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 am very upset at this moment. I just found out that Scratch got blocked. SCRATCH. Seriously there is entire course dedicated to scratch in 6th Tech and now its blocked. It has .edu at the end it meaning its an educational site. I have been producing a product for educational purposes for my friends in my class so I can help them with their smarts. I am very disappointed in this district.

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. Scratch.mit.edu is not blocked

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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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A response to the parent who complained that 3 previous Senior offices lost their position this year: I would first like to say that the votes are always done by the popular vote and always have been. They were voted out of office fair and square. I would like to correct you in stating that these officers had held their positions for the last 3 years—they have won the last 2 elections, including last year in which multiple positions went unopposed. To your point that ya students should learn a valuable lesson by voting for unworthy candidates now rather than later. The fact that these officers were voted out in fact proves that we have learned our lesson. Students were more informed this year and voted for candidates they believed would best represent them. To your point that the candidates should be introduced and if students say “yes I want that candidate” then so be it—that is exactly what happened. We had a “meet the candidates” day where each candidate showcased a video they had made introducing themselves and their plans for the year. Students were also sent those videos to their school email address. We as a student body and popular vote learned from our previous mistakes and decided that we would prefer new candidates to represent us. If that did not result in the results that you would have preferred, to quote your post, “so be it”. —a Shen Senior P.S. Thank you in advance for allowing me to voice my response in this platform and to anybody who took the time to read my whole response. :)

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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To whom it may concern, in response to the question about “the process of selecting class officers” your thoughts and feelings have been taken into consideration. I am sure the current officers that had been elected for their positions are WELL qualified. I am so happy to see a parent so involved in the students ranking of officers, but some of your statements are invalid. Even if the ascertain you make on behalf of choosing other candidates is correct, it is probable that the advisors saw them as unfit for the position. After three years, the senior class had come to the realization that the three previous officers hadn’t fulfilled their roles to the best of their abilities, resulting in the current election outcome. I am sure whoever made you aware of this possible rumor regarding the “landslide win” also made you aware that there was a “Meet the Candidates” day in the library, where a discussion was held detailing each candidate’s visions for the year and the direction they would take the class in. Therefore, the senior class had an opportunity to meet each candidate and ask questions. Additionally, each running candidate had made a video introducing themselves, and describing the position they were running for. The vote was made by the PEOPLE and for the PEOPLE, just because those three previous seniors had not been chosen does not make the election invalid, it just simply means the students had woken up and realized that the three previous seniors were not fit for the roll they were trying to assume. Thank you for your concern though.

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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Are there plans in the works to eliminate half day kindergarten, since we are only one of four districts in the e entire state with this problem? I read an interview with a member of the school board who said money to build the school is not an issue (which is what I naturally assumed.) If money isn’t the issue, what’s the holdup?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. Space.

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Hi, now that sports betting is legal in the great state of New York I was wondering when Shen will begin running a book on their High School competitions. I think sports betting is a crucial part of entering the adult world and I think giving my son the experience surrounded by his peers would be a great way for him to begin his journey into manhood. Has the athletic director or the sports business teacher began the process of starting this?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. No.

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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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Shen needs to not have different colored tassels. Everyone is equal so everyone should have the same tassel at graduation. The school changed gowns for genders so what is the school doing to change the tassels to all green and white instead of having a gold?

Written by on December 20, 2019

A. That is why every student gets a green and white tassel.

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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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