Important ACT and School Day Info for 10/6/20

Important ACT and School Day Info for 10/6/20
Posted on 10/05/2020
Important ACT and School Day Info for 10/6/20

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6th, both Ramapo and Indian Hills High Schools will be administering the ACT test.  Only students taking the ACT should arrive at the school building.  Transportation to and from testing is the responsibility of the parent / guardian.  All test takers need to arrive at school with a signed paper copy of the ACT COVID-19 Student Screening Form, dated October 6, 2020, and report to their testing room no later than 7:35 AM.   

All other students will participate in the asynchronous virtual learning day from home.  All students are required to sign into their classes via Schoology or Google Classroom and complete / submit assignments assigned by their teachers for the day.  Teachers will post a Zoom link for an “office hour” in the afternoon for students to ask questions and receive extra help.  Students who are testing in the morning will complete the remainder of their asynchronous virtual learning day at home after testing, and are expected to make-up any missed work in a timely manner.  

For all students registered to take the school day ACT tomorrow, it is IMPORTANT that you review the information below prior to testing:    

  • Students must be in their testing room no later than 7:35am.  Late students may forfeit their ability to test.
  • Student room assignments will be posted to Schoology prior to testing.
  • Students MUST bring a photo ID with them to testing 
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own pencils and a working calculator.  These materials can not be provided to or shared between students.
  • Students MUST print and complete the attached ACT COVID-19 Student Screening Form for entrance into the building.  If a student does not have their screening form, they will not be permitted to enter the high school.  
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students cannot bring food or water to testing.  
  • Students should ensure they are well rested before testing, make time to eat breakfast the morning of the test, and arrive at school on time and dressed comfortably. 
  • Students will be dismissed at the conclusion of the Writing Section and will be required to exit the school building immediately.  

Estimated timing of the ACT Plus Writing Test is listed below: 

Complete Identifying Information on Answer Sheet 15-20 Minutes

Test 1: English 45 Minutes

Test 2: Mathematics 60 Minutes

Break - 15 Minutes

Test 3: Reading 35 Minutes 

Test 4: Science 35 Minutes 

Break - 5 Minutes

Writing Section 40 Minutes


Please review the above information, and if needed, create reminders for yourself so that you are best prepared for testing day.  

We wish you the best of luck on your ACT Test. 

Thank you,

Daniel W. Sutherland
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Articulation
Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District
201.416.8100 ext. 3818