Que Centre site
Que Centre is the district's new work order system to request routine facility maintenance.
Grant Funds through the Shenendehowa Educational Foundation
Staff members are invited to apply for grants from the Shen Educational Foundation. This is a volunteer not-for-profit organization,that supports the mission of the school district by raising and distributing funds for educational enrichment beyond the reach of the basic operational needs of the district.
Access to the Shenendehowa Educational Funds can only be accessed by filling out the grant application. The application provides a framework with which the foundation can assess the merits and determine the level of funding. Click here to go to their website for the application.
Employee Assistance Program
• Professional Profile for Current Staff (Word)
New evaluations for teachers and administrators
Shen has developed a Powerpoint presentation and a question and answer document explaining New York’s Education Law §3012-c that requires an annual performance evaluation of all teachers and principals
Shenendehowa has developed its Basic Plan for Teacher evaluation and Basic Plan for Principal evaluation based regulations released by the NYS Education Department. Last year, the legislature passed a bill that mandates 60 percent of a teacher’s evaluation be based on subjective measures like a principal’s observations, a review of student work, or surveys of parents and students; 20 percent on local tests or other assessments; and 20 percent on state tests, potentially rising to 25 percent in subsequent years.
The evaluations will be conducted annually, and will be used for a number of things, from developing more effective professional development programs for teachers to decisions about promotion, retention and removal.
The District’s Health and Wellness committee is partnering with the YMCA to offer a voluntary fitness program for all Shen employees called ShenFit. Rebecca Carman and Elizabeth Mars are the contacts coordinating the initiative. This ten-week nutrition and exercise program can have a lasting positive impact on your life! The format has been customized for Shenendehowa faculty and staff to help you lose weight in a healthy manner so that you may be a positive role model for students and our community. We are offering the flexibility of two weekly workouts led by certified group fitness instructors from the Southern Saratoga YMCA. We will also be providing easy access to a certified nutritionist, to help you plan healthy meals. In short, ShenFit will help you improve your overall fitness, including cardio, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
JOIN TODAY: 3 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Visit us at the Southern Saratoga YMCA and ask to join the ShenFit program.
2. Call the Southern Saratoga YMCA and join by phone. Call 518.371.2139
3. Join us online at www.cdymca.org
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