Archive for February, 2018

What is Shens grading policy? specifically the idea of middle schoolers having the ability to re do all testing as they wish? or is that a myth? what is the homework grading policy> is the the hour limitation still in action? is Shen reconsidering anything about their grading policy, due, to many of the changes in the grading policies that are flooding around us. Thanks, sorry this question is a longer one.

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YGZmV941vTJFlMZOPmgaiLuapvfI6QT-TbTYQkgS4Po/view

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Having campus security directing traffic by Koda and Gowana at dismissal does NOT help at all! In order to effectively direct traffic, I believe you give traffic from every direction an opportunity to go. I sat for eight minutes yesterday while cars from every other direction were allowed to pass…THEN since we were there so long, we then had to wait for all the buses to leave. It took me 25 minutes to get from Koda to the other side of campus HSE. Poor traffic direction makes an already busy situation worse. Very frustrating!

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

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Can we PLEASE visit the idea of metal detectors and/or armed guards at the entrances of Shen schools? How many more tragedies will it take for us to become pro-active as it relates to on campus school violence?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Getting 10,000 students and their backpacks through metal detectors each morning is simply not feasible. How would we protect the students waiting in line to go through the metal detector? Plus, according to law enforcement, it only provides a false sense of security. Using metal detectors only works if you were to operate schools […]

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Please explain the standard policy for finding a student in possession of a controlled substance? Is Marijuana possession handled the same way?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Please see the Code of Conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rg_BcKwYMPUPZbgrIowcHSd5jII5T1FFbFubjx-Wmy4/view

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Is shen going to start active shooter drills? What are other precautions the school could take to make sure a school shooting doesn’t happen?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The district already has those drills. A letter went out to parents/guardians about the precautions the district takes. This is also posted on the website under breaking news.

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Why are there so many potholes by the swimming pool and when will they be fixed

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The potholes in this area are from the heavy school bus traffic. These potholes have been repaired twice with patching solutions during the winter, however proper adhesion is not favorable with the weather and cold temps. Once the asphalt plants reopen in the spring  more lasting repairs will be made.

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Why does water, out of the HSE filtered water fountains, taste salty. I understand that filtration does not dispose of salt, but really?? You spend all this money on filtered water fountains and then the water is still terrible due to salt.

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The water service for High School West and the entire district town is supplied from the town of Clifton Park. Water fountains provide filtering and many offer bottle filing devices.

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I would like to offer a suggestion. When you mail out the kindergarten registration packet, can Shen please add a list of the available kindergarten wrap programs that offer childcare in the district? Some parents need to work and this would be helpful for us to have, since the district only offers a half day kindergarten program. Thank you

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The district does not maintain a list of daycare centers, and cannot make recommendations or endorsements regarding businesses in the area.  Since this list is ever-changing, a google search of “Clifton Park daycare” or similar, will give you a current list to get started.

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Is there a sophomore semi formal this year? When ?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. No.

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You brought your child to their school early because you had to get to work early. Do you realize that the school is NOT a day care service? I have seen children showing up to school an hour and a half early-really? What do you think your children are doing with that time? What are they exposed to by other children? Should I do what I was hired for or should I babysit your child? How about you take responsibility for your child? I realize there my be circumstances that arise but I can say for a fact there is a core group of children sitting in the Acadia lobby EVERY day.

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

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