20       9th Period: 1:54-2:20      9th Period: 1:54-2:20
You’ll notice periods 1 – 3 are rotated throughout the week—so that students taking their time on the test(s) don’t
miss the same class each day. All 9th and 10th grade students should arrive to school by 7:25 a.m. to take a portion of
the OGT test for that day. We’ll have a light breakfast available free of charge limited to our 10th-grade test-
takers each morning; in addition, our regular breakfast offerings will be available for sale each morning.

We have designed a special incentive for tenth grade students to do well on each of the Ohio Graduation Tests.
Students may opt to waive any final exam in the related content area at the end of the school year in each area
passed (using our BBHHS passing rate of 73%--“C” equivalent). For example, if a student passes the Math OGT with
a raw score of 73% or higher, he/she may opt to waive the final Math exam in during exam week in June. The fourth
quarter grade will be used as the exam grade if the exam is waived—so students should work especially hard in the 4th
quarter! (However, any student may opt to take the final exam to better their grade.) For our 9th-graders taking the practice
test, teachers will offer an incentive and/or bonus points for the 4th quarter for high quality work.

Transportation for high school students WILL NOT change during OGT testing. If your son/daughter rides the
bus, the bus will continue to pick up him/her up at the regularly scheduled time each morning. If your son/daughter
does not need to take the OGT, but chooses to arrive to school via the normally scheduled school transportation,
he/she will report to the cafeteria for a quiet study hall. Please contact Mrs. Sue King for OGT help 440.740.4726,
Dr. Susan Kozimor for 9th-grade help 440.740.4725, or the main office at 440.740.4700.

Last, but not least, please help us emphasize the need for a good night’s sleep during OGT week—we want our
test-takers to be well-rested so they score high on these state required tests! Our school has a great tradition
of demonstrating high achievement on these high-stakes achievement tests, evidenced by our high school receiving a
NCLB National Blue Ribbon award last fall! We anticipate high scores again this spring!

                                                       Sincerely,



                                                       Randy Gates, Principal

				
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