Archive for August, 2020

Shenendehowa School District now offers text messaging notifications…

Written by on August 31, 2020

Shenendehowa now has the option to send text messages for District notifications.  You must opt-in to text messaging because text messages may be subject to fees depending on your personal phone carrier and plan. Instructions for Signing up for Text Messages (Text Message Instructions – pdf with pictures) From your Portal app on your mobile […]

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School Supply Lists…

Written by on August 28, 2020

School Supply Lists Arongen Chango Karigon Okte Orenda Shatekon Skano Tesago   Acadia Gowana Koda   High School

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Administrative Appointments

Administrative Appointments

Written by on August 26, 2020

Jennifer Lee-Alden has been appointed the Class Assistant Principal at the High School, replacing Matthew Heckman. She is currently a Music Teacher at Chango with 30 years of classroom experience and has served as Summer School Assistant Principal at Shen for the last two summers. She has an Associates Degree in Performing Arts from Schenectady County Community […]

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Does shen use natural gas or electrical power

Written by on August 24, 2020

A. Natural gas.

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According to the presentation last night… there will not be synchronous teaching on the home instruction days because they are following an A/C and B/D schedule. If there was synchronous instruction, it would literally be a repeat of the same material from A day or C day. Are teachers providing a different academic instruction for the home days?

Written by on August 24, 2020

A. Each teacher will make a determination about the best way to deliver information on the in-person days and at home days.  Some classes (e.g., certain math classes or world language) may be synchronous teaching every block, meaning students at home log in to hear the live lesson.  For other classes there may be an […]

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will the bathrooms be cleaned after each use like the desks are supposed to be? i feel like there is a lack of consistency in the reopening plan

Written by on August 24, 2020

A. No. We will clean on a regular basis during the day

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Will all of the students on a particular bus all be from the same elementary school?

Written by on August 24, 2020

A. Yes.

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I read the article in the Times Union about the demands that some students/alumni have about Shen being inequitable based on race and identity. I think Shen has been more than fair in addressing these issues and that these demands are unreasonable and that the majority of teachers & parents of Shen Students would agree. I think the questions on curriculum should be based on NYS Dept of Ed guidelines and I have seen that the school has tried to take diversity in consideration as part of the hiring process but it takes time and current tenured teachers should not be made to feel threatened to “speed up the process.”

Written by on August 21, 2020

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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Can playground equipment be utilized this school year? I know many community parks and playgrounds have opened.

Written by on August 21, 2020

A. We are working on a plan for use of facilities during non-school hours.

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As an employee of Shen and one that worked the Shen ESY program this Summer, I can honestly say Shen took the CoronaVirus seriously. We were provided with a mask, shield, hand sanitizer, wipes and disinfectant spray. If refills were needed they were brought to us. Every student that exited the bus wore a mask and were thrilled to be at school. The elementary students did a great job of understanding social distancing and wearing their mask when asked. I am not dismissing the fear that parents, students and employees may have. I feel if everyone follows the guidelines set everything will be fine. Parents need to understand Dr, Robinson, Administrators,Teachers,Custodial staff and staff are doing the absolute best they can and need to give up a bit of slack. To say it is a headache is an understatement. This is new to everyone. Every employee will make certain the students are safe and will have a productive day. We cannot let fear and the what if’s consume us. Everyone in the Shen Community needs to have faith in their district.

Written by on August 21, 2020

A. Thanks for the feedback.

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