Veterans Day & Thanksgiving

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Any vacation time coming up?

    We're off this Friday the 10th for Veterans Day & the 20th-24th for Thanksgiving.

    I've heard of several districts that only get off Thursday and Friday (the 23rd and 24th), though!
     
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  3. futuremathsprof

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    I get off the 10th, as well, but my Thanksgiving Break is from November 20-24th. Also, anyone else looking forward to a three-day weekend?
     
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    We are not out the 10, but we get the whole week of Thanksgiving off.
     
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    Half day the 8th, off the 9th and 10th.

    Half day the 22nd, off the 23rd and 24th.
     
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    We have the 10th off, but we only get Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving. It's fine though, half the class doesn't show on that Wednesday so it's more of a fun day than an instructional one.
     
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    Off the 10th, then 2.5 days off for Thanksgiving (half Wednesday, full Thursday/Friday). To me, that's perfect, especially with winter break just a few weeks later!

    (Instead of vacation time, it'll be more like "catchup" time! :p )
     
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    Thursday and Friday off this week for NJ teachers' convention.
    1/2 day on day before Thankgsiving plus Thursday and Friday of thankgsiving weekend..
     
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    Same as you, not surprisingly. :) We also have a teacher work day this Thursday. Next week is all minimum days for parent conferences.

    I’m SO looking forward to some time off. With our early start to the year, we will have been in school 14.5 weeks by the time Thanksgiving vacation comes around. Thankfully, this is our longest stretch of the year.
     
  10. Backroads

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    20-24th we are out.
     
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    November 10th - No School
    November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

    Annnndddddd....that’s all I get.
     
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    We're also off for Veterans Day and again for the full week of Thanksgiving. We haven't historically gotten the whole week of Thanksgiving off, just Thursday and Friday in the past, but changes to our most recent contract gave us the full week.
     
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    I'd support a Winter Appreciation Day. And Fall Appreciation Day. And Spring Appreciation Day.
     
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    We do not get Veterans Day off. There is a Veterans Day Program in the morning which takes almost the whole morning. the day before Thanksgiving is a half day inservice for teachers and then we get Thursday and Friday off. We will go to Christmas break for a half day on the 22nd and back January 3 for teachers and kids on January 4.
     
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    Growing up I always got Veterans Day off, but have never gotten the day off for it in this state. We do have a full week off for Thanksgiving though. Some districts around here do a fall break, which I've never had. Given the choice I would rather just be off Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving and have a fall break!
     
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    You must have a LONG summer to make up for such short midyear breaks. In addition to Veterans Day and all week for thanksgiving, we’re off December 22 and come back January 8. We also have a week off in February.

    My district is transitioning to a fall break in October AND the whole week for Thanksgiving! It’s not unheard of around here - my former school has it. We start very early - second week of August this year - and have a much shorter summer than other areas of the country.
     
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    We are off the 22-24 for Thanksgiving.
     
  18. futuremathsprof

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    Hahahaha! Yeah no.
     
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    We got both this year! We had 3 days off in October for fall break, plus a whole week for Thanksgiving! (And a week and two days off for Christmas this year, too!)
     
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    At the private school where I work, our Christmas Break is from December 18 to January 3rd. I can’t wait!!!
     
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    That is heavenly! We start exams on the 15th. So the 15th-20th are early release days, plus students are in midterm exams the whole time. Our last day is the 20th and we don't go back until the 8th. I can't wait!!!!
     

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