Archive for November, 2018

In High School west, are the counselors just for college and planning schedules or do they provide emotional support as well, like the ones in middle school? If not, is there a specific place in school for this? Thank you

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. All school counselor K-12 are available to students for academic, social emotional, and college and career support. At the HS students/parents can contact the counselors through the Counseling, College & Career Centers. 

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At age 17, can a student attending Shenendehowa drop out without parental consent?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. NYS Education Law states that a student must attend through the year which they turn 16.  Parents are requested to sign the forms, however there is nothing the school can do if they reach that age and refuse to come to school

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Why does shen have to give me ais and take away my study hall when the study hall is more useful because i can do my work in there and can’t work in ais.

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. In general terms:  Academic Intervention Services (AIS) are designed to learn skills needed for success in your current classes.  A study hall is beneficial for completing work or studying.  While both are important, they serve different functions.  You are encouraged to have a conversation with your teacher or principal to discuss your schedule and how […]

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Is nicotine gum allowed for students with nicotine addictions?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A.  If there is a prescription by a doctor and the gum is kept in the nurse’s office as per policy,

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Koda’s NJHS announces it’s 2018 Koda Holiday “Shoppe” Items wanted for December 12th and 13th. More info…

Written by on November 7, 2018

Koda’s NJHS announces it’s 2018 Koda Holiday “Shoppe” Items wanted for December 12th and 13th. Click on link for more information  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SSBQ1ZXA6THs6t4JzsEozZkAe8_D-NmYWHzhMg1f0s0/view

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It feels that the flags on campus are at half mast more often than not. Just out curiosity, is there someplace we can look to find out why the flags are flying low?

Written by on November 6, 2018

A. We lower flags based on notification from the Governor of New York.

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Who is the current President of the Board of Education?

Written by on November 6, 2018

A.  https://www.shenet.org/board-of-education/

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Its concerning to hear about so many fights at H.S.E…Often it seems they start as “rough housing” that gets out of control..Why doesn’t the high school have safety officers like the middle school. It seems the high school needs them more.

Written by on November 6, 2018

A. Both the high school and middle school have school resource officers. However, it is student discipline is the school administration’s responsibility.

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What’s with the blue domes showing up on the ceiling of HSE’s second floor?

Written by on November 6, 2018

A. Those are for emergency notification.

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How do you get medals for graduation?

Written by on November 6, 2018

A. https://www.shenet.org/could-you-please-explain-the-significance-of-the-cords-gold-tassels-and-medals-at-high-school-graduation/

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