Archive for September, 2018

Is there a modified indoor track for middle schoolers?

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. The list of sports offered at Shen can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/athletics/athletics-staff-directory/

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I have never commented on a staff members clothing choice, but a photo posted on Facebook showing a teacher whose shorts are far too short; in fact they would not comply with the student dress code, much less the staff dress code. The employees should model proper attire for the students, and her choice was not proper.

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. The Code of Conduct specifically states: Staff members are expected to model appropriate dress and decorum, recognizing the significant role and impression they have on students.

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What are the requirements to get a jcp?

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VdCEsREWFuI_cb-p0JQlKZa-wJDJA1qUFwm1HgMPCdg/view

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Is there any way to check archived Grapevine posts that happened earlier than the last one on the page?

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. Yes, through the Grapevine Archive links on the right-hand side of the page.

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Hi, in Gowana today the social-studies teachers had to show a presentation on cyber-bullying. It said one of the bad things to do was to say things that were “Hate Speech”. It should not be included in the presentation because that is a very controversial topic. Tell me, what DEFINES “Hate Speech”? You can’t answer that for everyone because some people think somethings are hateful while others do not. Also, this was not brought up in the presentation, but isn’t a simple solution to this just to block the person in question?

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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I do not understand why there is a policy that allows people to not stand for the pledge. This is extremely disrespectful to the country. Just because you “don’t like D.Trump” doesn’t make it OK to disrespect the entire country. You guys have a code of conduct for tolerance and such, but not for disrespecting the country?

Written by on September 21, 2018

A. It is not a policy, it is law. In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that requiring the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments. 

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Stevo Poulin was presented with his NYS championship ring at halftime. Stevo is the 99lb  state wrestling champion freshman.

Stevo Poulin was presented with his NYS championship ring at halftime. Stevo is the 99lb state wrestling champion freshman.

Written by on September 10, 2018

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why does shen never cancel sports when it’s 105 outside and not safe for anyone to be outside for over 10 minutes? that’s so unsafe and ridiculous to put children’s safety at risk. safety is not first in this situation.

Written by on September 6, 2018

A. This is not accurate.  Shen follows all the rules and procedures the New York State Public High School Athletic  Association has for heat.  Those can be found by clicking here: http://nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Safety/Heat%20Index%20Procedure_1.pdf

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Hello, I was wondering if students attending HSE are allowed to carry their backpacks with them all day. I know that we weren’t able to do so in HSW however I was curious as to if we are able to in East. Thank you!

Written by on September 6, 2018

A. Yes, HSE students can carry backpacks.

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Can 9th graders in HSW carry their backpacks around or do they have to stay in their lockers?

Written by on September 6, 2018

A.  Students at HSW are to store their backpack in their locker upon their arrival and it is to remain there until their departure.  Students that need to keep their bags with them throughout the school day due to a particular health need are to see the school nurse to obtain permission to do so.

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