Archive for December, 2016

I do not want my child taking art for the 3rd and 4th quarter. Is there away I can opt him out. Its unnecessary!

Written by on December 15, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Art is a required discipline both by state regulation and by Shenendehowa’s Program of Studies. Our program seat time meets the minimum requirement.  

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Why are the sports team banquets so late after the season?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  You would need to speak to the individual coach as the time between the season ending and the banquet varies greatly from sport to sport. 

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Does Shen treat its grounds to control ticks?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No.

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Is it possible to refuse to go on a field trip? If so, how (not paying, etc.)?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  A parent has a right to keep their child home if they do not approve of the trip.  If they are unable to pay for the trip, that needs to be discussed with the building principal

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My daughter was told she was going to get detention because she said to her friend Merry Christmas who celebrates Christmas. A staff member over heard and said it may offend the other children. How is this fair and right?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Without knowing the specific circumstances, there is no policy against saying Merry Christmas and students do not get detention for saying it.

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When calculating one’s GPA for the year, are one-semester (half year) classes weighted the same as two-semester (full year) classes?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A. Semester courses count half of full semester courses.  Same as A or B day only courses, they count half as well. 

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Is the overall average on the quarterly report cards weighted?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A. No. Weighted grades are only for class rank.

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I know numerous students who are trying to get into 6th grade math honors. Is it possible to switch halfway through the year? If yes, what are the requirements?

Written by on December 1, 2016 in Grapevine

A.  It is not possible to make the change at this point.  In most cases, these sections are full.  Students are placed in Math 6 Honors based on multiple criteria including grades, NYS assessment scores (if taken), common assessments, and quantitative CoGAT scores.   Students may be recommended for Math 7 Honors at the end of […]

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