Archive for August, 2016

Do you think the school would allow a female football player on the Shen football team, if they happen to play good enough?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Females are allowed to play football under the NYSPHSAA rule called mixed competition. As part of this, females must pass a physical fitness test.  For further information, contact the athletic office. 

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Is there currently, or will Shen ever have a shooting sports team or club of any kind (3 position rifle, trap, etc)? I think it would be a great opportunity for students, especially given the limited number or shooting ranges nearby.

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  We are currently not looking at this as a club or sport. 

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If a student is attending a period 0 class in a middle school, what time can he be dropped off?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  A student can be dropped off in the Gowana Cafeteria after 7:30am.

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What’s read 180?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Read 180 is a specialized reading program for students who require specialized instruction beyond the District’s core reading program. More information about the program can be found following the link below: http://www.hmhco.com/products/read-180/family/

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Is it true that my child will have to bring home a fake baby robot thing during health class in highschool? If so then why and can my child opt out of it?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No that is not true.  

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Can high school coaches, during the school season instruct specific Clifton Park affiliated sports programs for their teams? Wouldn’t that be unfair to athletes that do no play on those specific teams during school tryouts?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Coaches are encouraged to get involved with community and youth programs in the off-season.  If a student-athlete wishes to play for a certain club or team, that’s their decision. 

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What’s the policy for cell phones in High School East and West? Are we allowed to use our phones in the lunchroom? Do we use them often in class?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. They are able to be used in the cafeteria.

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How is the dress code enforced in the middle school, and what are the punishments for violating it?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Students who violate the dress code are sent to the office and/or asked to change their clothes.

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how big of a backpack will students need for 9th grade?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. An average size backpack that would allow students to transport several binders and books to and from school would pretty much do.  Please note that students at High School West will not be allowed to keep their backpacks on them during the school day.

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How to achieve a Superintendent’s award at the end of 8th grader?

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Grapevine

A. The student had to have a 90% cumulative average for all of 6th and 7th grade and the first three quarters of grade 8.

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