In an effort to improve communications the district has created this format to provide people with a place to get answers to questions and to address rumors and inaccurate information that sometimes circulates through the community.

NOT ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED. For individual or private concerns, you should contact the school or district office by phone. We will not answer comments about specific individuals by name.

Questions are e-mailed to the district’s public information office. The PI Officer determines who could best answer the question and directs the question to that person. Once the PIO receives the answer it is posted.

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

      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 […]

    • Do we have information regarding NYS testing?

      A. Yes. Parents and guardians received email communications this week regarding NYS Testing for grades 3-8. More information can be found here: and here:

    • Will there be modified sports this upcoming fall?

      A. Modified sports are currently being addressed on a season by season basis by Suburban Council schools.  As of right now, Athletics plans on having a full complement of modified sports starting with the Spring 2021 season.  Due to lack of gym and field space, we will not be able to offer modified Volleyball and […]

    • What is the plan for the 2021 Graduation ceremony?

      A. We know there are a lot of questions regarding graduation for our seniors. At this time, the district is working diligently on graduation plans for the Class of 2021 which is scheduled as it stands now for Friday, June 25. As we finalize details for the event, information will be shared with our entire […]

    • Can you provide an update on senior prom?

      A. Given the NYS restrictions on large indoor events and the venue and vendor contracts that have to be signed, the senior prom will not be held indoors at the Saratoga City Center. If permitted by local and state safety guidelines, the Class Council will explore hosting a less formal, outdoor event on campus. We […]

    • Will there be graduate walkthroughs this year for our seniors?

      A. We will be conducting a Graduate Walkthrough of our elementary schools again this year. This has become an exciting tradition for our graduates and families. As we get closer to June and get a better understanding of how COVID protocols will look, we will provide exact details of the walkthroughs. At this time, however, […]

    • Can you notify the whole school when game are live streamed?

      A. The link to the official Shen Athletics streaming platform can be found on the Athletics page or by clicking here: All games can be viewed free of charge by setting up an account with an email address and password.

    • Where can I find information on class rings/jewelry for the junior class?

      A. As part of a Junior Class Council fundraiser, the class of 2022 can now order a custom class ring, bracelet, necklace, or tag. Josten’s catalogs were distributed during junior student’s advisory period last month. The catalog includes ring and other jewelry options, price list, and a ring sizer. More information here:

    • Will there be prom?

      A. While we have not made any definite plans for spring/summer events in accordance with NYS COVID-19 guidelines related to mass gatherings, we can provide some updates. We are not going to be moving forward with a junior prom due to deposits and having to guarantee payment to vendors. Vendors are locking in smaller events […]

    • Where can I find my username and passcode for the SHEN-BYOD WiFi?

      A. District-owned devices (Shen iPads, Chromebooks and Laptops) are configured to automatically connect to the WiFi network. If a device is not connecting, you should submit a helpdesk ticket for assistance. Your username will be the last two numerical digits of your graduation year followed by the first four letters of your last name then […]

    • How can I get a copy of my school tax receipt?

      A. From there, look on the right side: “look up tax bill.” You can use your last name OR street name to search. Or you can email and she can mail it out to you.

    • 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.

    • Can I get breakfast and lunch if I am CVL or Hybrid?

      A. Yes, if you are Complete Virtual Learning (CVL) or Hybrid and need access to school provided FREE breakfast or lunch please call the Food Service Office at 518-881-0630  to set up a pickup time to get meals.

    • why am i so depressed

      A. It is a difficult time right now and many people feel overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. You are not alone. Please reach out to a trusted adult at home or at school. There is help available.

    • Is Driver’s Ed happening this year/in 2021? If so, when?

      A. Yes, there will be a Drivers Education program offered for Spring 2021. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols and state mandates, our Spring 2021 program will operate under new guidelines.  All of the program details and registration information can be found on the Driver Ed  webpage at:

    • 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.

    • What are green and white awards? I got a letter in the mail for them!

      A. The White Letter Award is awarded to students who have been selected by their club advisor for exceptional service/dedication to a club/activity last school year.  The White Letter Patch is awarded to recipients for the first time.  The White Letter Pin is awarded to recipients who have already received a White Letter Patch in […]