Tag: Policies

can teachers force students to stand for the pledge?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. No.

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What are the consequences for the students that think they are doing something for gun violence? And is there going to be anyone holding back the students from ditching school?(the “walk out” is April 20 2018)

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Walking out of school for any reason is a level I infraction in the Code of Conduct likely resulting in parent notification and an unexcused absence.

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I am a student in HSE and am wondering why transgender girls are allowed in the boys bathroom. Is there not an all gender bathroom that was put in the school specifically for this reason?

Written by on March 15, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Please see the Board of Education Policy that addresses this BOE 5645.

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Would i be excused if skipped school on a religious holiday that we would normally have school on? (i.e. Islamic holidays)

Written by on March 13, 2018 in Grapevine

A. if you skipped school, no. If your parents write an excuse that you were absent for a religious observance, than yes.

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What is Shens grading policy? specifically the idea of middle schoolers having the ability to re do all testing as they wish? or is that a myth? what is the homework grading policy> is the the hour limitation still in action? is Shen reconsidering anything about their grading policy, due, to many of the changes in the grading policies that are flooding around us. Thanks, sorry this question is a longer one.

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YGZmV941vTJFlMZOPmgaiLuapvfI6QT-TbTYQkgS4Po/view

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Please explain the standard policy for finding a student in possession of a controlled substance? Is Marijuana possession handled the same way?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Please see the Code of Conduct: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rg_BcKwYMPUPZbgrIowcHSd5jII5T1FFbFubjx-Wmy4/view

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Why doesn’t Shen get days off on Islamic Holidays?

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Grapevine

A. The calendar is driven by BOCES, Board policy and contractual agreements. The days off for religious holidays have been based on the size of the population observing the holidays. At some point, with changing demographics and diversity in religions, it may be impractical to recognize any religious holiday.

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Why does Shen not allow teachers to play Christmas/Holiday music? I understand that Shen wants everyone to feel welcome and not specify toward any one religion. What is the BOE policy on this? What email was sent out to teachers about this? Can Shen please post this email? Can Shen just not allow music with the word “Christmas” to be played? Students should be able to celebrate the holidays at school. Does this mean that I cannot wear a Christmas hat to school? If I still can, why can I not listen to Christmas/Holiday music?

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. Students can do anything they want as far as religious expression as long as it does not violate the code of conduct. Policy 8360: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m6Xc63zMW3nhLEkpFQCjgc-2K7sRqhDStLYOTDMzfEM/view Regulation 8360R: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14BqXRXBXqIiMZYJlvskbGDDpQweOMJ9u58Zuex8pNHA/view Polic 7640: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18P1xajlSJcslm9U9hdbJbn0fG7VWsAPg9VlJS9Adz4g/view Here is the e-mail that goes out each year: As the December holidays approach, we know that we may be faced with difficult questions about how […]

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are students allowed to say “merry christmas” bc if not thats taking away our freedom of speech. Its pathetic that teachers are only allowed to say happy holidays, if someone really gets offended by “merry christmas” then they shouldnt be in this country. It dates back from a long time ago, its nothing new, and not a big deal.

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Grapevine

A. There is no policy against saying Merry Christmas or offering good wishes on any other religious holiday.

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Please inform your staff members and mostly teachers who dislike President Trump to stop making their feeling toward him known. My son does not care nor think it is appropriate for the teacher to be influencing the young minds of America with such negativity

Written by on December 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A. Please see BOE policy 6193 which addresses this matter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYU6Dei8YLG8wyawzZ6dtQqj7ETafRtxSRlH8vdb8JQ/view

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