Tag: District

Hello. As a high school senior I have had the opportunity to use the district wide google accounts and it has been a great addition for a 21st century student. However, some, not all, teachers have yet to start using their shenschools gmail accounts as their main account. Some of my teachers tell us that it is inconvenient for them to switch over from their shenet emails. Other sparingly check it. This makes communication with our teachers harder than it should be, especially when trying to ask for college recommendation letters or for extra help. Is there anyway to fix this issue? thank you.

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Students can also email their teachers at their shenet.org account.  Staff addresses are the same same with the exception of the domain name, first four letters of the last name, first four letters of the first name @shenet.org or @shenschools.org.

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can we have the name and position of the person who runs the grapevine? as a public employee we deserve to know

Written by on November 3, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Kelly DeFeciani, Public Information Officer.

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If a student feels they are transgender or gender fluid and confide this to a Shen employee what is Shen’s policy on what happens next? Is the district mandated to notify parents? Is the student referred to the contracted counselors who now work on shen campus?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  School personnel want to ensure that all students feel safe in the school environment. Information that is shared with school personnel is confidential unless there is a safety concern. School employees may recommend further counseling to assist students in meeting their needs.

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When will our pictures be updated on the portal?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  When the schools receive the pictures from the photographer they are sent to IMS and they upload them to the portal.

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My children are new to the district and we are looking to purchase ‘Shen’ gear to support our schools. Is there a way to purchase these items, or is this solely through sports teams?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The school store sells Shen apparel. The PTAs sell apparel to fundraise. The district is currently working on a way to sell Shen apparel direct to customers.

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As a school and community I think we all need to recognize that vaping in our middle schools and high schools is becoming a problem that we can’t ignore. Our youth are seeing vaping as “cool” and not a health risk because they are marketed as “safe” as compared to cigarettes. We need to educate them on the addictive nature of any product with nicotine and that these vaping devices,and the liquids used in them, aren’t regulated for safety, or ingredients. As a school please help!

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The District does address this in health classes.

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When is the district going to update the website so that phone numbers include area codes?. It would make calling from a cell phone easier.

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. I think I got them all. If you see one, please let me know at defekell@shenet.org

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Are teachers and/or students permitted to dress up for Halloween?

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. That is a building-based decision. Ask your principal.

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Has the district ever considered contracting out to one of the pharmacy chains to hold a flu shot clinic for the students? It could be done during PE classes. I’m just curious as to how many students actually get an annual flu shot. This may help parents and guardians who either can’t afford the shot or don’t have time to take their child to get it. May also cut down on illness and absences.

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We have looked into this in the past however due to the size of our district and logistics, it would be very difficult to coordinate.  

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A quick question regarding gender neutrality taking center stage because once again Shen is all about being up on all things 21st century! Since there will no longer be signs designating “boys” and “girls” bathrooms will it be acceptable and not frowned upon when a male (adult) who happens to need a restroom, opts to identify as a female and uses the girl’s bathroom? How does one know and differentiate between those who are now coming out and identifying and those that are creeeps amount us? Can you say for certain there are no employees with otherwise nefarious pasts and what would prevent someone from simply stating they now identify as the opposite sex? There would be nothing a school could do to prevent them from using the restroom occupied by someone they would be preying upon. Am I saying this exists, no! However, stop jumping to the forefront trying to be “that school” who’s first to do it all and think about the lives you’re messing with! However, since Shen is all about their sports…I’ll sit back and wait for this show because you know it’s coming. This will once again bring the school district to national news…smh

Written by on September 28, 2017 in Grapevine

A. This wasn’t a quick question and Shen is not removing signs designating boy and girl restrooms. We continue to have both boy/girl restrooms and gender neutral restrooms. Nothing has changed.

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