Tag: Facilities and Grounds

Why are some teachers allowed to have kitchen appliances in their classrooms for personal use? I thought that was against district policy due to fire safety.

Written by on July 31, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  Refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, hot plates, portable heating units, toaster oven, or other household appliances are not to be in classroom areas, with the exception of Family and Consumer Science and Special Education Life Skills classrooms.  If you know of a situation where one is being used, please inform your principal.

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What are the machines that have a tube going out the widnow in some classrooms for? (HSW)

Written by on April 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  They are a vent for the portable air conditioning units for those rooms.

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Has Shen heard from the state yet regarding when the HSE library will be redone?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Yes. Information about the various Capital Projects can be found here: https://www.shenet.org/capital-projects/

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Why are there so many potholes by the swimming pool and when will they be fixed

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The potholes in this area are from the heavy school bus traffic. These potholes have been repaired twice with patching solutions during the winter, however proper adhesion is not favorable with the weather and cold temps. Once the asphalt plants reopen in the spring  more lasting repairs will be made.

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Why does water, out of the HSE filtered water fountains, taste salty. I understand that filtration does not dispose of salt, but really?? You spend all this money on filtered water fountains and then the water is still terrible due to salt.

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The water service for High School West and the entire district town is supplied from the town of Clifton Park. Water fountains provide filtering and many offer bottle filing devices.

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Are all gender bathrooms available to non-transgender folk? Thank you so much.

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Yes.

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Is there an indoor track my ninth grade could use at shen to train for a running test?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Grapevine

A.  We don’t have an indoor track.  The YMCA has the only indoor track in Clifton Park.

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why aren’t there paper towels in the bathrooms, the hand dryers don’t dry my hands.

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Hand dryers are better for the environment and more cost effective.

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Why does the white gym have no water fountain?

Written by on November 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  It was disconnected to avoid damage to the gym floor and a safety risk when wet, plus it was rarely being used. Students are allowed access to nearby fountains.

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Is there any plans to deal with the geese droppings? My son said he had to play soccer outside and there was a lot of goose droppings

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Grapevine

A. We deal with it regularly.

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