Regents Information for January 23 - 26

Dear UA Maker Community, 

This letter is to inform you of the schedule for the upcoming January 2024 administration of the New York State Regents Examinations and to enlist your support in ensuring that your child understands the importance of being prompt and present for each exam they need to take.  


Please click here or see below to view the January 2024 Regents Examination Memo. We will also be administering a mock Algebra 1 Regents for 9th grade students in Algebra 1. 

From January 23- 26, UA Maker will administer the following New York State Regents Examinations:

Tuesday, Jan 23

Wednesday, Jan 24

Thursday, Jan 25

Friday, Jan 26 

9:15 am

9:15 am

9:15 am

9:15 am

English Language Arts 

US History 

Global History 

Earth Science 

1:15 pm 

1:15 pm 

1:15 pm 


Living Environment 

Algebra 1 (for students in Algebra 2) 

Algebra 1 

(for 9th graders) 

Please note Monday, January 22, 2024 will be a regular day of instruction for all students. As such, all students are expected to be present.


All morning Regents exams begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. Students should report to their assigned room no later than 9:00 a.m. All afternoon Regents exams begin promptly at 1:15 p.m. and students should report to their assigned classrooms no later than 1:00 p.m. Regents exams are three hours long ending at 12:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. respectively. Testing accommodations will be provided as outlined on mandated students’ Individual Education Plan (IEP).


Please be advised that regular classes will NOT be in session due to testing. Students will only attend school when they have a scheduled Regents Examination. Regents exams are 3 hours and students are required to stay for a minimum of 2 hours.  


A few notes about Regents examination week:

  • There will be breakfast and lunch served each day provided by the school cafeteria
  • Students will receive their room assignments when they arrive to the school building
  • Students should not come to school unless they have been scheduled for an exam.  
  • Students may not have cell phones or other smart devices on their person during any exam. 
  • Upon arrival at the main entrance, those electronic devices will be stored and put away and they pick it up at a designated location after they are done with the exam. 



Universal Admissions and Dismissal Times for Regents Examinations


Morning Regents Exams: Start time for AM Regents Exams is 9 a.m. As per the state Universal Admissions Deadline, students cannot be admitted after 10 a.m. A student cannot be dismissed from a regents Exam prior to 10 a.m. Exam end time is 12:15 p.m. Students with extended time mandated by their IEP will have until 1:45 p.m.


Afternoon Regents Exams: Start time for PM Regents Exams is 1:15 p.m. As per the state Universal Admissions Deadline, students cannot be admitted after 2 p.m.  A student cannot be dismissed from a Regents Exam prior to 2 p.m. Exam end time is 4:15 p.m. Students with extended time mandated by their IEP will have until 5:45 p.m.


Student Use of Communications Devices


All students are prohibited from bringing cell phones and other electronic devices, as defined in the script below, into a classroom or other location where a State examination is being administered. 


Test proctors, test monitors, and school officials shall retain the right to collect and hold any prohibited electronic devices prior to the start of the test administration. Admission to the test shall be denied to any student who is in possession of a cell phone or other prohibited electronic device and refuses to relinquish it. Possession of such a device will cause the student’s examination to be invalidated.


At the beginning of each test administration, proctors must read the following statement to all students taking Regents Examinations:


Students cannot have any communications device, including a cell phone, with you during this examination or during any breaks (such as a restroom visit). Such devices include:

  • Cell phones;
  • iPods or other MP3 players;
  • iPads, tablets, and other eReaders;
  • Personal laptops, notebooks, or any other computing devices;
  • Cameras, other photographic equipment, and scanning devices;
  • Wearable devices/smart wearables, including smartwatches and health wearables with a display;
  • Headphones, headsets, or in-ear headphones such as earbuds, and
  • Any other device capable of recording audio, photographic, or video content, or capable of viewing or playing back such content, or sending/receiving text, audio, or video messages.

Other unauthorized/prohibited materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Backpacks, shoe bags, handbags, purses;
  • Food and beverages (clear water bottles are allowed);
  • Notes, paper or books, and
  • Other printed material that would give the student an unfair advantage