Tag: District

Could you please post the district calendar as a pdf as well? It is very difficult to download to save and to print

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. It is posted now: http://www.shenet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018_2019Calendar.pdf

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Why don’t you ever give my children snow days or at least 2 hour delays when we need them? The roads are terrible today and we had to get up extremely early to shovel the driveway. It doesn’t make sense. People could be harmed on the roads!! Please shen needs to think about their kids’ safety not just their money.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Shen does not get or lose money based on its use of emergency days.

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Why is the flag in front of Karigon at half mast today (March 13)?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Anytime you see flags at half-mast it is by order of the Governor.

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Shen needs to get an armed resource officer or 2. It is ridiculous kids are going to walk out of school for students who have died. Nothing would ever happen and if there was an armed guard at that school in Florida. Here, in the state of New York it is legal to arm people who are in the school. We need to get an armed security officer to protect all of the students daily. If there ever was an emergency with a shooter, the police would not know the way around the school confidently. We need an armed guard at Shen ASAP.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There were armed officers at that school. Without going into detail, the Emergency Response Plan ensures that the police know there way around the schools.

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I know your trying to be honest but blasting all over the grapevine about your security is very scary. Anyone can read this.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. We only announce the visible things. There are many things that we don’t announce.

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Ugh. Another weather event, and every other district is informing students of the plan. It’s 8 pm and literally every other district has called for a delay on 3/7. But Shen says nothing. Do you understand that parents need to plan for childcare? That children get anxious if we tell them we are keeping them home either way because they care about school and don’t want to miss important instruction? You work for us. Waiting til the last minute is unprofessional and wildly inconsiderate. How many times does this need to happen?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Shenendehowa has never called a snow day or delay the day before because things change. Our process for these days can be found here: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/public-informationcommunications/emergency-closings-delays-and-early-dismissal/

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Am I allowed to go to the chorus concert without being related to anyone singing? I want to watch my friends perform.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Yes, they are open to the public.

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Are the shen security personnel armed? (I understand if you cant answer this for security reasons). If not, security personnel should be armed so that they could react to active shooters before police arrive.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. No, they are not armed.

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How many snow days can we get a year ? Are we allowed to go over if nessasary ?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. 180 days of instruction are required by N.Y.S. The number of emergency days revolves around that. 

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Anytime I ask what to do to to make the students’ voices heard, I always get the same, “Be supportive to the schools suffering these tragedies.” Though that’s not bad advice to follow, I don’t understand how that’s going to help stop people from hurting students, and what about me? Am I really supposed to live in fear of going to school, a place where I should feel safe, because this is what the world has come to? Without giving me a sugar coated answer, what is the school doing to keep security tight and make sure this doesn’t happen to this school?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There are lots of things that the district has done over the years to tighten security as a result of these events…everything from identification badges, video surveillance, door buzz-in systems, drills, and emergency response plans and much more. Currently, we are in the process installing keyless entry for staff. Each time one of these […]

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