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Old 12-03-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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Why does Fairfax co school give half day off on Monday? I was walking around the mall the other day on a monday and was hoping to avoid some annoying high schoolers.
The school year already allocates for snow days / holidays, etc. So what gives.?
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Why does Fairfax co school give half day off on Monday? I was walking around the mall the other day on a monday and was hoping to avoid some annoying high schoolers.
The school year already allocates for snow days / holidays, etc. So what gives.?
Which Monday are you talking about?

Looks like November 4th & 5th were student holidays. November 1st was the end of the marking period, so students were probably given a holiday on the following Monday & Tuesday so that teachers could work on report cards.

If it's very bothersome to you, maybe check this out before going to the mall:

http://www.fcps.edu/about/13-14cal.shtml
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Elementary schools have early release Mondays to allow the teachers their planning time for the week, since they don't have prep periods like middle/high school has.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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Elementary schools have early release Mondays to allow the teachers their planning time for the week, since they don't have prep periods like middle/high school has.

Right, it's only elementary kids that get off early on Mondays. Not middle or high school. Most of the high schools in Fairfax County to get out pretty early (2:30ish) because they start early but it's not a Monday thing.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:18 AM
 
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If this thread were about people other than high schoolers, it would be locked and deleted.

What's wrong with high schoolers and why you want to group them all together as annoying?

Maybe move somewhere with less or no high schoolers and you won't be bothered.

Or should they put up signs that say "NO High Schoolers" or "Non-High Schoolers ONLY"


What a stupid post this is....
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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What's wrong with high schoolers and why you want to group them all together as annoying?
The OP mentioned avoiding "some annoying high schoolers". I don't see where he grouped them all together.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Elementary schools have early release Mondays to allow the teachers their planning time for the week, since they don't have prep periods like middle/high school has.
But what a joke - most of the schools in my area used them completely for useless staff meetings and other other time-wasters mandated by the principal. Do any elementary teachers in the co actually get to use this for planning?

I don't really understand the HS schedules, but my babysitters from Ffx schools have always had odd times off - some kind of flexible scheduling, but I'm not sure how it works.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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But what a joke - most of the schools in my area used them completely for useless staff meetings and other other time-wasters mandated by the principal. Do any elementary teachers in the co actually get to use this for planning?
No different from me at middle school. I supposedly have 10 hours a week of planning + lunch breaks, but between lunch duty, meetings, mandatory remediation time, etc, I have about 2 hours a week of "free time" to get copies made, grading accomplished, planning done, and lunch consumed. It's inevitable that I do work at home.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Right, it's only elementary kids that get off early on Mondays. Not middle or high school. Most of the high schools in Fairfax County to get out pretty early (2:30ish) because they start early but it's not a Monday thing.

No, this was before 2:30 . I believe it was early November like another poster said and they had a day off or something.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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But what a joke - most of the schools in my area used them completely for useless staff meetings and other other time-wasters mandated by the principal. Do any elementary teachers in the co actually get to use this for planning?

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I'd say we occasionally get to use Monday afternoons for teacher directed planning. The majority are taken up by staff meetings, committee meetings, "Designated Monday" inservices, etc.
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