Archive for December, 2018

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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Has the school ever considered putting some sort of tracker on the buses? For instance there could be an app, where the students are able to type in some information, such as the bus #, which would then tell us where the bus is, and how much time we have before it arrives to our bus stop. This way it would be a lot easier to be able to know how much time we have, and be able to make the bus on time and be ready early. Thanks.

Written by on December 3, 2018

A. In 2017, the district did test an App which would allow parents and students to track their bus location/arrival time. Unfortunately the app did not perform as we had hoped. We experienced a significant time difference on some of the buses from anywhere between 2-9 minutes, this would have created more issues for the […]

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