Archive for April, 2019

Yesterday my daughters’ teacher was absent and there was no sub. They had to split their class into the other 2 3rd grade classes. Is 35 kids in one classroom for the day against fire code? They didn’t have desks and had to work on the floor? This is a major safety co concern.

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. While it is not an ideal learning environment, it is not a fire code issue. Clearly, the goal is to always have a substitute for each teacher absent. While there is a substitute shortage, we will continue to make the best of each situation.

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Here’s an idea: How about instead of teaching girls to cover up their bodies because it might distract boys, teach boys to be decent human beings and control themselves. If someone in the school can’t handle seeing a bra strap or a belly button without freaking out, that is their own fault. Dress codes teach underage girls that their bodies are inherently sexual, and that rather than wearing what is comfortable for them (especially when it’s hot outside), they should cover up so as not to disrupt the learning process of some out of control teenage boys. I am sixteen years old. The sexualization of my body isn’t my fault. It’s the fault of whoever failed to teach these people to be respectful and decent to women. Just a thought as we head into the summer season.

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. Keep in  mind that boy’s undergarments are not allowed r to show and they have to wear shirts to cover their body as well. Boys would also not be allowed to wear really short shorts either.

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does shen have rotc

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A. No.

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Can you use your phone at the high schools?

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A. In general, yes.  If in a class, it is at the discretion of the teacher.

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Why do teachers have to switch between classrooms at HSE so often? Also, why is there not a series of classrooms in each hallway dedicated to one subject? In one of my classrooms, throughout the day there is a Social Studies, German, and Spanish class in the same room.

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. Many factors are taken into account for room assignments. They can include but are not limited to….technology in the room requested by the teacher, proximity to other rooms for students and teachers, teachers teaching multiple levels of classrooms, the capacity of rooms, limiting the number of times students have to travel the length of […]

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Where can I find my locker combination?

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A. On your schedule or stop by the Counseling Center.

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How does someone get a new student ID from the High School?

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A. You can request a new student ID in the principal’s office.

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Hi, I am a 6th grade student and I was wondering how do you get a talk with your counselor? I have been wanting to have a meeting to talk about something but I don’t know how you get a time where you can talk to your counselor. I’m guessing it’s not as easy as just writing a pass and going during a study hall. Thanks,

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. You can walk in the counseling office and let the counseling secretary know that you need to speak to your counselor.  The secretary will set up an appointment for you.

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I am shocked that my child sings such religious songs in high school east chorus and choraliers. Is there not some guidelines to restrict singing about such Christian music?

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. BOE policy 8360 speaks to religious content in schools.  In accordance with that policy, religious music may be taught for it’s musical value as long as criteria attached to 8360 is satisfied.  Vivaldi’s Gloria, which was performed at the most recent HS choral concert, is standard high school choral repertoire and exposed students to […]

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Does shen have the power to search kids cellphones when taken?

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. In accordance with the code of conduct 4410R – If a cell phone is used, activated or displayed at an unauthorized time, the student may be subject to disciplinary measures pursuant to the Code of Conduct. If the building administrator confiscates a student’s cell phone, it must be turned off and stored in the […]

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