Archive for May, 2017

In order for my child to take her friends bus home in the afternoon do I need to write a note?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Why was the VPN forbidden today? It is a tool to protect our own privacy since the district sees it as acceptable to view any data that is sent or recieved by my device which may be personal messages. The VPN does not harm the wifi service in any way and some students did not even receive the warning, causing them to be blocked without knowing about the ban

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  All schools are required to filter internet content to protect students for accessing inappropriate and harmful content.  When VPN’s are used to circumvent the district’s firewall the content filter and other security measures are bypassed.  This put students at risk and exposes all users to viruses and other malicious content.  Using VPN’s or any […]

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Where can I find the details about Graduation this year?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. http://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/graduation-information/

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Would it be possible to notify the Shenendehowa staff and community why campus flags are lowered to half staff? Thank you.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We lower flags based on notification from the Governor of New York.

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On May 4th, you stated that only one business Broadway Marketing completed the RFP that led to the Shen Shop. The other business you mentioned where sent then RFP didn’t complete the RFP because it said bookstore items and that Booster Clubs business would not be part of this. The vendors were given wrong information. The Broadway Marketing Shen Shop has many short falls. It doesn’t offer personalization which is a problem when all the kids have same sweatshirt take off and put in a pile. It is overpriced compared to the other vendors and limited originality. The Spring sports store offered the word Shen and then your sports team underneath it. Where is the originality among teams? Just because you only got one RFP doesn’t mean you have to accept it if it isn’t in the best interest of the students. The Booster clubs work very hard to make money for their teams to be able compete and have a wonderful experience. Parents give generously of their time and efforts and this is a slap in the face to say they need monitoring.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. That is not true, the RFP did not say bookstore items. At the end of the day, these are Shenendehowa teams and clubs and the district is ultimately responsible. With that being said, the district is in the process of creating licensing agreements for use of logos by other shops. This will solve many of […]

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Can you please make the electronic signs more readable? A sign with more than a few words, small font, fancy font, bright background colors, etc. requires a driver to look at it for much more than a second to figure out what it says. Use the town library sign and the highway signs as examples – short plain text.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Will do. Thanks for the feedback.

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Why is it that the 9th grade PE teachers have chromebooks? Why aren’t they instead given to teachers? I know that teachers have to apply for them and they’re not just given to them, but this doesn’t make sense to me.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  PE teachers are teachers within Shenendehowa.  These teachers use the Chromebooks for assessments, recording student data such as heart rates, and to watch instructional videos demonstrating key concepts.  All high school teachers are encouraged to apply for Chromebooks to support student learning.

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Can the following website be shared with all high school students? http://www.health.ny.gov/novape This website is about the harmful effects of using ecigaretes which some students don’t seem to understand. There is a huge problem with students using them at school, and especially the high schools. Thank you.

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

A. Thank you, it is now posted on our health and wellness page: http://www.shenet.org/departments-services/safety-health-and-wellness/health-services/

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When will the schedule for the HSE regents exams be posted?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

A. It is posted now.

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The live stream of the board meetings has terrible audio, and I can barely hear it. Could someone in charge of audio for the meetings fix it to work properly?

Written by on May 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thank you for letting us know. We turned the volume up on the mics as far as it will go without causing feedback.

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