Archive for December, 2018

It’s the last week before winter back. I’m back from college and was wondering how can I visit my teachers at high school east this week?

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The best time to visit is at 2:40 when school gets out.

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Why does shen ban vpn? Do you know how sketchy that is? Does shen want to monitor what we do on our phones like some little babysitter? I think we can handle what we do on OUR phones that WE pay for, not Shen

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  School district are mandated to provide content filtering.  Using a VPN can circumvent the content filter and are not necessary because the school’s network is secure.  As per the BYOD policy students are welcome to use their personal devices while connected to the district’s WiFi (SHEN-BYOD).  The use of personal data plans while at […]

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Making all these new policies to try and “control vaping” is so obnoxious. Having a hall monitor walk through the bathroom all the time is not going to stop people from vaping, it never has and it never will. I I’m not personally a vape user, and I have twice experienced a hall monitor knocking on my bathroom stall door making sure I was not vaping. This is an invasion of personal space, privacy and extremely uncomfortable, especially considering that most people are not vape users.

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Personal space and privacy should not be violated. We are working to keep the bathrooms safe for all students. If you run into a situation where you feel this has occurred please see an administrator.

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I think that closing the benches in high school east is unfair and pointless. The library is currently closed which is where the vast majority of students would normally go when they needed to get homework completed. We are advised to go to the little theater which is hard to do work in when it’s an auditorium, the cafeteria which is loud so no work can be done or the benches. The benches are a more quiet environment where I went to get my work done because there were no distractions. I don’t understand what closing half of the benches does. It has made it so crowded when there is a large amount of space being wasted. I don’t know what is with this school closing litterally everything , from bathrooms, the front hallways and now the benches…. this needs to change. Thank you

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  While a portion of the South Benches was closed the North Benches were opened up. In total there is now more space available to students on the benches than before.

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Hi I am a youtuber and go to high school east, for my job I make money off of youtube. Would I be able to vlog my day (record a video of me at school). I will only show my face and whoever wants to be in it.

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Please speak with your principal.

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There is a version of minecraft on the Shenendehowa Staff’s Shared Drive so I am assuming I am able to play it. Does this go against Shen current policy to block certain things on the internet?

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A. No only approved software can be installed by staff on computers.  

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Is it true that HSE students are placed in either Gym 1 or Gym 2 for physical education based on their athletic ability? I’ve heard rumors that Gym 1 is the “A League” and Gym 2 is the “B League”.

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A. No.

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What is the policy for withholding recess for elementary kids? Visiting and subbing in the schools and talking with staff members I have found that different schools disciple differently. Some have a timeout table in the cafeteria and others make the kids sit out at recess or go to the office to sit. It is proven that elementary kids need time to run around and be kids, a lot more then they get now at school. It just astonishes me that teachers would be able to limit recess time for the kids that need it the most. Please let me know what the policy is for taking away recess for elementary students.

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  In accordance with our Health and Wellness Policy 5661, Physical activity shall only be withheld if a student is a danger to him/herself or others. Recess or other physical activity time will not be cancelled for instructional make up time. The withholding or denial of recess time should be limited and used only as […]

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Why is Shen discriminating against other religions by having a spirit week dedicated specifically to christmas? Why wasn’t there a spirit week for Hanukkah? Better yet, how about kwanzaa?!

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Spirit Week is not dedicated to Christmas… At the middle schools: Monday – Pajama day Tuesday – Ugly sweater day Wednesday – Wacky sock day Thursday – Holiday color day Friday – Hat Day At the high school: Monday – Holiday sock day Tuesday – Candy cane day Wednesday – Pajama day Thursday – Character […]

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As an 8th grader I was wondering if for our freshman year will we be getting new Chromebooks? Also will we need a case on them? The case makes them so hard to carry.

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The current plan is to provide new devices for incoming 6th and 9th graders.  Middle school students will continue to use cases but high school students are not provided a case and are not required to use one.  All students are responsible the cost of replacement parts due to accidental damage.

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