Archive for May, 2016

Are teachers allowed to have tattoos visible on their bodies?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. There is no policy against tattoos.

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I don’t want to say any particular names as I don’t want to offend anyone, but my child told me that their instructor was teaching false historical occurrences, specifically that there was actually an atomic bomb dropped to end WWI. Whether it was a joke or not, my child thought that it had been taught as fact, and I don’t understand why teachers are allowed to get away with mocking the innocence of children, seeing what they can get away with getting students to believe.

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. If you have a concern, talk to the teacher. 

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Say someone had to go to summer school for a class, would we be able to take the class online or not?

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No. The only online course offered during the summer is health.

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Elementary and Secondary Substitute Teachers – All Certification Areas

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Job Postings

POSITION:                    Elementary and Secondary Substitute Teachers – All Certification Areas   LOCATION:                  Shenendehowa Central Schools   REQUIREMENTS:            NYS Teaching Certification Preferred   To Apply:         Interested candidates must download and complete the Instructional Substitute Application. Applications are processed by appointment only at the Office of Human Resources; please call (518) 881-0600 to schedule your appointment. Applications […]

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I got a letter inviting me & my husband to the underclassman awards but it doesn’t say whether our child is actually getting an award. How do we find out if our child is getting an award?

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A. If you got a letter, then your child is receiving an award.

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How is the HSE library going to be renovated?

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A. That is currently being discussed.

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Is there a bowling team for in high school

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Over the past year I’ve noticed that many students struggle with mental health issues. Is counseling doing anything to assist in this or encourage students to seek help?

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Yes, the district offers a wide variety of services. http://www.shenet.org/departments-services/safety-health-and-wellness/health-services/

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I hate drinking from the water fountains. I use them in emergencies, like after gym, and I don’t bring in bottles as some teachers don’t allow them. Why don’t the custodians wash the fountains as much as they should? That is a state health violation as the mold can contaminate the water. Can something be done to encourage more frequent washing of the water fountains?

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Water fountains are check and wiped down once per day. They are also thoroughly cleaned each day after school, so that the fixture can be sanitized with a product that kills germs and bacteria.  

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How can I change my password for the parent / student portal? I didn’t see a change password link. Thank you.

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Students need to see the computer lab aide in their school.  Parents need to call the portal hotline.

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