Staff News


The Annual Go Home Early Drill will be on Friday, October 11, 2019. The following are guidelines for this drill:

  • All students in the Shenendehowa Central School District will be dismissed from school 15 minutes early on the designated day, including students participating in Y-time, interscholastic sports, play practice, and all other after-school activities.
  • All after-school activities are cancelled for that day. Coaches of interscholastic sports teams will receive direction from the athletic director regarding games and practices for the day
  • Non-public schools will also be dismissed 15 minutes early to align with District bus schedules.
  • The Elementary YMCA After-school Program will be held and will begin 15 minutes earlier than usual.

The New York State Education Department requires all school districts to hold an annual "Go Home Early" drill to ensure that students and staff are prepared in case an emergency ever requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location.

New administrative appointments


Tamara Thorpe-Odom was appointed by the Board of Education as the new Academic Administrator for Special Education with a primary focus on pre-school, elementary and CSE programs outside of the district. More information...

Dustin Verga was appointed by the Board of Education as a Class Assistant Principal at Shenendehowa High School. More information...

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Everyone Plays a Role in School Safety, It starts with you.


With a couple weeks into the school year, it is critical that we are all aware of the safety practices here at Shenendehowa. More information...

22-day Mindfulness Challenge


We are excited to kick off the new year with an opportunity to focus on our own mental health. It is as crucial for us to practice self-care and decrease stress as it is for the students we serve. Go to https://www.evidencebasedcourses.com/#/signUp and create a student account using this invite code: SHENCHALLENGE Then download the “Evidence Based Courses” app from Android or Apple based app stores to easily access all course content. More information...

Use of unauthorized appliances, equipment and materials


This memo serves as a directive and a reminder about the use of unauthorized appliances, equipment, and materials in school buildings. In an effort to ensure the health, safety and welfare of building occupants and the safeguarding of school facilities, as well as compliance with applicable code and regulations, please take immediate heed to the following measures as you prepare your space for the opening of school. More info...

2019-20 Goals and Objectives


The Board of Education adopted the 2019-20 Goals and Objectives. Along with the goals, the Value and Belief statements and the Profile documents have been updated as well based on input from a group of stakeholders.

District Goals and Objectives Brochure

Capital Project Updates

Information about the various approved capital projects underway can be found here: http://www.shenet.org/capital-projects/

Emergency Closings/Delays and Dismissals

It's that time of year again. Please be aware of the district's:

E-mail scams

Please do not click on attachments from suspicious e-mails. IMS or anyone else from the district will never send you an e-mail asking for your credentials. There are a lot of these phishing e-mails go around, please discard. If you have given your credentials away by answering it, please create a help desk ticket right away so that it can be investigated further and please change your network password immediately.

Bountiful Backpack Program

Shen's districtwide Bountiful BackPack Program is a partnership with the Regional Food Bank of NENY and is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, especially on weekends.

The program is funded entirely by local donations with 100% of donations going towards running Shenendehowa’s Bountiful BackPack program. The average cost of one backpack full of food is $6.10. The cost to sponsor a child for a full school year is $183.00.

How can you help?

To make a donation online, go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1415634. Make sure that you indicate in the “Adopt-A-Program” text box that the funds are for Shen’s Bountiful BackPack program so it can be directly credited to the district’s account.

You can also mail in a donation using this form: http://www.shenet.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ShenBountifulBackpack.pdf When sending in a donation to the Regional Food Bank of NENY, be sure to indicate that you’d like the funds to be directed to “Shenendehowa’s Bountiful BackPack Program”.