Archive for November, 2016

if you have a therapy animal, can you bring it to school?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Please see the district policy on this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T9MfEXuHapX-tXnYlLk52O7Jn24BRL9posicVPmcrNw/view

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Can 9th graders apply for the Tri M Music Honor Society?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  No, Tri-M Music Honor Society is for students in grades 10-12. 

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What is the protocol regarding passes at HSE. Are teachers required to write a pass on an official gold sheet (even if they ran out)? If I have anything signed, dated, and with the location on it it should be accepted as a pass. If it’s not, that’s absurd!

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Teachers can get as many passes as they want.  While exceptions are made, we try to limit passes to the official ones teachers have access to.

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If we didn’t get a chance to shower before school can we take a quick one in once we get inside the building and have 40mins to wait? (HSE)

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No.

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I heard that senior classes are not weighted with the ap or honors credit, is this true?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  They are weighted, but only if students take the advanced placement test if they are in AP.  Honors is also weighted.

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Why doesn’t the students that have an overall average of 90%-94% ever get recognized for there academic achievements? That average is not good enough in Shen..those students work hard too!

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  Students can be nominated for effort by their teachers at the end of the year awards night. There are also recognized through honor roll.

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Who is required to actually wear their ID cards? Just seniors, and if so, why not 10th or 11th?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Juniors and seniors with privileges.

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My bus driver told me that you are not allowed to get off the bus after you get on it. Is this an actual rule, because if so I was never aware of it before?

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  This is true. Once students are onboard the bus they are not allowed back off. Bus drivers assume full responsibility for the safety and welfare of the students once students board the bus. A student who needs to get back off the bus would need to ask the bus driver to get permission from […]

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Is there a policy regarding weather and outside gym? My daughter is at HS West and they went outside while it was snowing. My daughter has long thick hair and it was drenched when she came in from class.

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  We follow the same guidelines as NYSPHSAA for athletic contests and practices for wind chill and heat index. Students are always reminded to dress for the weather if they go outside.

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What is the policy for “senior night” games for varsity sports? If we have players talented enough to make a varsity team at Shen they should be given the respect and opportunity to at least play a few minutes of their senior night game.

Written by on November 2, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  ‘Senior Nights’ are one of the most misunderstood aspects of the entire athletic program.  Senior Nights are to acknowledge senior athletes for their commitment to being part of a “team” or “program”.  The idea that every senior should play on senior nights cannot be accomplished nor should it be an expectation.  While our coaches […]

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