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Can the IMS department allow the addition of the “Password Checkup” extension offered by “google.com”? This extension would help students see if any of their passwords have been stolen. Link https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/password-checkup/pncabnpcffmalkkjpajodfhijclecjno

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Staff can submit a helpdesk ticket requesting additional extensions that support instruction.  All requests are reviewed for their educational merits and compliance with data security standards.

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Why are we blocked from using our personal email on our chromebooks?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. To protect our students from predators and other threats Shen’s G-Suites domain is what’s considered a “walled garden.” As such student’s email communication are restricted to Shen staff and students.  Furthermore, offs-site content filtering (required by law) is applied to a student’s shenschools.org account.  If students were permitted to logon to Chromebooks using their […]

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With the flu being seen in various elementary school buildings throughout the district, why are communicable disease norices not being sent home by school nurses?

Written by on February 22, 2019

A. We do not send home notices about the flu. It is safe to assume that it is present in our schools every year…sometimes it is confirmed by a test, many times it is not.

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So, Shen has a Twitter, but it’s blocked on Shen’s Campus… The Shen BYOD denies access to personal cellular networks or plans and denies access to Virtual Private Networks. So there is no way to access Shen’s Twitter without breaking the BYOD policy. Could you at least unblock Shen’s Twitter? Or add a separate section regarding news on Shenet?

Written by on January 30, 2019

A.  It is not possible to whitelist an individual Twitter feed.

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is the bad wifi going to be addressed/fixed ? when i connect to BOYD or the public wifi, it is not allowing me to load the log in pages. it has been weird since before break. please fix it.

Written by on January 30, 2019

A.  If the login page does not appear after connecting to SHEN-BYOD or SHEN-PUBLIC-WIFI please browse to wifi.shenet.org

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how do you change a password on a chromebook?

Written by on January 9, 2019

A.  At the logon screen of any middle or high school Chromebook click on the apps icon in the lower left corner and select Password Self Help Tool.  If you have previously setup your profile you can answer a challenge question to reset your password.  If you have not previously setup your profile you must […]

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If something is marked “late” in the portal, are points deducted automatically by the system? For example, I received a 100% on an assignment, but it said “late”. Is this assignment still a 100?

Written by on January 9, 2019

A. That is based upon how a teacher sets up their grade book.  It is not necessarily automatic.

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Can I decorate my chromebook with stickers as long as there is nothing inappropriate?

Written by on December 18, 2018

A. No.

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Why do certain students require an aide to accompany them? Isn’t it really expensive? My son tells me there are some special-needs students who do absolutely nothing – no school work, yet we’re spending huge amounts of money on political correctness and mainstreaming.

Written by on December 3, 2018

A.  Students with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate education, just like your son. This is what is best for students AND required by federal and state laws. In order to have meaningful participation in school, some students require a high level of support. We constantly monitor and evaluate services for our […]

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At age 17, can a student attending Shenendehowa drop out without parental consent?

Written by on November 20, 2018

A. NYS Education Law states that a student must attend through the year which they turn 16.  Parents are requested to sign the forms, however there is nothing the school can do if they reach that age and refuse to come to school

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