Archive for September, 2017

i forgot my code for my lunch account, where can i find it?

Written by on September 28, 2017

A. You can either call the food service department or ask the cashier when you go through the lunch line.  

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Why can’t we eat food in the library?

Written by on September 28, 2017

A. The same reason why you can’t take out a book from the cafeteria. That is not its purpose.

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Can you do weight room even if you do not do a Shen sport

Written by on September 28, 2017

A. Yes.  The weight room is open every day after school from 2:45 to 5:00 pm.

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Why is each percussion student in the HSE band required to purchase their own snare drum sticks, bell mallets, timpani mallets, and yarn marimba mallets. I just purchased these for my child (no snare sticks) and paid $115! This is crazy! Why doesn’t Shen have a supply for these kids to use? It’s not like they are playing an instrument that they can bring home! So why doesn’t Shen have these in the band room for the students to use. Ex. there is only one student who can play a timpani at a time yet all percussion students will have mallets for it. Why?

Written by on September 28, 2017

A.  Percussion students at the middle and high school are asked to purchase only one set of mallets/sticks each year, a cost similar to what other students would have to pay yearly for reeds, mouthpieces, etc.

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Hi. I am a student in HSW and an avid leggins-wearer. Leggings are comfortable and they can be worn with many other articles of clothing. We didn’t have to do this in eighth grade, but why do we have to wear shirts that come till mid-thigh in length just to wear leggings? Wearing a top that doesn’t come till mid-thigh doesn’t mean that this outfit is provocative but rather puts a deeper restraint on female students in the building. As a female student, I find this dress code policy very derogatory to girls. Please explain this rule. Wearing a shorter top will not and should not hinder someone else’s education.

Written by on September 28, 2017

A. The purpose of school is to learn. Restrictions on fashion are made at the building level based on whether or not someone’s choices are safe and appropriate and/or disrupt, distract or interfere with the educational process or participation in a school activity/function. 

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I already picked up my parking pass for this school year, but I will now be driving a different car to school with a different license plate. How do I get the pass changed?

Written by on September 20, 2017

A. Please let the class assistant principal’s office know and they will make the change.

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Is there a cap on how many kids at this district can be classified as having disabilities? It seems very difficult to get any assistance for kids that need it at this district. What’s going on?

Written by on September 20, 2017

A.  In order for a student to be identified as having a learning disability, the student must first receive systematic, targeted interventions to remediate specific academic skill deficits (Response to Intervention-RTI). Once appropriate interventions have been tried and a student continues to demonstrate academic gaps, the student must undergo a full evaluation by the Committee […]

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Do Shen school busses have cameras that detect when a driver passes a stopped school bus? If not, why?

Written by on September 20, 2017

A.  Shen school buses do not have cameras that detect when cars pass their red lights and stop sign when picking up and discharging passengers. There is no New York State law that allows these cameras to be used to enforce the illegal passing. New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) which represents School Transportation […]

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Where can a student drop off their lacrosse equipment if their parents can’t drive them everyday? (Acadia.) Thanks.

Written by on September 20, 2017

A. Yes, in the attendance office.

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I’m writing to you about your contradiction on ” pets on school grounds ” signs. Your signs all start with ” No pets on school grounds “, but then you go on about ” having your pets on a leash”, ” cleaning up after your pet”, and so forth. I personally own pets, but I would never think about bringing them to school events. I’m really getting annoyed with pet owners letting there dogs urinate on bleachers, fences and corners of buildings along the sports fields. When your cleaning up after your dog, your not getting all of it! This needs to be addressed!

Written by on September 20, 2017

A. Thanks for highlighting that contradiction. We will certainly review relevant policies and signage to ensure a consistent practice. 

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