Archive for January, 2016

Can a senior without a parking pass drive during regents week?

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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I would like clarification about the form for different grades to attend a dance. My son is a Sr.and his girlfriend is a Jr. does this form only need to be filled out when attending grade specific dances (ex prom) or for every dance (ex snowball)?

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Students should complete these for all dances as only students in good standing are able to attend the dances.

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I’m planning on taking my daughter to Florida but she has a mid-term during the regents week in January, can she take it another time or does she have to take it on the scheduled date?

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Grapevine

A. You need to talk with her teacher.

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Who can a parent speak to in regards to concerns about building principals. Some parents in the community feel as though their hands are tied when it comes to principal accountability. Thanks you.

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The superintendent.

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Do people routinely check the security camera footage from the lunch room?

Written by on January 13, 2016 in Grapevine

A. That is usually checked when there is a problem.

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Do HS students have the option to take gym every day for a semester rather than every other day for a year?

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  No. It is offered every other day each semester. 

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Who can apply to the World Languages Honor Society and when?

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Grapevine

Students who meet the following criteria may apply in the fall of 2016: Scholarship: maintaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 90 or better with a minimum Grade Point Average of 90 in a minimum of four (4) world language classes taken for high school credit. Volunteer Service: You must have completed at least 10 […]

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According to the teachers contract, are they required to stay after school for extra help? If so, how many days? I am interested in the High School teachers requirements.Thanks.

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Teachers are expected to provide extra help to students. Teachers offer extra help at different times,  before, during or after school and let students know when they are available. The teachers contract is available on the Shen website.   If you have a concern about a teacher’s availability to offer extra help ,  please contact the […]

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Are teachers allowed to hug students?

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Teachers are allowed to be human and to express their appreciation and kindness towards a student. Clearly, there are professional boundaries and expectations. If a student feels uncomfortable, or feels that the “hug” is more than a casual and informal display of appreciation or kindness, then the matter should be addressed.

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Where can I access scholarship newsletters?

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The High School Counseling Center web page: https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/counseling-college-and-career-center/

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