Tag: High School

can a girl wear a short dress to prom (appropriate length of course)? or does it have to be a long, floor-length formal dress?

Written by on March 5, 2020

A. Attire should be formal, there are no requirements about the length of a dress other than standard dress code requirements.

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what are the requirements to attend junior prom

Written by on February 21, 2020

A. The Junior Class Associate and Assistant Principal will be communicating directly with the class in the coming weeks. The requirements include being in good standing academically, behaviorally, and attendance. 

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If a student gets passing grades in 10th grade global for all 4 quarters but fails the Regents, how is it determined whether the student is considered to have passed the class for credit? I’d the failing Regents exam calculated into that determination so that the student might fail the class and the Regents? Or does the student get credit for the class but not for the Regents? For some students this could make the difference between graduating and not graduating since for basic Regents a student only needs to pass 1 social studies regents.

Written by on February 21, 2020

A. Yes, the Regents exam score is included in the calculation of students’ final course grades in Global History & Geography-10.  Students can re-take the exam in August and the new score will be used to re-calculate their course grade.  There are two Social Studies Regents exams.  Students will also take the U.S. History & […]

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The new Seal of Biliteracy requirement is unnecessary and takes time away from what the course is supposed to teach us. We had to use up class time because Shen wants the whole world to know that all of its students are “bilingual” when everyone knows that 95% of students do not actually learn to speak the language they take fluently. This is a waste of class time and should be optional as it once was. Making it a requirement takes away its importance to the students who actually care and wanted be recognized for truly excelling in their LOTE class. This project does nothing to prove the biliteracy of students, all it does it add more stress and take away from class time.

Written by on January 31, 2020

A. The Seal of Biliteracy is an opportunity for both World Language students and English-Language Learners to demonstrate that they are able to read and write at an intermediate-high level of proficiency in two languages, and a chance for students and families to celebrate the hard work that students have completed during their time at […]

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Are 9th grade latin students required to take the national latin exam? If so, why?

Written by on January 31, 2020

A. Yes, all Latin students grades 9-12 are required to take the National Latin Exam. This prestigious 40 question multiple choice exam is taken both nationally and internationally. While students’ scores on the exam will not be factored into their average, this exam is an excellent way to showcase their Latin skills and knowledge. Latin Scholars […]

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Are kids fined for driving without a parking pass?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. No, but they are subject to towing which would be costly.

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My child is a senior. She is telling me that there are days called ‘senior skip days’. Can you explain what this is? Are they really allowed to skip school with no repercussions?

Written by on December 6, 2019

A. No such days are permitted by the school. Any day a student misses that is not legally excused is considered an unexcused absence.

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if i skateboard to school at west can i keep my board in my locker until i go home

Written by on November 1, 2019

A. This is allowed as long as the skateboard is carried into the school building and can fit in student’s locker.  Students are asked to make arrangements with the main office if they find that their skateboard cannot fit into their locker.

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If you are in crew for the drama club, will you automatically be in crew for the musical, or will you have to interview again?

Written by on October 1, 2019

A. The Drama Club and Musical Company are two separate High School Clubs.  While they both produce theatrical productions and many students participate in both, each has its own process for students to join.   All students will have to find out the requirements to join the Musical Company when that club starts to meet.  The […]

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can you still graduate advanced regents even if you fail the checkpoint b exam?

Written by on August 9, 2019

A. There are multiple ways to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, including earning a three-credit sequence in a world language. This would require you to pass the Checkpoint B exam. However, you can also earn this diploma with sequences in another area, such as fine arts, business, technology, etc. For specific information on […]

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