already a day off?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
already a day off?
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Wed, 08-11-2004 - 11:15pm
Well today was day #1. It went wonderfully...I wish they were always so awesome. I think they were just in "summer mode".

We may already get Friday off...hurricanes are a comin'. We are bracing ourselves. Keep us in your thoughts.

Priscilla

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Wed, 08-11-2004 - 11:50pm
I hope they Bonnie and Charley pass you by quickly. (Now, why couldn't they have named them Bonnie and Clyde?)

We lost 8 days in 2 weeks 2 years ago when T.S. Isadore (or was it Isabelle?) and Hurricane Lili came through. The T.S. was a whole bunch of nothing, but your Superintendent jumped the gun and closed us for a W, TH, and Friday. We went back for Monday and Tuesday, then we were out for a week for Lili.

Sending good weather vibes! ~~~~~

Karen

 


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Thu, 08-12-2004 - 2:25pm

Hang on tight! Is there a plan for make-up days due to weather? In the midwest most schools miss days in the winter due to snow. We have to make them up. Calendars have gotten really creative to include possible make-up days during the year and avoid lengthening the school year.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 08-26-2000
Thu, 08-12-2004 - 6:20pm
We have a few "emergency days" built into our calendar, but we still had about 6 days to make up from our hurricanes and tropical storms.

We turned our parent teacher conference day into a school day and had no parent-teacher conferences that year. They used a teacher inservice day as another make-up day. Then some Einstein realized at the end of the year that had been a mandatory inservice day, so the teachers ended up going one of the last Saturdays of the year. And it would have been nice to use it to work on records, etc, but we had to sit and listen to some boring speakers.

Then to make up the remaining 4 days, or so, they decided to add 6 mintues to the end of each school day. Boy, was that ever quality learning time! You think your last hour class is already the longest of the day - this was just icing on the cake!

Karen

 


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Fri, 08-13-2004 - 6:05pm
We're in the Tampa Bay area and YES...we are expected to have the Charley go right over us. We're hanging on tight. In related to teaching, we had lots of hurricane lesson plans go into effect on Thursday (we got off today) - I had the kids write a persuasive letter to Charlie asking him to go away. One of the kids wrote: Dear Charley: head to Texas...I hear it's much more fun than Florida.

Hanging on tight!

D