Anyone else off this week?

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  1. geoteacher

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    We are off again due to cold weather! It just doesn't seem to want to quit. We are supposed to have -40 to -50 wind chills over the next two days. I used to run several miles outdoors each day as long as the wind chill wasn't below -20, but this is cold - even for me!
     
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  3. Ima Teacher

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    We are out tomorrow.

    It was supposed to be my first day back, but I guess we'll try for Tuesday. I really think it might even be Wednesday before we're back to work. We were out all last week. I missed three weeks of work and only used four sick days!
     
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    No new about tomorrow yet. It is supposed to be about -30, and school is cancelled when it reaches -35. I would be very surprised if we have school on Tuesday, because it is supposed to be -40 to -50!
     
  5. SuperSub

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    We are off tomorrow. 4th day this month. We usually go years without a day off, but it is so cold and windy!
     
  6. Em_Catz

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    We were off four days last week and i loved every one of them. DH's isnt a teacher but his job allows him to telework on inclement weather days, so we enjoyed soending time together, snuggling, having lunch and i cooked a ton of food and froze it so i don't have to cook this week.

    Would love another.
     
  7. Go Blue!

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    We had three days off so far this month and about 4 or 5 delayed openings due to weather.

    I wish the days off would never end; I could always use another.
     
  8. Ms_C

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    School was cancelled for us on Friday due to ice and it could be a possibility on Tuesday/Wednesday of this week. You have to love SE Texas...the possibility of snow and school gets cancelled.
     
  9. czacza

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    One snow day off last week....we have our February break coming up in a few weeks.:)
     
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    Had off Monday (planned) and Tuesday last week. Delays the rest of the week. So far just a delay tomorrow. I've never seen them call anything earlier than about 6pm the night before.
     
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    We are off on Monday and Tuesday because of the severe cold. We are also supposed to have dangerous wind chills on Wednesday morning, but it is supposed to warm up later in the day. The powers that be said that we will have school on Wednesday. I can't imagine that we will.
     
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    We are off today, due to wind chills. This is our third day off this month. Doesn't look good for tomorrow,either.
     
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    Off today, this is our fourth snow day. It is almost certain we'll be off tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday.
     
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    Off today & prob tomorrow We received about 6 inches last nite plus drifting & cold temps!!!
     
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    In MN it takes a lot for us to close, but we are off again tomorrow with wind chills of -40. 5th day this month! That's more days than I had off during my entire K-12 schooling.
     
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    Most Houston area schools closed Friday, but we were back today. Some schools are already announcing closures though for tomorrow and maybe Wednesday! The forecast is for icy rain/sleet and maybe snow. We just don't have the road infrastructure to deal with it.
     
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    A lot closing tomorrow already!!!
     
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    Tomorrow I think I'm in one of three parishes that will be open in the whole state. Oh well. I'm sure I'll have kids out.
     
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    I was called off for tomorrow around 3:30 today. Love that, the last two days I've gotten up, showered, and ate breakfast before they called off! Now I can sleep in! :)
     
  20. DHE

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    We are off tomorrow and Wednesday. Lots of wrecks around these parts Friday and we have lots of bridges and overpasses.
     
  21. amakaye

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    We are closed today. This is our 12th weather day of the year! I live in an area that gets snow a few times a year, but it usually melts right away. Unfortunately, this year it has snowed and then been really cold, so it has frozen onto the county roads and led to several days off in a row for each storm. We have had only 4 regular days since Christmas, and 4 late start days...
     
  22. HistoryVA

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    I will be! We had off Wed and Thurs last week- snow finally melted and now we're due for 6-8 inches tonight! In an area that's gotten about 1 inch total in the last 3 years.
     
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    We're on cold weather day 5 today. All but one have been called the night before. Tomorrow's iffy.
     
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    I live in far West Texas. We have had one delay until 10 and that was weeks ago. No closures at all. I'm kind of jealous of all the delays and closures on one hand but on the other hand when you guys have to make them up and I'm off I will be doing the happy dance. It's a double edged sword.
     
  25. donziejo

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    I'm off to day. Snow and Ice in Mississippi. Going to enjoy my day.
     
  26. ChristyF

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    I was out Friday for snow (NEVER happens) and poof...out today and tomorrow for snow. I had right at 4 inches Friday and then again today. It's crazy. We have 2 weather days, so we'll make one up. They'll probably take one of our Mardi Gras days, I'm guessing.
     
  27. DHE

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    I just looked at our calendar which has the emergency days built-in and it looks like they will take PTC Day from us and March and add two days to the end of the year. This still has us getting out on May 28th; so, I'm fine.

    ChristyF~ I thought that you were too far up north to have Mardi Gras off.
     
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    My son is off for Day 6 of cold weather days this month alone. Any more and they will need to be making up days.
     
  29. ChristyF

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    We normally get 2 days of spring break. Because off the dates of Easter and testing we are only getting two days for Easter and a week for Mardi Gras. I'm just north of Alexandria, though. We have some Mardi Gras going on. :D
     
  30. kellzy

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    Hahaha. Off school....right....
    I've been in the Utah public school system in some capacity or another (student, volunteer, teacher), since 1990. In all that time school has been cancelled a grand total of once. No matter how cold, snowy, or nasty the air quality, we are there at school. I've trudged to school in -20 degrees, I've trudged to school with 4 feet of snow on the ground. I've been to school when the air quality was so bad, you'd get instant lung cancer just stepping outside (not that bad, but sometimes you have to wonder).
    In all that time, the only time they cancelled school was a freak snow storm in early September when I was in 6th grade and knocked over pretty much every tree in town: took out power and people couldn't drive on the roads because they couldn't plow the snow because of all the trees that had been knocked over on the streets, which was another obstacle to driving.
     
  31. DHE

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    I thought that you were further north,
     
  32. MissCeliaB

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    Jan 29, 2014

    Those of us farther north have some Mardi Gras going on, too. We just don't have off for it, though some students take off Ash Wednesday as a religious holiday.
     
  33. Ima Teacher

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    We still aren't back.

    Monday was a snow day. Staff worked yesterday. They had planned a two-hour delay for today, but then they checked roads and cancelled. Nothing is going to melt today, so I guess we are out tomorrow, too.

    I've given up on ever going back to work.
     
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    Most districts off again today... I know tomorrow evening I think very windy & snow. Saturday they are saying snow & I think next week big storm is out there.....
     
  35. DHE

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    I knew some areas in Louisiana aren't off for Mardi Gras which is what I was alluding to. We're off three days for MG and they definitely won't take any of those days back.

    Stay warm and safe, everyone.
     

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