Archive for March, 2017

I have a question about allocation of money for sports: I have heard that football player’s uniforms are provided for them while tennis dresses, for example, cost $60 and are paid for by the athlete. Does the district regularly discriminate between sports, in terms of funds provided?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A.  The tennis teams were and have been offered the opportunity to have the school buy them uniforms through the budget and bid process that all teams go through.  They have chosen over the years to buy their own.

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Can high school east teachers make students stay after school?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A.  Yes.  Teacher can ask students to stay after school for academic or behavioral reasons, and will contact parents to be sure that they have parental permission.

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What are the attendance requirements for graduating? I can’t find them anywhere on the site

Written by on March 30, 2017

A. You can find the district attendance policy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16RkTOzfb6wmzRWLULae_uSObE3IvG42X534v3VXuUSc/view and regulation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cd8b4NfcXvaywqUFePr0gcP8dpAIyfzzSFnWdGj5ERo/view

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How can I get my working papers?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A. Here is our web page with information about Working Papers: https://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/working-papers/

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How much to parents have to pay to shen?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A. Public education is funded through state aid and property taxes, not direct payments from parents.

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Is my son required to take the New York State Test?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A. Yes, unless you send a “Refusal to Take the Test.” letter to your child’s principal. This applies only to the Gr. 3-8 tests. NYS Regents are required to graduate. Because students must, by law, take Regents exams to graduate, we recommend that they take the Gr. 3-8 tests to get used to taking standardized […]

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Does the English regents factor into the AP Language and Composition final grade?

Written by on March 30, 2017

A.  No, it does not.

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Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16 each carry a three-year term. The deadline for petitions is April 18…

Written by on March 23, 2017

Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election on May 16 each carry a three-year term. The deadline for petitions is April 18. Education law requires that a candidate provide a petition signed by at least 52 qualified voters (2% of the number of residents who voted in the last district election). Candidates […]

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Do you have to pay to get into Shensational?

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. No,  it is free.

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Is kindergarten going to full day in September?

Written by on March 23, 2017

A. No.

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