Archive for March, 2017

Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16 each carry a three-year term. The deadline for petitions is April 17…

Written by on March 23, 2017 in District News

Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16 each carry a three-year term. The deadline for petitions is April 17. Education law requires that a candidate provide a petition signed by at least 52 qualified voters (2% of the number of residents who voted in the last district election). Candidates […]

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Correcting misinformation about the conditions for completing an absentee ballot…

Written by on March 23, 2017 in District News

Due to misinformation being shared regarding the upcoming permissive referendum on April 4th , it is imperative for voters to know the strict conditions for completing an absentee ballot. The absentee ballot is available only if one expects, in good faith, that one will be out of town or unable to come to the polls for […]

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Why can I not use the shen printer to print a sheet of paper that is not specifically for class, when my parent’s taxes are paying for that ink

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Your parents are paying taxes for your education along with many other people who don’t have kids in school. We need to be cognizant of that and keep costs down where we can.

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As a junior that is looking into scholarships, many are requiring information like what top percentage I am in my class. How would I access this info?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Talk to your counselor.

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buy an iPhone for a child. I’m also being told that some teachers are requiring an iPhone in class–is that true? I CAN easily afford an iPhone however I don’t believe children should be walking around with a $600 “toy” in their pockets. My child has a basic android phone so that she can communicate with her parents and an iPad so that she can face-time with her iPhone friends because apparently they won’t talk with her any other way. I’m seriously disappointed with parents nowadays, raising spoiled, superficial “Mean Girls”. Don’t you see the bullying that goes on in social media? YES THAT’S YOUR CHILD WITH HER INSTANTLY CONNECTED IPHONE POSING & POSTING EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY WITH THOUSANDS OF STRANGERS LIKING AND FOLLOWING HER. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING PARENT OF THE YEAR!

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No, it is not true. iPhones are not required for any class.

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The projected development area on the land to be sold is different on the map on the website than in the flyer sent in the mail. Which projected development area is correct?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Both maps were provided by BBL. The schematic on the website is the most up-to-date and includes a footprint of the building. This was provided to the district after the newsletter has already been printed and mailed.

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Do you have to pay to get into Shensational?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No,  it is free.

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Why can’t the absentee ballot applications be put online and printed out? It seems the district is intent on keeping voting down and making it less accessible. Sad for Shen!

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. That is the way it has always been done because we track who we send applications to. It is in compliance with applicable election laws. Due to misinformation being shared regarding the upcoming permissive referendum on April 4th , it is imperative for voters to know the strict conditions for completing an absentee ballot. The […]

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Is kindergarten going to full day in September?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No.

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When does 3rd quarter close for M.S. and elementary?

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Those dates are posted on the events calendar: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/events-calendar/

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