Archive for November, 2017

when will 1st quarter Achievement List be posted?

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A. When the school’s send them to the public information officer to post.

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Can their be a orchestra practice room where students can go for practice minutes? I sometimes don’t have time when I go home from school. I go to Koda.

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Talk to your orchestra teacher.

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Why are students not allowed to stand in the library in the morning? We are always being told to go find a seat even when we need to ask our friend for help on the homework.

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We need to maintain an academic environment in the library. When there are no more seats available we are at capacity. If the library is full there is seating in the cafeteria available before homeroom.

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A question was recently posted asking for a list of all of the gender identities taught to Shen students. The response given by the district failed to list these identities. Please provide this list, as well as informing parents at what age this information is taught.

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  In accordance with the Dignity for All Students act and policy 7555, students are taught about sexual identity and gender.  In covering these topics these are the following terms covered: The following are the vocabulary words discussed in classes: Gender, Gender Expression, Transgender, Biological Sex, Gender Fluidity, Gender Role, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender […]

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You have stated that parents are not automatically notified if a student confides they feel they are transgender to a shen employee. What is the process shen follows in making this determination? Does Shen work with the Pride Center out of Albany? Has this group been invited into Shen classrooms? Does Shen use their gender identity information material in anyway? Please post the gender identity material currently taught to shen students. Every parent should be able to view this material on your webpage. Seems odd that you won’t publicly post the gender identity material you are teaching children.

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Each individual situation is different and requires specific attention to the student’s needs.  The district strongly encourages parent involvement and we would encourage the student to involve their parent/caregiver.  As for what is taught, in accordance with the Dignity for all Students Act students are taught about sexual identity and gender. The vocabulary words […]

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Are sunglasses and/or hoods allowed to be worn during the school day at High School West?

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  No, but with the following exceptions: Headwear may be worn in classrooms if permitted by the classroom teacher, or if it is for religious purposes; Sunglasses may be worn for medical purposes (with a doctor’s note submitted to the Health Office indicating the need to wear sunglasses while in school).

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For sports that do not have girls’ teams such as wrestling and football are girls allowed to join the boys’ team?

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Yes, under New York State Education Department guidelines for mixed competition. 

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Do D3 Athletes get to have a signing day in the Spring?

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We will be working with Stan Hudy from the Community News to do something for Division III Athletes in the spring.  The NCAA does not have Division III Athletes participate in the National Letter of Intent signing because technically at the Division III level there are no athletic scholarships offered by colleges or universities.

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could i get recruited for by a college for doing a varsity sport senior year, or is it strictly for junior year? please respond to this, i currently can’t find anyone to contact for this info, esp. my coach or athletic department.

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Colleges recruit student athletes during their season and in the off-season.  Playing a sport does not necessarily mean you will be recruited. 

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If you fail gym, does that hurt you in any way? Does it bring your average down

Written by on November 21, 2017 in District News

A.  Physical Education is not part of the GPA, but is a NYS Graduation requirement. 

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