Musquodoboit Rural High

Storm Day Procedures for Exams - 2018/19


Please carefully review the following examination procedures:

Schools must follow the examination schedule set by the Halifax Regional Centre for Education and published in the 2018-2019 School Calendar.

HRCE high schools are instructed to handle school closures in the following manner:

If a high school is closed during a scheduled exam day, the exam schedule is adjusted by advancing it one day for each missed exam day.

  • Example: If there is a school cancellation on Monday, January 28
  • All Monday’s exams move to Tuesday, January 29
  • All Tuesday’s exams move to Wednesday, January 30
  • All Wednesday’s exams move to Thursday, January 31 and
  • All Thursday’s exams move to Friday, February 1


If there is a delayed opening, the morning exam will be re-scheduled (to a make-up block) and the afternoon exam will proceed as scheduled.

  • February 1 is currently a scheduled Assessment & Evaluation Day for high schools. If the exam schedule is advanced by one day, the Assessment & Evaluation Day would move to February 4. In addition, the start of Semester Two would move ahead one day to February 5.