Archive for September, 2016

I just went to pay my tax bill online and find it interesting that it will cost me 3% , plus a one time fee of $0.50 to do so. It costs me less to pay my bill a month late with a 2% penalty than it does to pay on time on line. Why exactly is that? Afterall I am saving everyone time, paper, gasoline and money transferring the funds rather than doing it in person.

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  We offer the option of paying taxes by credit card as convenience to our taxpayers. However, the credit card companies assess a fee to those who use this option. The fee is not paid to the district, it is paid directly to the credit card company. 

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Why are the Intermediate Wing Special Education and AIS classrooms at Skano allowed to have furniture – fouton couch, bean bags, etc? I thought furniture was regulated due to student health and safety – viruses, bacteria, germs, illnesses.

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  All classrooms have a variety of furniture to meet the needs of the students at that grade level.   Any furniture or equipment that is purchased for student use needs to be approved by the head custodian to ensure it meets our safety and fire retardant requirements.  If you have further concerns, please speak with […]

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Good morning! Just wondering if the Texas Instruments Ti-84 CE calculator is acceptable for 9th grade? Thank you

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Are you allowed to wear hats in High School West?

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Yes, students may wear hats in the halls as long as it abides by the dress code.  However, faculty and staff have the authority within their classrooms to require students to remove non-religious or non-medical headgear. 

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Does Shen offer archery in the high school? I’m going into East next year. I noticed last year we did a one day archery “unit” but I was wondering if we ever do a true archery unit or if there are any after school options for this. If not, is it possible to set one up? Thanks!

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Physical Education will do archery as a unit in the Fall. 

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can a 6th grader play a modified sport

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Per New York State Public High School Athletics Association rules, modified and interscholastic sports are for students in grades 7-12. 

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why do they not use the scoreboard for Modified or Freshman football and is only on for JV and Varsity.

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. We put the board on to show the score, but do not use it for time at the lower levels.  

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Has anyone notable ever graduated from this school?

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Every graduate is notable.

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Has Shen considered supplying free femine supplies in the bathrooms at Shen? It is difficult and stressful for girls to carry these supplies with them during the day.

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No, by law we cannot supply free consumable, personal products.

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I am looking for tutoring services especially in Math within the district, we are on subsidized lunch program. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. I am sorry, but we don’t keep or provide a list of paid tutoring services.

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