Archive for February, 2017

Can you park on shen campus if you are a junior? If not why? There are open spots EVERYWHERE and I still cant park! Can you change the rule to first come first serve?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No.

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Can girls join the shen football team?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  See NYSPHSAA rules for Mixed Competition on page 132 of the NYSPHSAA Handbook http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Handbook/Handbook%20Complete/Complete%20Handbook.pdf

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Regarding the new homework policy, are ELA packets with new material, clearly meant for state test practice, a test my child will not take, considered necessary homework under the new BOE policy? It does not seem to be. It is also assigned at the elementary level in addition to the normal homework workload. How do we handle extra homework given beyond the time limits set by the board without it affecting our child’s average?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The homework policy does not preclude assigning the type of homework you have described, however, having students read text passages, respond to text-based questions, and write essays develops important skills in students.  This type of work measures important literacy standards that are essential for success in future grade levels regardless of the source of […]

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What’s the district’s policy on the amount of time teachers give students to prepare for a quiz/test? Also does the district have a policy on teachers letting parents know when a quiz/test is going to take place?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Teachers typically give students a day (or sometimes more) notice of a quiz and usually a few days notice for a test. There is no policy related to this issue as it varies based on how long students have been studying the topic and many other factors such as a teacher’s judgment about when […]

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What is the total number of eligible district voters?

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We estimate between 51,000 and 55,000.

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