Archive for May, 2016

Why does Shen stress athletics so much? For example, spending thousands of dollars on a weight room but cutting art classes?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. We have never cut art classes, the 2016-17 budget specifically focuses on art classes and supplies. 

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I’ve been told that IMS can see into our phones and watch everything they do on the computers… Can they really, or is it just a scare tactic?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Users that connect to the district wireless network are subject to acceptable use standards.  Internet traffic is filtered to protect everyone.  Aside from internet traffic while connected to the districts WiFi network, the district does not have access to any other data/activity on a user’s personal device. 

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Are the computers and computer networks at Shenendehowa secure? I’m a taxpayer and a parent. I don’t want my child’s information stolen and sold to pedophiles online.

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  The computer network is secured using up to date hardware, software and best practices.  Securing the districts systems is a constant effort and a job that is taken very seriously.

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How do I take health over the summer.

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Any student interested in taking health over the summer should contact their counselor to discuss the options.

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Why would students get told to arrive for the SAT earlier if they have to wait outside the school for over 20 minutes? It’s kind of ridiculous that the school made all the students stand outside and wait.

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Students are asked to arrive early so that they can begin the exam on time.

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Why can’t I bring a 8th grader to the 10th grade semi formal

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The dance is for high school students.

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I’m a junior and since juniors can’t drive to school I have to take the bus. My bus comes at approximately 6:34am and sometimes earlier. I find myself almost missing the bus because it consistently comes earlier as the week progresses. When my bus gets to campus, at 6:50am, we have to wait on the bus until 7:10am. That’s 20 minutes of sitting on the bus Infront of school. My question is Why can’t the bus drivers pick the students up at least five minutes later instead of rushing to school to wait Infront for 20 minutes?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  This is a question that is often asked. The bus driver starts the route on time every day. Sometimes the route runs later and sometimes it runs earlier depending on a couple of factors such as traffic, weather and the number of student who may/may not board the bus on any particular day. We […]

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Could you give any suggestions or point a parent in the right direction as to where I might be able to find a math tutor for my child??

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Sorry, but we do not refer tutors.

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Can my kindergarten girl wear makeup to school

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. There is no policy against make up at any age unless it becomes a distraction to the educational process.

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Is being on the school board a paid job?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No, they serve without compensation.

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