Archive for January, 2021

Mandated lead testing results districtwide…

Pursuant to a law mandating that New York State public schools conduct lead testing on all sources of water used for drinking or cooking purposes, the Shenendehowa School District has worked with an independent testing vendor to ensure proper compliance with the regulation. The district went beyond the regulation and completed sampling of more than […]

Acadia students in Crystal Perno’s earth science class explore how the specific heat of materials affects heating and cooling rates.  Students created a model of the greenhouse effect and explored how increased gasses affect the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere.  More photos…

Acadia students in Crystal Perno’s earth science class explore how the specific heat of materials affects heating and cooling rates.  Students created a model of the greenhouse effect and explored how increased gasses affect the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Arongen 5th-grade students in Mr. Hubert’s class use critical engineering and computer software to model the KOI-5 Triple Star System, which consists of three stars and is located 1,800 light-years away from Earth.

Mr. Ferrone’s 5th graders at Chango refract, reflect, disperse and mix light! More photos…

How do you see grades from previous years in high school?

A. A student should see their school counselor to review their high school transcript.

in the middle school are we allowed to bring coffee, tea, juice, etc. as long as they are sealed?

A. Only water is allowed during the school day.  Other drinks are acceptable in the lunchrooms during lunch time.

what are the psats and what it on them?

A. The PSAT, is a practice test for the SAT. It also serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Just like the SAT, the PSAT includes two sections—Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math—comprised of three tests: Reading, Writing & Language, and Math. There is no Essay.

How is it possible for the school district to receive positive Covid results from the county health department with the last day of being on school grounds the day before? No tests are that quick. And if it was a rapid test, than that person was on school grounds while being symptomatic. Does this mean there are either students or faculty coming to the school while waiting for a Covid test result? If so, there needs to be repercussions to those individuals and made clear to the entire school population.

A. Symptoms of COVID -19 can have a rapid onset and testing results can be obtained in as little as an hour.  Therefore, it is possible for the district to be notified by the SCPHS of a positive when the person was on campus the previous day without any wrongdoing on the part of any […]

Check out the Middle School Music page on YouTube. 

Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI00Qj1b7mg_OBZi10_uzxg

Is there accelerated LOTE?

A. There is not a formal acceleration process for world languages. Acceleration is determined for individual students based on experience, home language, and demonstration of exceptional language skills. Students who are considered for acceleration are assessed, and must be recommended by a world language teacher or the Academic Administrator for WL and ENL.