Grapevine

Grapevine

In an effort to improve communications the district has created this format to provide people with a place to get answers to questions and to address rumors and inaccurate information that sometimes circulates through the community.

NOT ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED. For individual or private concerns, you should contact the school or district office by phone. We will not answer comments about specific individuals by name.

Questions are e-mailed to the district’s public information office. The PI Officer determines who could best answer the question and directs the question to that person. Once the PIO receives the answer it is posted.

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Latest Grapevine Posts:

  • Will the freshmen high school students be getting chrome books next school year?

    A.  Next year all middle school students will receive 1:1 Chromebooks.  1:1 will be implemented at High School West and High School East in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. In the interim, high school students are able to access Chromebooks in study halls, libraries, and many classrooms.  Additionally, students are invited to bring their […]

  • why don’t we get school off on muslim holidays?

    A.  The current policy only calls for days off on certain holidays. That same policy also recognizes that students may choose to observe a variety of established religious day and that decision will be respected.

  • Can girls join the shen football team?

    A.  See NYSPHSAA rules for Mixed Competition on page 132 of the NYSPHSAA Handbook http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Handbook/Handbook%20Complete/Complete%20Handbook.pdf

  • How are middle school report card averages calculated?

    A.  MS report card Quarterly Term GPA is a straight average of all quarterly course grades except PE.  When the student gets to grade nine weighted courses are considered for transcript purposes.  So if a student takes a HS credit bearing, weighted/accelerated course in MS, they do not get the weighted calculation until they hit […]

  • Why did it take 13 years for CIPA to come into effect?

    A. Don’t understand your question. CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) was signed into law in Dec. 2000. It requires K-12 schools to use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding. Shen has complied with the law since it was enacted.