Archive for November, 2018

How many therapy dogs does HSE have?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. There are four approved therapy dogs.

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How come when paying taxes at Key Bank, you need the original bill and internet bill will not suffice? It does not state that anywhere – either on the bill or online.

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. The tax bills contain a barcode and copies often don’t allow the document to be scanned with a bar code reader. In addition, the original tax bill provides the bottom portion to be used as a paid receipt. The copies printed off the website do not have that feature, and copiers needed to copy […]

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Why has Shen not converted to LED lighting in schools and in lots yet? The energy savings could be significant as well as improved student outcomes, reduced carbon impact. When will the classrooms and roadways be upgraded to LED?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. LED upgrades are ongoing throughout the district. Many areas such as cafeterias, gyms, and some classrooms have already been upgraded. Exterior LED lighting is complete at the stadium and all areas surrounding the turf field complex. We also are looking forward to exterior parking lot LED light upgrades beginning summer 2019.  Also, facilities and operations […]

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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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I’m wondering why Tesago (and Shen) think it’s appropriate to have a 5th grade teacher have her class read the Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe which is about “a person being murdered, chopped apart and buried”? That is a direct quote from my 5th grader. This seems too “mature” for 10 year olds. The recommended age range is 10-14 for this story, which means for VERY mature 10 year olds, which obviously is not that case for an 20+ kid class. My child also tells me that they have the ‘opportunity’ to read an EAP story about a person drowning in their own blood. I understand this teacher has been allowed to teach about these stories for years but I don’t understand WHY, are we really just turning a blind eye to this. Is there really NO other appropriate story that could be taught?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A.  Poe is an important and influential American writer with his works widely studied.  Questioning the appropriateness of doing in fifth grade is answered in your own identification of the age range of 10-14. The author study is used to teach theme since similar themes are presented in several of his works, both poetry and […]

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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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