Archive for January, 2018

Last year the school said they were going to improve the amount of time students spend on homework. However, homework has only increased this year, I see no improvement. The Algebra II H math department assigns an unreasonable amount of work as if we don’t have other things to do. The homework takes at least an hour and no one has time for that. It causes a lot of stress for the students, there have been no improvements from last year at all.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Some courses require more time than others and the rate at which students complete homework varies.  If you are routinely spending an hour or more on homework in one class, feel free to set up time to discuss this with your teacher.  Your parent may also want to reach out to the teacher directly.

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if you fail 7th-grade science do you need to go to summer school?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Please speak with you counselor, who will be able to explain the big picture (as it pertains your individual needs) and who can give you a summary of the short and long-term impact on your academic path.

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Why during two-hour delays are classroom aides monitored (arrival times and work productivity) while special education aides are not?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Snow emergency days present many challenges as we work to prepare the schools and transport students safely.   It is expected that all employees will be professional, report to work and assist where needed (as many staff members do) supervising students who are dropped off early or helping out with other tasks that arise from […]

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What is the mascot’s name?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. It doesn’t have one. 

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I have been banned from the wi-fi for using a VPN, how do I get my privileges back?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The first step is to remove all VPN’s from your device.  You can then ask a staff member to submit a ticket including the MAC address of your device.  Repeat offenders may be denied for a period of time.

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To whoever answers these, why is netflix, webkinz, and club penguin BLOCKED?! This is taking away my education because webkinz and club penguin teach me about family life UNLIKE SHEN. Shows me how to live on my own! And netflix is needed when I’m bored. #freenetflix

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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The HSW monitors need to be taught how to do there job! I brought my kid early to school because I was called in early to work and I don’t allow him to take the bus because the bus driver is rude and the kids are mean. It was freezing outside and they wouldn’t allow him inside in the warmth and had to stand outside in the cold. He got really sick from the cold and now has to miss school because the monitors ego couldn’t get injured by letting the students do things. Other parents has incidents with the monitors and went to the principal and the principal didn’t do anything.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Please contact the principal with your concern. Some monitors are at their posts as of 6:45 AM (including delayed days). If monitors are there, students are allowed in at that time.  Before that, the building is not open and you should not assume that someone will be there to let your child in.

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Is there an indoor track my ninth grade could use at shen to train for a running test?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  We don’t have an indoor track.  The YMCA has the only indoor track in Clifton Park.

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What are the chances of the Shen Musical Company producing Wicked?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Each year, the musical director reviews several options.  Factors influencing a decision include rating, cost, availability, appropriateness, and feasibility of the show.  It doesn’t appear that Wicked is currently an option with respect to availability.

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Why is each elentart school allowed to have different fifth grade moving up celebrations? Some have none and others have very elaborate parties. It’s not fair to those children who have no field trip or party to celebrate together.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  While the schools do many things in a similar way, each school also has its own culture and traditions

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