Archive for January, 2017

By how much are honors classes, DDE, and AP classes weighted in HS?

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Honors classes are weighted 1.03 while AP and college classes earn a weighting of 1.06. Both are weighted for class rank only.

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Hello, I will be enrolling my child into kindargarden in a few months and I was wondering about some words he can’t say. You see, his father likes to teach him some “advanced” words and I’m afraid it might be problematic once he is in school. So is there a list of words(not just the swears) that I can see so I can fix this issue before he enters kindergarten .

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Sorry, but no such list exists. Once your child starts kindergarten, you may want to reach out to the teacher to discuss.

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Can campus patrol arrest you?

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No, but they can call the police to arrest you if you are breaking the law.

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Does campus patrol have any authority whatsoever outside of shen property?

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No.

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what is the district ID for the mobile parent portal

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. PWNSJS

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I currently go to Koda right now but I am moving, and the neighborhood I’m moving to is in the Acadia area. Will I have to switch to Acadia? Or will I be able to stay in Koda for the rest of the year?

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Make arrangements to discuss with the Koda principal.

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What is the point of having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of every single school day? Also, why would students have to promise their loyalty (pledge allegiance) to this country?

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A. By law, all public school students are required to recite the Pledge, facing the flag, hand over heart or saluting if in uniform. If a student or his parent or guardian objects, the student may sit silently or stand quietly.

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Are students allowed to use limited profanities such as “d*mn” in the classroom, or if not, at least outside? This is an unfair rule to STRICTLY enforce as the a few high school and even middle school teachers use language outside (and it often becomes a habit that enters the classroom, as well) the classroom.

Written by on January 12, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Students and staff should refrain from profanity at all times while on school grounds.  Staff should address students when they use inappropriate language.

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What is the Wellness Center in HSE and where is it? I keep hearing about it on the announcements, but no one seems to know anything about it.

Written by on January 4, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  It is located in the former office of the Class Assistant Principal on the south side of HSE across from the library.  It is where our school social worker, psychologists, domestic violence support person, and therapist from Saratoga Center for the Family are located.  It has many supports for students who are dealing with […]

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Are grammar and spelling taught at Shen?

Written by on January 4, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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