Archive for January, 2018

Shen launches the Shen Shops for Shenendehowa spirit wear…

Shen launches the Shen Shops for Shenendehowa spirit wear…

Shenendehowa is proud to announce its partnership with local vendors to provide opportunities for people to purchase Shenendehowa spirit wear with the launching of the Shen Shops (http://www.shenet.org/shen-shops/). With the trademark registration of the district logo, seal and student activities logo, the district has embarked on a licensing program that allows local vendors the opportunity […]

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Why hasn’t the after school snack program been open for more than a week at HSE?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. They are closed during Regents week.

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Why can’t seniors sign out with their phones instead of the paper. Much faster doing sign out to leave early with a phone.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  We are currently looking for a way to make this process quicker. The issue with using a phone is they could sign in/out from anywhere. They do not necessarily have to even be at school. If anyone has ideas they should talk to the senior CAP, senior associate, or principal.

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Why are physical education classes REQUIRED for students that participate in extracurricular sports? During the season for my sport, every day after school I sacrifice my time that could be used for homework (both at home and during my PE period, which could be changed to a stud hall) until 6:30, and I get home around 7, at which point I clean up and eat. Is there any room for negotiation regarding this? Thanks.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Per New York State, eight semesters of physical education is required in order to graduate.  This goes for all students, regardless of whether or not you play an interscholastic sport. 

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um my teacher took a phone call during class is this against school policy

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. While it is professional practice to refrain from personal phone calls during class, there may be extenuating circumstances where it is warranted and there is no policy against it.

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I was just wondering when team 7-1 in Gowana is going to have their next field trip. This is not meant to be rude and I was just curious.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Students should speak directly to their team teachers regarding field trip questions.

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Lots of rumors swirling so….Can you please set the record straight as to why the boys soccer team 2016/2017 wasn’t included as a contributing team to the 2016/2017 NYSSWA Kerr Cup All-Sport Championship Award that Shen won? The results board on the soccer field shows 2016/2017 boys soccer team winning the league and as Sectional Champions.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The 2016 boys soccer team is credited with winning a sectional title.  However, because they did not advance as a result of losing in penalty kicks, they cannot accumulate any points towards the Kerr Cup Championship.  Teams can secure points towards the NYS Kerr Cup Championship once they advance beyond Sectionals or compete in […]

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Why can’t I see my schedule during the grade deadline? I can understand the grades, as they are being put in, but my schedule is just a pdf, and can be posted as a pdf, until it is finalized, then it can go up as a proper image. Thanks, Middle School Acadia student.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. This is under review.

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If Skano has confirmed cases of the flu among students and staff, why has a notice not been shared building wide for all staff and with families?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. We don’t typically send out notices when the flu is confirmed in school. During flu season, it is assumed that flu will be present in our schools. Many people who have it do not actually go to the doctor and get tested for it.

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You should have a staff member check HSE bathrooms by the auditorium 6th period, as there are many students vaping in there at that time. I don’t know who I should tell about it. I feel I should be able to use that bathroom and not have to walk into the smell. Thank you.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Your suggestion has been forwarded to the principal.

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