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January 26, 2015


5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065 • 518-881-0600

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Staff Resources


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.








Benefits - HR@ Hand (employee self-service on-line access to benefit information) HR@Hand New Hire Tutorial

Employee Assistance Program

Deer Oaks EAP Information


• Employee Absence Form (Word, PDF)

• Out of District Conference Form (PDF), Guidance on Professional Development (PDF)

• 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 ยง3012-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.

Shen FitShen Fit Logo

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. class="news_txt"> 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 

For more information, go to:

SHEN Fit Newsletter

SHEN Fit website


Center for Innovative Learning

The Center for Innovative learning is the vehicle by which the district achieves its commitment to provide a continuum of effective strategies, opportunities, programs and services that support teaching and learning.

Center for Innovative Learning website

- workshop registration and calendar

- resources search engine

Shen TRAC Website

Technology Resource Assistance Center helping Shen's teachers integrate technology into their classrooms.

Curriculum Mapping

Atlas Curriculum Mapping

Google Apps

Google Apps can be used for collaboration and communication. Your password and user ID are the same as your Shen log in.


Staff Trac is Student Learning Objectives (SLO) warehousing and professional development registration.



Inside Shen Newsletters

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November 2013

September 2013

Authoring a Web page

Website Guidelines. Staff MUST use ExpressionWeb to create or edit web pages. Contact a Lead Teacher for training opportunities.

User Id and Password

• New users - This summer the district will be redesigning the website. The site will no longer use Expressions Web. We recommend new websites be created in Google Sites.

• If you forget your web id or password, or have problems logging in, please contact the NERIC Help Desk at 518-862-5400 or



Process for requesting a network account

You must be a current Shen employee.
You need to acquire a network account packet from Information Services (or Human Resources upon hiring).
Return the completed (and signed) "Access Release and Authorization Form" to Information Services. Please keep the remainder of the packet for your reference.

You will receive notification and login instructions through the interoffice mail when your account has been created.
Login Directions and other new user information can be found among the on-line FAQ documents.

Here is a link to the documents in the account packet (Technology Ethics Statement, Acceptable use Procedures, Internet Safety Policy, and Access Release and Authorization Form.

Changing Voicemail Password

When you are prompted by the Meridian Voicemail System to change your password

Please follow these steps to change your password.

After your receive the prompt that your password will expire:

• Press 8 for Menu Options, then press 4 to change your password.

• Type in your current password, press #

• Type in your new password, press #

• Type in your new password again, press # (This will confirm your password selection.)

The Meridian Voicemail System will not allow you to reuse your current password.