Archive for July, 2016

Where is the food for school lunches provided from?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  We use two local distributors Sysco and US Foods.

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What is the expectation for teachers posting grades in their gradebooks? My kid has 2 grades posted this quarter in band, both of those from the first half of the quarter and was told no more grades would be posted. He goes to band every day so this can’t possibly represent the full effort of his work this quarter. And he has no individual lesson grades posted either, which either indicates a lack of effort by the teacher to provide any feedback to the kids on their progress or that they did not receive any instrument lessons at all this quarter. How are kids supposed to improve if they receive no feedback from their teachers on their progress over the course of the quarter? Seems to me some teachers are not doing their jobs!

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Matters of grading are obviously done differently based on the class and the workload. If there is a concern about a lack of grade or information to monitor a child’s progress, please communicate directly with the teacher, or if necessary, with the building principal.

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Can a junior get a parking pass if they are involved with the fire department?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No.

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Why can’t students get up right after they are done with the Regents Exam? Why do they have to wait 2 hours to get up?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  This is a State Education requirement that students remain in the exam for two hours.

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How do I get my diploma if I didn’t go to graduation?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  You may pick it up in the main office.

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How do you go about signing up for the text messages regarding a particular Shenendehowa graduating class (ie. graduating class of 2017, 2018 , 2019 etc.)? I believe you have to text a code to 81010, but I can’t locate anything on the Shen website. Thank you!

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Please speak with your Class Assistant Principal.

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Can 11th graders participate in the Inventors competition at Shenendehowa or is it just for middle schoolers?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The Shen Inventors Program is a PTA enrichment program. The NYS Invention Convention is for students K-8.

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Can I drop a high school elective now or do I have to wait for school to start?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A. You can email your counselor and he/she will respond upon return at the end of August.  

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I think the students entering the military should get their names announced at graduation. I feel that serving our country in this way deserves just as much recognition as getting high grades.

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Thank you for the input.  We do not get a definitive list of these students prior to graduation.  As a result we ask those students to stand so that we do not miss a name or announce someone who has changed her/his mind.

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how do I get a copy of a yearbook from the late 80s when I went to skano elemental school?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Skano does not have any from the late 80s on file, so we are not sure if there even was one. 

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