Archive for December, 2018

Can I decorate my chromebook with stickers as long as there is nothing inappropriate?

Written by on December 18, 2018

A. No.

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It is vitally important that people follow school bus traffic laws and also people report offenders. This video from inside a bus shows a vehicle passing a stopped SHEN bus as a student is boarding.

Written by on December 14, 2018

It is vitally important that people follow school bus traffic laws and also people report offenders. This video from inside a bus shows a vehicle passing a stopped SHEN bus as a student is boarding. We don’t want to wait for a tragedy to act. The safety of our children is all of our responsibility. […]

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Does HSE provide tutors for kids who struggle with classes? Where do I find them?

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. Yes, the College, Career and Counseling Center.

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How will your GPA be affected if you receive an F for a class, without any numerical grade?

Written by on December 3, 2018

A.  UPDATE: The original answer went with a different question. Here is the answer to this question: If a student transfers in, we use the following conversion for transcripts – If a class we offer is a “P” Pass “F” Fail – that does not convert to any number grade – a P or F […]

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Can you give an update on the completion time for HSE library? It’s such a huge inconvenience to students to have it unusable for so long.

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. It is estimated to be ready sometime in the new year.

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Hi, I would like to ask about whether or not teachers are allowed to play Holiday and Christmas Music during class, as long as every student is okay with it?

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. Please see regulation 8360 https://docs.google.com/document/d/14BqXRXBXqIiMZYJlvskbGDDpQweOMJ9u58Zuex8pNHA/view

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Why doesn’t Shen allow varsity athletes to be exempt from PE?

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. New York State doesn’t allow athletes to be exempt from PE.

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Why did Shen decide to make the new shenschools.org domain when setting up G Suite? Why would they not just use an existing domain (shenet.org) so that not all staff would have 2 email addresses and so that students would have the same domains as teachers. It just seems illogical in all regards. Please let me know why she chose to do this.

Written by on December 3, 2018

A.  We could not use the same domain name at the time because we had/have an existing exchange email system using shenet.org.

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Do girls in 8th grade have to try out for outdoor modified track in the spring, or do they just get placed on a team? Also, is there cuts?

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. There are no tryouts for modified track.

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Why do certain students require an aide to accompany them? Isn’t it really expensive? My son tells me there are some special-needs students who do absolutely nothing – no school work, yet we’re spending huge amounts of money on political correctness and mainstreaming.

Written by on December 3, 2018

A.  Students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate education, just like your son. This is what is best for students AND required by federal and state laws. In order to have meaningful participation in school, some students require a high level of support. We constantly monitor and evaluate services for our […]

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