Archive for December, 2019

why is there sonicwall?, if there are a million ways to get past the schools blocking systems, like vpns, etc. even though they are against the rules they are completely discrete. Why does the school even bother with trying to block all this if it only takes a min or 2 to get past it? it’s just a hassle for students to take their minute or 2 to breach it.

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. School are required to provide Internet content filtering.  Students who attempt to circumvent the content filters with VPN’s are in violation of the code of conduct and subject to disciplinary action.

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i took a picture retake a few months ago and i received the new ones soon after. do you know if the new picture will be updated in the student portal? i still see my old one.

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. You need to contact the school where you attend.  It is the responsibility of the school to authorize a new picture to be uploaded via IMS.

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I see that Shenendehowa does a big push for it’s Back Pack Program. Why is it that the food that is given in these backpacks is expired and not enough to get them through the weekend, which it is meant for? You are paying this food bank to provide our children with food that is no longer good and should be thrown away. Why not allow your schools to go shopping at Walmart, or Market 32 with a 10 for $10.00 sale and be able to provide these student and their family food for the weekend?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. Expiration Date Thank you for your question, we know there can be confusion about “expiration” dates.  Please know that the food that is purchased from the Food Bank and is sent home with the students in the program is safe to eat.  The Food Bank follows federal and food industry guidelines for food safety […]

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Is Acadia going to block scheduling in September 2020?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. No. The district is studying alternative schedules for possible implementation September 2021.

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If there is a snow day on what is supposed to be an A day, is it skipped and the next day is B?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. No – the letter day from the snow day is pushed to the next day.

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Hello! My child hasn’t been able to text me or call me from inside HSE. This isn’t ideal, as sometimes she has to stay after school and needs to tell me, but has to send me an email and hope I get it. She can’t even get the phone to work on the data. We know it’s not the phone, so did something change to make it harder for texts and calls to go through?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. Poor cell reception is due to the construction materials used in schools building and the proximity to cell towers.

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Is there a time limit on how long you can visit at the high school?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. No, however, it must be reasonable and not excessive.

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If a student’s parent writes a student a medical excuse note for PE, what is the maximum number of days the student can be legally excused from a parent’s note?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. A doctor writes a medical excuse and determines the amount of time a student would need to be out.

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When is block scheduling starting at Koda?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. The district is in the process of studying different scheduling options but no decision has been made at this point.

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I’m wondering why not all questions are answered in posts. There might be multiple questions asked in one comment, but only one might be answered extensively, and the others ignored. Why is this?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. Perhaps it is just due to rushing to post the hundreds of questions we get. If you have multiple questions, you are better off making a phone call.

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