Archive for May, 2017

For AP World History students, does the Regents count as part of the final grade, or is the AP exam calculated in?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  For AP World History and AP US History, the final course grade is based on averaging only the grades from the four quarters.   Regents exams are important and students should do their best on them whether or not their scores are averaged into their course grade.

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How many classes do you have to fail in order to go to summer school? Also is it optional to go to summer school?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Summer school is optional.  There is not a minimum number of classes that a student needs to fail in order to attend summer school.

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When does the district plan to have a working meeting with the public and whoever did the traffic study? Those that drive these roads daily should be able to understand and have a say in the changes that are planned. Thank you!

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The plan was presented to the Board of Education. The district relies on traffic experts and engineers to make recommendations.

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If I’m taking a junior to senior prom do they need to fill out a form to attend?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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If your a junior can you drive to school for my regents

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Are teachers allowed to touch students? I have had many cases where lunch aids touched me without consent, and one of those cases ended up in some of my hair being torn out. I feel this is a violation of some kind, but I would like some feedback on whether this is allowed, or not. as I would like to report the aids, but I am not sure if they are violating any policy

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  It depends, in terms of the intent and familiarity. Clearly, any and all inappropriate touching is prohibited and will be severely addressed.  We strongly urge you to bring the matter directly to the attention of the building principal. See BOE Policy https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K0QueY_TiwPw7bXhcYo1BmT0y1NgqYsmKecqzP-4H0Y/view

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Why do the HSW Hall monitors randomly lock the doors to the bathrooms at different intervals of the day? It’s fruitless and stupid and wastes students time because they have to walk to the nearest bathroom, which sometimes is far away being that there is only 3 bathrooms, can this be stopped please, it’s annoying.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  For supervision purposes, the only bathrooms that are open at HSW before homeroom are the ones in the Cafeteria Lobby.  After homeroom until 2:35, the bathrooms in both the Cafeteria Lobby and Gymnasium Lobby are always open as a monitor is always posted in those locations, and the bathrooms in the back hallway are […]

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When will we be notified if we are getting an award at the Gowana 8th grade moving up? What awards are there? Thank you.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Awards are not announced until the night of the event.

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Does gym count towards your average in middle school

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. No,

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How many years do board of education members serve? Is it a paid position?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Three years without pay.

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