Archive for November, 2019

Future season start dates

Written by on November 26, 2019

For future season start dates, please visit:  http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/PDF/Documents/NYSPHSAA%207%20Year%20Calendar%20of%20Events%2019-20.pdf

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Karigon staff participated on November 13th in the World Kindness day by wearing cardigans inspired by Mr. Rogers. More info…

Karigon staff participated on November 13th in the World Kindness day by wearing cardigans inspired by Mr. Rogers. More info…

Written by on November 25, 2019

Karigon staff participated on November 13th in the World Kindness day. World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness. As part of World Kindness Day and WQED’s 65th anniversary, the station […]

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Dr. Randy Cale presents to more than 200 Shen parents at Skano Elementary on Innovative Solutions for children with ADD/ADHD and anxiety.

Dr. Randy Cale presents to more than 200 Shen parents at Skano Elementary on Innovative Solutions for children with ADD/ADHD and anxiety.

Written by on November 25, 2019

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Why isn’t Shen more lenient with snow days if they don’t get withheld from public funding? Just curious, as I see you already have a lot of comments from other parents talking about this issue.

Written by on November 20, 2019

A. Because we believe education is important and we know that the winter in the northeast can run from October (yes, we have had snow storms in October) through April. It is going to snow here, it is going to snow frequently and our buses are going to have to drive in snow. So you […]

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All the responses on the grapevine about 11/19 are dismissive and it makes it seem that the school doesn’t want to admit when they made a mistake. Because letting children ride around on buses in those conditions was a mistake and was incredibly dangerous but of course Shen won’t admit that. A two hour delay would have helped the roads get at least a little bit better than they were.

Written by on November 20, 2019

A. Thanks for the feedback, they are not meant to be dismissive.

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It is November 19th and despite unclear roads and heavy snowfall, students are still in school today. Some teachers are not even in school yet, presumably due to the weather. Why does Shen refuse to use a 2-hour or even a one hour delay? I understand not wasting a snow day this early on in the year, but why does Shen insist on putting its students in danger? They put students on buses or tell them to drive themselves as if the roads are dry and clear, but there is snow and ice and slush everywhere, and the potential for accidents to occur exponentially more often than they usually would. I would just like to know why the choice was to not use a delay today (as plenty of other schools have), and I would like to request a legitimate answer. Respectfully, A concerned member of the Shen community

Written by on November 19, 2019

A. We never ask students or parents to drive. We have buses to accommodate every single child. On snowy days we encourage students to take the bus.

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Is money really more important than saftey? Why is it that a school especially as large as Shen won’t even give a 2 hour delay despite having over 4 inches of snow with snow continuing throughout the day? All other schools in the area besides Shen either have a delay or a snow day! Apparently Dr. Robinson doesn’t believe that safety is most important for students, staff, and parents. Shame on Shen.

Written by on November 19, 2019

A. THE DISTRICT DOES NOT LOSE MONEY FOR CALLING A SNOW DAY. As a parent you have the ability to use your own judgement and keep your child home any time it snows.

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I am sure this is not the first comment today about the weather but I feel it is important to share my strong concerns. Not having a 2 hour delay today was irresponsible on the part of the district. Why? What are we trying to prove? It is arrogant and inconsiderate. The vast majority of schools in the capital district had delays or closings. The roads were horrible. A two hour delay allows plows to get the road clear. I saw over 5 cars off the road. Safety is talked about constantly- What about this type of safety? Mental health is supposedly a priority but not reflected in choices we make to keep children, faculty and staff safe? Creating chaos at schools only creates a situation where more can go wrong and increases threat. You got it wrong today. State funding? Number of days in attendance? Professional development that can’t be rescheduled? Not worth the risk. I hope no one got seriously injured today. It has happened in the past. Shame on you. Yes, we live in upstate New York as you have mentioned in the past but this was ridiculous.

Written by on November 19, 2019

A. STATE FUNDING IS NOT WITHHELD FOR SNOWDAYS, it has nothing to do with it. We live in upstate New York. It’s November. We can have this type of weather every day for the next five months. We always encourage people to send their children on the bus on snow days. If, as a parent, […]

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Boys Volleyball vs Nisk 11/04/19. More photos…

Boys Volleyball vs Nisk 11/04/19. More photos…

Written by on November 13, 2019

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Elements of Fiction Escape Room in Mrs. Walsh’s 6th grade reading class at Koda. More photos…

Elements of Fiction Escape Room in Mrs. Walsh’s 6th grade reading class at Koda. More photos…

Written by on November 7, 2019

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