Archive for October, 2017

Why can’t we dress as clowns at Gowana?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A.  The district’s dress code prohibits clothing (or costumes) that are distracting to the district’s primary mission which is the education of our students. For that reason, most of our schools are moving away from costumes in school on Halloween, instead opting for after-school activities. Many of the Halloween costumes are violent or inappropriate for […]

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Why do seniors have to go to school on PSAT day

Written by on October 24, 2017

A. To learn.

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Is cheer a sport

Written by on October 24, 2017

A. Yes. Cheerleading is now classified as a sport by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

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Has shen ever considered getting certified to have IB programs be taught at the highschool?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A.  The superintendent has looked into it extensively and the decision is to stick to the provision of a a wide array of AP courses which are more readily accepted by colleges and recognized as being extremely rigorous. 

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My daughter will be a senior next year. Can you tell me how parking permits/passes are given out? Is there an application? Is there a deadline? How is this handled?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A. You can find the answers to your questions under Senior Privileges: https://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/high-school-senior-privileges/

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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

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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can the athletic trainer do x rays

Written by on October 24, 2017

A.  No, if there is a suspicion of a fracture he will send them to an orthopedic doctor or Urgent Care, if an emergency, for any diagnostic x-rays.

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Is the Checkpoint B language exam considered a Regents exam by the NYS Education Department?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A.  No, Checkpoint B is not a Regents Exam.

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if you go on a college visit on a school day, is that considered an excused absence?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A. Yes. According to the BOE Policy/Regulation 7110R: The reasons and applicable documentation deemed acceptable for an excused absence when school is in session, include, but are not limited to, the following: Personal illness; Illness or death in the family; Impassable roads or weather; Required court appearances; Quarantine; Attendance at health clinics; Approved college visits; […]

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Can a junior get a parking pass during their sports season

Written by on October 17, 2017

A. No.

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