Archive for February, 2017

In 9th grade, is there a class for honors Spanish – or is Spanish 2A considered an honors class?

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A.  We do not have honors-level classes in World Languages. Spanish 2A is the next appropriate progression for students who have scored an 80 or better on the Checkpoint A exam. Spanish 2 is for students who would benefit from a slower-paced curriculum.

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What is the grade you have to get in order to not fail? I thought it was a 53 and below was a failing grade. I’m in middle school.

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A. 65 is passing.

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My child told me that his geometry teacher went to Disney during school and not during a vacation. Does the school allow her to do this?

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A.  All employees are expected to be in attendance when school is in session.   

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Are the medals awarding people with >95 GPA at graduation for weighted or unweighted gpa?

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A. Weighted.

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How does early dismissal work for seniors at East?

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A.  If students have met all of their academic, behavioral and attendance requirements, they might be eligible for early release.

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

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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.

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Does shen submit weighted or unweighted GPA’s to colleges?

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A. Unweighted.

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Can girls join the shen football team?

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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

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What’s the district’s policy on the amount of time teachers give students to prepare for a quiz/test? Also does the district have a policy on teachers letting parents know when a quiz/test is going to take place?

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A.  Teachers typically give students a day (or sometimes more) notice of a quiz and usually a few days notice for a test. There is no policy related to this issue as it varies based on how long students have been studying the topic and many other factors such as a teacher’s judgment about when […]

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What is the total number of eligible district voters?

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A. We estimate between 51,000 and 55,000.

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