Tag: Policies

What is the school policy related to dogs on campus? At school activities outside, at drop off or pick up, sporting events etc. For parents of students and employees… I am not referring to certified service dogs or therapy dogs. Thank you.

Written by on July 10, 2019

A. We have two policies: one is for use of animals for instructional purposes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dLwdkMiRriipT68r7qwBtT2YHwltfJSPHzbqLBkV-Kw/view. The other is for pets on school grounds https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RQ3APoYV0U0OAhSwMb-a7qLx_2kzFgmtelSZTxxKnA4/view

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Here’s an idea: How about instead of teaching girls to cover up their bodies because it might distract boys, teach boys to be decent human beings and control themselves. If someone in the school can’t handle seeing a bra strap or a belly button without freaking out, that is their own fault. Dress codes teach underage girls that their bodies are inherently sexual, and that rather than wearing what is comfortable for them (especially when it’s hot outside), they should cover up so as not to disrupt the learning process of some out of control teenage boys. I am sixteen years old. The sexualization of my body isn’t my fault. It’s the fault of whoever failed to teach these people to be respectful and decent to women. Just a thought as we head into the summer season.

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. Keep in  mind that boy’s undergarments are not allowed r to show and they have to wear shirts to cover their body as well. Boys would also not be allowed to wear really short shorts either.

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I am shocked that my child sings such religious songs in high school east chorus and choraliers. Is there not some guidelines to restrict singing about such Christian music?

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. BOE policy 8360 speaks to religious content in schools.  In accordance with that policy, religious music may be taught for it’s musical value as long as criteria attached to 8360 is satisfied.  Vivaldi’s Gloria, which was performed at the most recent HS choral concert, is standard high school choral repertoire and exposed students to […]

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Does shen have the power to search kids cellphones when taken?

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. In accordance with the code of conduct 4410R – If a cell phone is used, activated or displayed at an unauthorized time, the student may be subject to disciplinary measures pursuant to the Code of Conduct. If the building administrator confiscates a student’s cell phone, it must be turned off and stored in the […]

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Isn’t it a fire hazard for teachers to lock classrooms doors.

Written by on April 18, 2019

A. Locking doors is to prevent someone from entering the classrooms. However, to comply with fire codes, the doors allow teachers and students to open from the inside at any time in order to leave.

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Why does BOE Policy 7315R (Athletic code of conduct) prohibit tobacco products but not vapes, juul, e-cig etc?

Written by on April 8, 2019

A. Vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs), and e-pipes are some of the many terms used to describe electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). ENDS are noncombustible tobacco products.

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Where was the moment of silence this morning on the announcements for the 49 killed and 40 dead in a mosque shooting in New Zealand? Why were the flags not at half mast?

Written by on April 8, 2019

A. FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, “by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State or territory, as a mark of respect to their memory. Governors of […]

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What is Shen’s process to check the applications submitted by family members who wish to come into schools to volunteer? I am concerned, as one volunteer in my daughter’s class has a criminal background, but did not report it on his/her volunteer form. This leads me to believe that there is no process to check on people coming into school, and unless another parent or someone who knows the volunteer or his/her background, there is no safety net. This is extremely concerning, as Shen constantly talks about keeping its students safe. Please do not tell me to discuss with the principal of my school. It goes much further than that and is an issue that affects all schools. So does Shen use any agency/process to check on its volunteers?

Written by on April 8, 2019

A. In accordance with Policy 3150/3150R, any volunteer must fill out a Volunteer Form 3150F. Once the form is completed, approval by the school principal or designee must be made prior to volunteering in the school. This requirement needs to be completed annually. In the event the volunteer answers “yes” to any of the questions, […]

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Are off the shoulder shirts against the middle school dress code?

Written by on March 14, 2019

A. According to the dress code students shall not wear garments that are revealing or see-through (including those that expose one’s midriff or otherwise potentially expose private parts of the body, such as tube tops and halters. With that being said, the dress code is subject to interpretation. My suggestion is this…if you question it, […]

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Are teachers allowed to assign homework over week-long breaks from school? Kinda defeats the purpose of a break

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. According to BOE 8440R – Assignment of Homework Policy/Regulation: Assignments over vacation periods should be rare and limited to projects that began in advance of the break period and extend beyond the break period. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i8H0WVYEfbaAUrZTsOSBMG-ERskS5o3IQ_ZxBJy3bPQ/view

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