Archive for August, 2017

In regards to the bus complaint…I should add that last year the bus picked her up at 7:25 to arrive at school on time. why the huge difference when going to the high school. may be we were the last stop before school and now we will be the first? This does not seem right. if that is the case, make it fair and be the last stop on the morning and the first in the afternoon so that not both bus rides are and hour and 20 minutes long

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Routing has the following elements which determine pickup and drop off, distance from home to school (for all riders on a bus combined, the bell schedule, the amount of time required for the bus to stop and pick up each child, space at the bus port, and what each bus is required to do after […]

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What is a junior citizenship pass? How do I qualify and get one?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. http://www.shenet.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/JuniorCitizenshipPass.pdf

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The district calendar that was printed and mailed for the 2017-2018 school year contains very little in the way of school events and activities on its calendar pages. Previous years have been much more complete but this year’s is fairly empty. A quick glance at the online calendar shows the dates that our family really needs for the upcoming year. Does Shen really need to continue printing and mailing this calendar (which must be quite an expense!!) or could we just switch to an online (easy to update) calendar for future years?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The school events are listed on their calendar on the school webpage under School Links. The calendar that is mailed home is not just a calendar. It has all the mandated notices that the district has to send home as well as contact information and all the major events and holidays.  The number of events […]

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How hypocritical can Shen be? Coaches preach that players need to stay out of trouble in order to play. Then they allow players who were suspended for drug use to continue to try out. I guess ithis is why no one ever feels they need to be responsible for their actions since there are no repercussions. Thanks Shen for going against everything I have always taught my kids.

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Shenendehowa is a place of learning. We teach children that no mistake is too great that they can’t recover from it if they are willing to accept the consequences and learn from their mistake. We  never comment on disciplinary actions and no one other than those directly involved ever knows all of the circumstances […]

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I was hoping to get some Shen apparel, so I looked for the Shen Shop on your site but couldn’t find it. Is this no longer a ‘thing’?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The Shen Shop has been discontinued. We are in the process of developing a licensing agreement for local vendors to sell Shen apparel.

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could someone please address the language problem in the schools? sick of hearing kids’ profanity on campus: it’s disgusting

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. That is an on-going battle.

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I read in a previous Grapevine answer that the prayer room IS available for students, and in another post that it is available during the month of Ramadan. Could you please elaborate whether the prayer room will be available year long? I appreciate your time, Thank you!

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. It is not a prayer room. It was an empty office space that was made available for those who needed a private space to fulfill a religious obligation. A student who needs a private place to fulfill a religious obligation can make a request to the principal at any time and it will be […]

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As a student who will not be available on the HSE walkthrough date(s), may I please ask if/where maps of the building can be found? Thank you!

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. You can pick up a map in the main office on the first day of school. Per advice of law enforcement, we do not publicize maps of our schools online.

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have school calendars been mailed yet?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Summer math HW assignments should be given to students prior to the end of the school year. I know some parents who did not receive the email and were unaware of the assignment. In addition, parents may have a language barrier or may not have computer access. Why not give it to students prior to summer break and if you feel it’s necessary, send out an email notification to parents too?

Written by on August 29, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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