In the original calendar for 2020-2021, Monday June 21 was a holiday for the observance of Juneteenth. In the revised calendar, it is not. According to NYSED’s website, June 18th is the day for observance (i.e. no Regents exams given that day.) Can you please clarify which day Shenendehowa students will be off in observance of Juneteenth?

April 16th, 2021 by
A. Technically, the law does not go into effect until June 2022. The NYSED Testing schedule was developed to provide school districts the “option” of recognizing the day this year, if they had enough days in the calendar (meeting the 180 day NYSED Requirement). We will be analyzing our school calendar days utilization, recognizing we used several days in the beginning of the year to plan and prepare for a smooth opening of school. If it is feasible, we will decide and communicate with the public in the coming week, by May 1. The calendar developed and approved for the 2021-2022 School Year has Juneteenth built in pursuant to NYS Law. If it is feasible to do so, the BOE would need to approve the modification to the calendar.

Any updates on when the pool will be open to the community for swimming?

April 12th, 2021 by

A. Community swim is on hold for right now.  We will continue to update our Community Education and Services page as updated information becomes available.

Can you post the links for the State testing opt-outs on the school website? I can’t find it anywhere.

April 12th, 2021 by

A. More information can be found both here ( and here ( on the website. If you are still considering refusal, you will need to contact your student’s principal directly.

Does Shen staff film sporting events for NFHS? The Shen Varsity Dance Team did an amazing performance in the snow during halftime of the Shen/CBA football game and the camera operator was more interested in filming the field shoveling crew.

April 8th, 2021 by

A. The camera is automated and always looking for a ball to follow.  When there is no ball, it is searching out movement.

Will the school athletic courts and tennis courts be open to the community this summer? We hope so!

April 6th, 2021 by

A. Tennis courts will be open for casual use given the public follows all COVID-19 protocols (mask wearing, social distancing from others).

Will the students get a day off the Friday before Memorial Day?

April 6th, 2021 by

A. The determination is typically made after Spring Recess (mid-April) to ensure we are outside of the snow potential period. An update will be provided shortly.

Is there any way that I can find the songs that the elementary schools play in Morning Program? I haven’t been in morning program for a long time, and I just want to hear those songs again.

April 6th, 2021 by

A. With morning program currently postponed due to COVID, we are looking forward to the return of these songs. Patriotic Songs: We Love the U.S.A., Fifty Nifty United States, America, God Bless the U.S.A., The United States, America , I Hear You Sing, Grand Old Flag, This Land Is Your Land, This Is My Country. Other fun songs: Baby Beluga, Rainbow Connection, Bucket Filler, I Think You’re Wonderful, See Me Beautiful, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Country Roads, Adios Amigo, Big Beautiful Planet, Power to Change the World, Tie Me Down Kangaroo Down Sport, Down By the Bay, Everybody Needs to Get Along, Brush Your Teeth, All I Really Need, ABC’s of You, Four Hugs A Day, Hooray For the World, I Feel Proud, I’m A Person, Imagination, It’s Science, Getting To Know You, Hey, We’ll Fill the World with Love, Peacemakers, Teaching Peace.

The Regional Food Bank offers a program entitled, The School Pantry Program for middle and high school students. Is the Shenendehowa School District enrolled?

April 6th, 2021 by

A. We are enrolled as a K-12 program.

Can you pull a copy of your transcript from the portal?

April 1st, 2021 by

A. Current students need to request transcripts through Naviance. Please visit the Counseling, College and Career Center to attain instructions or view under Naviance home page link, Important Documents. Students who have already graduated/no longer attend Shen may request their high school transcript/records by filling out this form: Records Request Form. You can find more information by visiting:

Is there any chance that if CVL teachers in Elementary get vaccinated for a meet up with their virtual students? I know my kid would love to meet his teacher in person at least once. Outside with masks and other safety precautions of course!

April 1st, 2021 by

A. There is no official policy stating any reason CVL teachers cannot get together with their students. A meet up would be at the discretion of the teacher and parents involved.