Archive for March, 2018

When an elementary school hosts intramurals before the start of school are they required to have a school nurse available?

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A. No, they are not.  

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Ugh. Another weather event, and every other district is informing students of the plan. It’s 8 pm and literally every other district has called for a delay on 3/7. But Shen says nothing. Do you understand that parents need to plan for childcare? That children get anxious if we tell them we are keeping them home either way because they care about school and don’t want to miss important instruction? You work for us. Waiting til the last minute is unprofessional and wildly inconsiderate. How many times does this need to happen?

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A. Shenendehowa has never called a snow day or delay the day before because things change. Our process for these days can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/about-us/public-informationcommunications/emergency-closings-delays-and-early-dismissal/

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Am I allowed to go to the chorus concert without being related to anyone singing? I want to watch my friends perform.

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A. Yes, they are open to the public.

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Are the shen security personnel armed? (I understand if you cant answer this for security reasons). If not, security personnel should be armed so that they could react to active shooters before police arrive.

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A. No, they are not armed.

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How many snow days can we get a year ? Are we allowed to go over if nessasary ?

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A. 180 days of instruction are required by N.Y.S. The number of emergency days revolves around that. 

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why do kids get yelled at for wearing hoods but not yelled at if they’re wearing hijabs?

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A. Dress Code, BOE Policy 4410R: Students, at the discretion of the building administration, may be allowed to wear head wear in school. Head wear for medical or religious purposes is permitted, as long as appropriate documentation or notification is provided.

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Why are there cameras in middle school and why are the administrators treating them as a tool to get people to behave.

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A. To get people to behave.

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Where can I find all the shen boe policies, Thank You!

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A. https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/shenboe/home-1/shen-boe-policy-manual-1/table-of-contents

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can teachers force students to stand for the pledge?

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A. No.

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Has Shen ever gotten a intruder with a weapon come into school?

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A. There was a situation where a student entered the high school lobby with a weapon many years ago (late 1980s or early 1990s). The student was stopped by an administrator and no one was injured.

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