Archive for October, 2017

I do not have a problem saying the Pledge of Allegiance, however whenever I come to school a little late and we have to say it and I am trying to get where I need to go, I am aggressively yelled at to say it by monitors if i continue walking to homeroom, and I have seen other students being treated the same way. I am a 12th grader in HSE and ever since 9th grade when i was in HSW this has been an issue. I have not addressed this earlier because I did not know how to do so. I saw somebody comment asking if they were forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance or not and the response was no. So therefore, my question is, Are the monitors in the wrong for taking those precautions? If they are, can they please be reprimanded. Thank you

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  Students are not compelled to say it, verbally, but students are asked not to be disrespectful or distracting during the pledge.

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what is our dresscode on confederate flag clothing

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. According to the dress code in the Code of Conduct: “In order to promote and foster a culturally proficient school environment preserving respect, dignity, and civility, students shall not wear or display racially or ethnically provocative or divisive symbols or items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others because of race, color, religion, […]

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Is there a reason the below items on the football scoreboard do not work? >. down: >. yds to go: >. ball on:

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The football officials association will run the scoreboard/ game clock but not the down, yards to go and ball on features.    

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can the athletic trainer do x rays

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

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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The mouse problem in the school is ridiculous. Shen seems to not take the cleanliness of the school and the health of the students seriously. Especially around the cafeteria

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  We do appreciate your feedback and kwe indeed take it very seriously, especially in eating areas. We have an extensive pest management program in place. We will be sure to investigate these areas ASAP.

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If all that cafeteria food is frozen then how many microwaves do yall got back there and how come we cant get kid cuisine up in here (HSW)

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A. The food is not all frozen. The food service department prepares/cooks most of the food that is served. 

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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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Can you take HVCC 150 for Math without taking Alegbra 2 For example, going from HVCC 110 directly to 150. Can you do that?

Written by on October 24, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  No, students who take HVCC 110 go to Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 with Lab. 

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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 in Grapevine

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 in Grapevine

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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