Tag: District

It feels that the flags on campus are at half mast more often than not. Just out curiosity, is there someplace we can look to find out why the flags are flying low?

Written by on November 6, 2018 in Grapevine

A. We lower flags based on notification from the Governor of New York.

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Who is the current President of the Board of Education?

Written by on November 6, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  https://www.shenet.org/board-of-education/

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I saw one post where a girl was thanking Shen HS for having free sanitary woman’s products, unlike the middle schools. However, you responded with “they are free at all levels”. No, they are not free at all levels. When I got my period in the middle schools if I didn’t have a quarter or my own items with me I would either ask around for a quarter or have to break a dollar in the lunchline, which they didn’t even let me do half the time. If you’re unaware the middle school sanitary products aren’t free, please educate yourself on this information.

Written by on October 19, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Things change. A new law, effective July 1, 2018, requires all elementary and secondary public schools in New York State that serve students in any grade from six to twelve, to provide feminine hygiene products to students in school restrooms, at no cost.

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Silly question question, I know, but what exactly is an Open House? Is it an opportunity to meet individually with your kiddo’s teachers? Or is it more of a walk-through meet and greet sort of thing?

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. More of a meet and greet.

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I like that the district gave a paperless option to pay taxes online with a credit card. When I got to the checkout, there was a 69.99 fee to do so…that seems very high for a website fee.

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Unfortunately, the district does not control that. People need to weigh the convenience against the cost when choosing that option.

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So you’re giving kids chromebooks so no kid will feel left out when going home to no computer or device? What about students who don’t have WIFI? Are you going to pay for peoples WIFI as well? Just doesn’t make sense to give students (USED) chromebooks that are scratched up, and screens that have broken spots on them and say that Shen spent thousands and thousands of dollars so the school can say they did something nice??

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Chromebooks help support student learning (e.g., access to content, organization of class materials, collaborative work together, feedback from teachers).  Some, not all, applications continue to have functionality in areas with no wifi.  For example students can open a google document in wifi and then work on the document without wifi.  The document will sync […]

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Do we know when the NYS test scores will be posted on the portal? Unlike previous years when the scores have been posted before the start of the school year, we are now into the second week of September with no grades.

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The state has to release them before we can post them.  They do not give a specific date for release.

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What is the curriculum for the Life Skills program at Shatekon?

Written by on October 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  The FSD curriculum is comprised of a variety of different programs and instructional approaches designed to meet the unique needs of students as they progress through a modified and adapted curriculum. Examples include, TouchMath, Equals Math, Reading Milestones, Reading A to Z, Unique Learning, etc.

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Is there any way to check archived Grapevine posts that happened earlier than the last one on the page?

Written by on September 21, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Yes, through the Grapevine Archive links on the right-hand side of the page.

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Is there any way to print out report cards from previous years?

Written by on September 6, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  No, they are no longer available after the new year starts.  If you need a prior year, you must contact your child’s school.

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