Archive for March, 2017

Regarding the comment on 3-16-17 referring to the state of emergency that was declared by Gov. Cuomo on 3-13-17, it was for all 62 counties in NYS, not just NYC, as was stated in the Grapevine response. Here is a link to the governor’s website regarding the state of emergency for that blizzard. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-declares-state-emergency-beginning-midnight-across-new-york Why are Shen employees being told they need to make up for the missed day of work on 3-14-17 when they were directed by the governor not to travel that day? Many state offices across NY were closed as well as federal, and those employees are not being charged with leave or being told they need to come in an extra day to make up for lost hours. I understand the children need to be at school for so many days of the year, but employees should not be penalized during a state of emergency.

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  That reply did not say that it was only NYC, it was merely making a point that there was a state of emergency declared in NYC and then no major storm materialized. That is why we don’t call snow days in advance. The change in the calendar was due to an error and had nothing […]

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I have a question about allocation of money for sports: I have heard that football player’s uniforms are provided for them while tennis dresses, for example, cost $60 and are paid for by the athlete. Does the district regularly discriminate between sports, in terms of funds provided?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The tennis teams were and have been offered the opportunity to have the school buy them uniforms through the budget and bid process that all teams go through.  They have chosen over the years to buy their own.

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Can high school east teachers make students stay after school?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Yes.  Teacher can ask students to stay after school for academic or behavioral reasons, and will contact parents to be sure that they have parental permission.

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What are the dates of the NYS math tests?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. All of the standardized test dates are on the district calendar: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/events-calendar/

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What are the attendance requirements for graduating? I can’t find them anywhere on the site

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You can find the district attendance policy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16RkTOzfb6wmzRWLULae_uSObE3IvG42X534v3VXuUSc/view and regulation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cd8b4NfcXvaywqUFePr0gcP8dpAIyfzzSFnWdGj5ERo/view

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How can I get my working papers?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Here is our web page with information about Working Papers: http://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/working-papers/

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If someone’s parents are forcing them to take the state test and the child wants to opt out what should they do?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Children cannot refuse to take the test, that can only be done by a parent/guardian. We encourage you to take the test to get practice with standardized exams so that when it comes time to take the NYS Regents, you have experience with those type of exams.

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How old is Shen?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Shenendehowa was centralized in January 1950, making it 67 years old. See the history of Shen at: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/historical-information-2/

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How much to parents have to pay to shen?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

A. Public education is funded through state aid and property taxes, not direct payments from parents.

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For high school, a graphing calculator is needed for math class. The good calculators are about $150. Do you know of any good places to buy a reliable graphing calculator that isn’t as expensive?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You should ask your math teacher.

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