Archive for March, 2019

The Shenendehowa Board of Education has approved the 2019-20 school-year calendar…

Written by on March 18, 2019

The Shenendehowa Board of Education has approved the 2019-20 school-year calendar… https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A5uTAuIJX_h-jcVYtJvWPw_oGmlL82EbihND65PivDw/view    

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2019 School-year Fire Inspection Report

Written by on March 18, 2019

Fire Inspection Report – Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for the 2019 school year of the Shenendehowa Central School District buildings for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein; has been completed and the report thereof is available at the office of Facilities and Operations at 946 […]

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Are off the shoulder shirts against the middle school dress code?

Written by on March 14, 2019

A. According to the dress code students shall not wear garments that are revealing or see-through (including those that expose one’s midriff or otherwise potentially expose private parts of the body, such as tube tops and halters. With that being said, the dress code is subject to interpretation. My suggestion is this…if you question it, […]

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Is there a place where we can see how many calories are in one of the main courses for lunch at the middle school?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. No,you can contact the kitchen or the food service office and they can provide it for you.

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Can the IMS department allow the addition of the “Password Checkup” extension offered by “google.com”? This extension would help students see if any of their passwords have been stolen. Link https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/password-checkup/pncabnpcffmalkkjpajodfhijclecjno

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Staff can submit a helpdesk ticket requesting additional extensions that support instruction.  All requests are reviewed for their educational merits and compliance with data security standards.

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Why are we blocked from using our personal email on our chromebooks?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. To protect our students from predators and other threats Shen’s G-Suites domain is what’s considered a “walled garden.” As such student’s email communication are restricted to Shen staff and students.  Furthermore, offs-site content filtering (required by law) is applied to a student’s shenschools.org account.  If students were permitted to logon to Chromebooks using their […]

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What does “SETR” stand for, in regards to the homeroom with this name at HSW?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Students from East that Travel.

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Are teachers allowed to assign homework over week-long breaks from school? Kinda defeats the purpose of a break

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. According to BOE 8440R – Assignment of Homework Policy/Regulation: Assignments over vacation periods should be rare and limited to projects that began in advance of the break period and extend beyond the break period. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i8H0WVYEfbaAUrZTsOSBMG-ERskS5o3IQ_ZxBJy3bPQ/view

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The parking lot at the rear of HSE is over-crowded. Staff park wherever and extend into areas around the cul de sac of trees, then crossing the area where parents are expected to drive as they drop off students. Staff parking along the marked areas cross 2 lanes of traffic outside of the cross walks. No parent wants to injure a staff member. PLEASE encourage staff to use the cross walks and park only in marked areas

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Thanks for the feedback. This summer the district will be reworking much of the parking and roadways around the high school.

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Please post the wording on the petition concerning the new bathroom policy. How many students signed? Did parents also sign? What is the new bathroom policy and what are the concerns of the students? Why are parents once again cut out of the equation?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Only the Board of Education can set policy. It is not a policy, that implies long-term, districtwide and not changeable. Like high schools across the country, Shenendehowa High School has been struggling to contain the vaping problem among students.  The high school administration has been trying a bunch of different things to address the […]

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