Tag: District

Who is on the district-wide emergency response team?

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Grapevine

A. It is made up of district officials, staff, board members, law enforcement, emergency responders, parents and students.

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If a building principal does not take action regarding something brought to them about school safety, who should someone go to next?

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The superintendent.

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It breaks my heart to ask, but will all grade levels be practicing shooting drills anytime soon?

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  In accordance with our Emergency Response protocols, buildings practice a myriad of drills.  The active shooter demonstration by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department has been conducted in the past but not drilled. We are looking to review it and begin practicing it in the buildings.

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I just want to say the anti bully at Shenendehowa is a lie. My child is bullied everyday. If you tell it gets worse. Don’t preach antibulling when it isn’t true.

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Bullying is a societal problem that, admittedly, is difficult to combat. However, that doesn’t mean that we should give up. We will continue to provide anti-bullying programs and encourage students to speak out against it.

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Would it be possible for the Shenendehowa CSD to make donation forms for the Backpack Program and School Pantry Program accessible through their website? I can not find the forms through the Regional Food Bank’s website and if you donate online, only 97% of the donation goes to the program while 3% is a transaction fee.

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Good suggestions. It has been added to the links on the left-hand of the home page.

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Do you think Shen can make a Portal app so that it can also be downloaded on phones, so we can get a notification when we get a grade? I think it would be very helpful and a lot of students, and parents, would download it. Thanks!

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  We have had an App for years which does this….you can get it from the App Store or Google Play. Instructions can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/parentstudent-portal/

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Why do we allow kids who have been suspended or expelled from other schools just come into Shen and ruin the experience for the rest of the students? If they were bad enough to get expelled from one school, what says they aren’t going to do it at our school, especially since I see kids get suspended and go right back to it when they get back like nothing happened.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Any resident student is eligible to attend school. As for prior disciplinary issues, those things are reviewed and handled accordingly. 

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Could you please post the district calendar as a pdf as well? It is very difficult to download to save and to print

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. It is posted now: https://www.shenet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018_2019Calendar.pdf

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Why don’t you ever give my children snow days or at least 2 hour delays when we need them? The roads are terrible today and we had to get up extremely early to shovel the driveway. It doesn’t make sense. People could be harmed on the roads!! Please shen needs to think about their kids’ safety not just their money.

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Shen does not get or lose money based on its use of emergency days.

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Why is the flag in front of Karigon at half mast today (March 13)?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Anytime you see flags at half-mast it is by order of the Governor.

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