Archive for July, 2019

Where is the link for the 2019-2020 academic calendar?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. https://www.shenet.org/about-us/events-calendar/

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Were all the Graduations Walkthrough video taped or photos taken. Seniors got emails to sign up and when to go to their elementary schools but apparent Okte videos/photos werent posted. Were the parents suppose to post them. Why waste students time if the were not posted.

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. They are posted now. The purpose of the event is not whether or not photos are posted…it is for graduates to see former teachers and serve as role models for the students currently at that school.

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For such a huge district, I have always sung the praises of how Shen goes above and beyond to help students make connections….6th grade middle school program, 9th grade self-contained building, senior walk-throughs. However, I think it may be time to look at the graduation. With our 3rd child graduating this year, we have been able to see how it has evolved with each child. This year, we arrived a full hour and 10 minutes PROIR to the start of the ceremony and were unable to find 5 seats for our immediate family inside. True. Not 5 seats available. People were saving rows of seats and one mother even had an entire section “saved” in the balcony. We ended up getting our chairs out of the trunk and taking “lawn seats.” It may be time to treat it as many college graduations do and give each graduate 4 inside tickets for family. This way, the families could use them as they see fit (maybe grandma would be more comfortable inside, but ant Lucy and the twins would love the lawn), and underclassmen there to support their peers can be up on the lawn. It was all just a little too big. A little too out of control. A little too impersonal an ending to what was a very personal 13 year journey. Just a suggestion.

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. We have received a number of complaints about that unfortunate situation this year. We will be looking to address it moving forward.

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How do you earn medals for graduation?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. There is only one medal for graduation…for GPA of 95 or above.

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When does school start?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. https://www.shenet.org/about-us/events-calendar/

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Graduation was a beautiful ceremony! Where can I find a list of what all the different colored cords represent? I know some are for honor societies and my daughter would like to read about all of them and understand the requirements as she begins her high school years. Thanks!

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. They are listed on the Graduation page: https://www.shenet.org/shen-high-school/graduation-information/

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do you stop answering grapevine messages over the summer?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. No.

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Does the checkpoint b exam count as a regents since it is done during regents week?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. No.

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Hello, how do I go about a getting a stone in the student garden for my son who was a shen student that passed away?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. So sorry for your loss, please contact the high school principal.

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Is it true that Middle Schoolers are getting 9 weeks of summer vacation this year, when we usually get 10?

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. Summer vacation is June 26-September 4…10 weeks.

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