Tag: District

What are the requirements for a snow day? And what are the requirements for a delay? Just wondering.

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The decision is made based on a number of factors: http://www.shenet.org/about-us/public-informationcommunications/emergency-closings-delays-and-early-dismissal/

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I don’t understand why there is school when it is snowing hard outside. It is very unsafe to student drivers and kids standing at bus stops. This morning i saw 3 cars almost go off the road. It is even more unsafe for a bus to drive in these conditions, especially when there are around 50 students on EACH bus. Today 12/12 i think there should have been a two hour delay so the plows could have gone through a couple of times and make the roads safer for everyone commuting to the school.

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. It is winter in the Northeast. There will be many days when there will be school and snow. Actually it is more safe to be on a bus than in a car. On days when snow is in the forecast, you are better off riding the bus. 

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why don’t we have a snow day today? i slipped walking to my bus stop and my parents couldn’t go to work cause the roads are so bad. shen needs to fix this

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There will be many days that people will disagree with a decision to close or not to close school.  By law, we must have 180 days of instruction. If we closed every time someone thought we should because of snow or because it is too cold or it is too hot (yes we have […]

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I really do not appreciate the super short responses to grapevine posts. Sometimes it does not answer the question at all. Please give a human answer, not one that seems computer-generated. Do not respond with “Thanks for your feedback,” etc.

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Perhaps you would better appreciate conversing with a human. All district employee’s phone numbers can be found here: http://www.shenet.org/contact-us/

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Why did you choose the Google GSuite Ecosystem over the Microsoft Office 365 Education Ecosystem? It just does not make sense. You already were using Windows Machines. With the newest version of Office, you can share documents just like Google Docs just with more features, same for PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, etc. With Windows 10 S computers rolling out, and with a similar price tag to Chromebooks, you should convert from the Google GSuite ecosystem to the Microsoft Office 365 Experience. It includes Microsoft Forms, All Office Programs, OneDrive, Microsoft Classroom and more. It just seems silly that you would have Microsoft Windows be on the desktops but have ChromeOS on the Laptops. With this, you could completely abandon having to host your own server “F:\ Drive” for student and staff personal drives because it could ALL be stored in the cloud so that we could access ALL of our files from the Laptop and Desktop at home and of course at school. Instead of a new Wave of Chromebooks, you could completely abandon the Ecosystem and change to a wave of Windows 10 S Computers. Windows 10 S is similar to ChromeOS with blocking the ability to download programs “apps” (except from the Windows Store). It has the best features of Windows Built in like the Windows Ink Workspace and the Start Menu. Some relatively cheap Windows 10 S Laptops even have touchscreen capabilities which would unlock a whole new level of creativity within students and could have many applications in classes such as art. Some of the laptops can even have the keyboard flip around and turn into a tablet. Which would be useful if you needed to use the device while holding it. This would reduce the risk of it dropping. That is why I believe Shenendehowa should Transition to the Microsoft Ecosystem. (Please do not respond with “Talk to your Teacher”, or “Talk to your Principal” or “Thanks for your feedback!”, etc.)

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  In 2013, the district investigated cloud based solutions including and Google Apps for Education and Microsoft 365.  At the time Office 365 was an emerging product and several of the features that currently make it competitive with G-Suites for Education were not available at that time.  We did run a brief pilot of Office […]

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Why are staff sites and other things like the library and food service menus web “pages” not directly on shenet.org, instead of on their own Google Sites Page?

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Any site or part of a site that is managed by a district employee other than the webmaster are done in Google Sites or another platform.

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Do you know the person who writes each question on this Grapevine? Or is it all anonymous. Also, do you answer every single question?

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. It is anonymous. Most questions are answered. Questions that identify a specific student or staff member will not be answered. When multiple questions come in about the same topic, only one of the questions is answered. Questions with profanity are not answered.

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When my 1st Chromebook suffered an issue and had to be replaced, I was given a Chromebook that was of cheaper quality and performance. The CPU was a Pentium in my original and my replacement got a Celeron. This made my 17-year-old clunkers click along at least 3 times faster. Why is this

Written by on December 4, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  While 1:1 Chromebooks are being repaired we provide loaner devices.  The loaners are fully functional devices, just not the same model.  After 1:1 Chromebooks are repaired they are returned to the student. 

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Do you change some of our comments? I realized that I sent something a while ago, and the question you posted was completely different from what I asked and was missing important parts of it.

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Your question may have been asked by someone else. The only time we change the comments is if you name someone.

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Can you get a petition to change a rule? Such as Hats, Gum, etc?

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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