Archive for July, 2018

There has been recent discussion of an upcoming drug testing of an athletic team upon team finalization. I was seeking insight on whether this was something likely to happen or not, and if varsity athletic teams are allowed to drug test players. Thank you.

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Untrue.

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I don’t understand. Previously you had said you did receive an IP address and then you said you didn’t. Then you said that you got a MAC address. What is true? Is this completely anonymous?

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The system used for the old website provided an IP address. This website uses WordPress which does not. So it is anonymous. However…it could probably be traced by law enforcement if the need arose. 

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Why do some Stillwater school buses have cameras on the side of the bus, but Shen’s do not? Seems like a good safety measure. Thanks!

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Stillwater may have added a camera to the side in anticipation of the Stop Arm Camera Bill being passed by the State Legislature. Unfortunately, the Stop Arm Camera Bill was not passed. If the bill eventually becomes law, we will also add side mounted cameras to our school buses.

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If I do a fall sport and still want to take drivers ed in the fall can I take it on the weekends? How does that work?

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The Driver Ed program (fall & spring) offers Saturday as an option for class and drive-time. However, it may still conflict with participation in a sport. Make sure that you check with your coach. More information regarding the Driver Ed Fall 2018  will be posted in early August. https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/community-services/community-education/driver-s-education

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Hi, I was wondering who I should contact about the amount of Summer homework many children have? It seems if you are in HS and in accelerated or honors classes, you get punished over the summer. The amount of time spent – daily – on homework is unacceptable (Math, English and Social Studies). My child is also taking a voluntary health class this summer and has that work as well. That should be more than enough! Thank you.

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Contact information for all of the academic administrators for the various subject areas can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/contact-us/

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What is the average air speed velocity of an unladen Swallow?

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. According to Google…about 24 miles per hour.

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I was wondering if there is a school supply list for 9th grade at HSW — or should the students wait until the first day of their classes. I tried to contact the office but had no luck. If you could let me know I would certainly appreciate it very much.

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There is a basic supply list for all high school students at: https://www.shenet.org/school-supplies/high-school-supply-list/. Most of your classes will give a supply list that first week.

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If I want to do drivers ed in the fall where can I find the registration form

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Information will be posted here: https://sites.google.com/a/shenschools.org/community-services/community-education/driver-s-education

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Why did Shen take down the post about Jacob Monday’s passing?

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. We only post information about the deaths of current students/staff members and the post is usually left up for a few days.

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Is the district going to start looking at giving out tickets for graduation in future years as the classes are starting to grow? I have been to the 2016 and now the 2018 graduations and both times have been record breaking years. I was two hours early to find just 4 seats for my family and even left my other children home because I knew it was going to be hard to find seats. I was fighting for seats just for myself and husband to see OUR child graduate and there were people taping off WHOLE sections and rows for aunts, uncles, young cousins, and grandparents to see their child graduate. There were actual fights with people because of this. There should be rules with graduation about this and the school needs to place guidelines about this. Some parents had to sit on the lawn because of rude people taking 10 to 20 seats at a time. I told my family if they were coming they would sit on the lawn because I was not taking parent seats. Something really needs to be done!

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There are currently no plans to require tickets for graduation.

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