Archive for October, 2018

I am still uncertain about the fact that my child can not have her phone out during lunch, I myself work so having to answer phone calls from the school while I am in a busy place does not work out. I would must rather be able to send her a quick text of if i am picking her up that day than having to call the school to contact her. I understand that they should not have their phones out during normal classes, but lunch is not academic. I am sure I am not the only parent who has dealt with this. My child goes to Gowana Middle School.

Written by on October 16, 2018

A.  Unless used for instructional reasons, the faculty, staff and administration throughout the tri-building are consistently enforcing the rule of no cell phones out during the instructional day.  Having cell phones out at lunch leads to the cell phones still being in the student’s possession in afternoon classes. Cell phones are a tremendous distraction for […]

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Silly question question, I know, but what exactly is an Open House? Is it an opportunity to meet individually with your kiddo’s teachers? Or is it more of a walk-through meet and greet sort of thing?

Written by on October 16, 2018

A. More of a meet and greet.

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I know someone who started a club in HSE last year, and I heard that no more clubs could be made after that. Is this true? If not, where do I go if I want to start a new club?

Written by on October 16, 2018

A. You can’t just “start” a club. There is budgeting involved. Talk to your principal.

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can girls try out for the football team?

Written by on October 16, 2018

A. Yes, under commissioner’s regulations and NYSPHSAA rules regarding mixed competition   Info can be found here. http://nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Handbook/2018-19%20Handbook/NYSPHSAA%20Handbook%20002.pdf

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What is the curriculum for the Life Skills program at Shatekon?

Written by on October 16, 2018

A.  The FSD curriculum is comprised of a variety of different programs and instructional approaches designed to meet the unique needs of students as they progress through a modified and adapted curriculum. Examples include, TouchMath, Equals Math, Reading Milestones, Reading A to Z, Unique Learning, etc.

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can you switch into math lab if your struggling in regular math

Written by on October 16, 2018

A. If a student is struggling in math, he or she should see their counselor to talk about a possible change to their schedule.

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Laura Jacon’s second grade class at Arongen are learning about growth mindset and creating a positive self image to enhance their respectful, hardworking classroom community. More photos…

Laura Jacon’s second grade class at Arongen are learning about growth mindset and creating a positive self image to enhance their respectful, hardworking classroom community. More photos…

Written by on October 15, 2018

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