EHS: June 2021 Regents

Ellenville High School: Letter to parents and guardians regarding the June 2021 Regents
Posted on 05/11/2021
June Regents letter to parents and guardians

[originally published April 8, 2021]

   Read the full letter regarding June 2021 Regents (PDF)

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As you may have heard, the United States Department of Education (USDE) declined the petition to grant a blanket waiver for state assessments and NYS is now awaiting the two waiver requests related to state assessment and accountability requirements anticipated from the the USDE in April. As a result, the New York State Board of Regents acted on a series of emergency regulations to allow for exemptions to diploma requirements associated with the June 2021 and August 2021 Regents Examination administrations. The NYS Board of Regents voted to cancel all but four of the Regents Examinations scheduled to be administered in June 2021 and all of the Regents Examinations scheduled to be administered in August 2021. These examinations shall be administered only in instances where schools and districts can ensure the health and safety of students and teachers. We have also determined that students receiving remote instruction should not be made to come to school for the sole purpose of taking a Regents Examination. For more guidance regarding NYS Diploma Requirements and NYS Regents exams please refer to the website.

Below are frequently asked questions that required further clarification.

A: English Language Arts, Living Environment, Algebra I, and Earth Science (written test only).
A: Yes
A: Yes, students can use the exemption.
A: Yes, as long as they pass the required course associated with the exam.
A: No, the guidance does not require a student to take the Regents in order to be eligible for the exemption.
A: Yes. They do not have to include their score on the transcript.


June 17
English Language Arts (8:15am)
June 22
Living Environment (8:15am)
June 23
Algebra I (8:15am)
June 24
Physical Setting/Earth Science (8:15am)


Carl Pabón & Frank Mulhern
Carl Pabón & Frank Mulhern
EHS Administration