Do you have a February Break?

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Do you have a February Break?

  1. Yes, I have a week break in February

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  2. Nope, no break here

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  3. I have a small break in February

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  1. Pisces_Fish

    Pisces_Fish Fanatic

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    Feb 17, 2013

    No break here, we go from Dec-April. I hate this long stretch. I went to school and did my ST in a state where we had a week off in Dec, Feb, and Apr. I'm more used to it now, but man I missed my Feb break when I first started teaching!!

    Which of you lucky ducks is off this week? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Rebel1

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    Yep!
    Off for 1/2 day, after a training!
    It's not MUCH, but it'd do.
    Rebel1
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    Never have.

    We get a week off in October for fall break. We also get a week off in April if we haven't had too many snow days.
     
  5. Mathemagician

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    We have 3 days off (Mon-Wed) this week. We were supposed to have all week, but Sandy shaved off 2 days.
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    We're off tomorrow for Presidents Day. Honestly, it's at a lousy time in my academic calendar because we're doing Canterbury Tales, which includes the roughest writing assignment of the marking period. Grrr...
     
  7. dgpiaffeteach

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    We had Friday off and we have tomorrow off.
     
  8. MrsC

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    We have a week off mid-March.
     
  9. donziejo

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    Have to work tomorrow , make up day for hurricane Isaac. Have a week off for spring break in March.
     
  10. kpa1b2

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    We had Friday off & also get Monday off. My son's district has the week off.
     
  11. giraffe326

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    Where I am from, you would get a Friday-Monday 4 day weekend.

    We were SUPPOSED to be off on Monday, but we have a snow make up day.

    NC and their incredibly stupid (and controlling) calendar laws make having a day off in February impossible.
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    Yes, thank goodness! Considering I work in a year round school we need this break!
     
  13. czacza

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    Same here...we made up the other three days already..
     
  14. MissScrimmage

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    We get Monday off as a 'family day'. Then we'll have spring break at the end of March.
     
  15. Rabbitt

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    No break until last day of school.
     
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    I get one day off on Monday. It is for Family Day.
     
  17. lucybelle

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    Nope, we get Semana Santa off (Easter week). Which falls in March this year.
     
  18. amakaye

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    Tomorrow we're making up a snow day. We have off the last week of March for spring break. I'm bummed because it falls during Holy Week this year. As a church organist, that means I really can't go anywhere then...
     
  19. Jlyn07

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    Yes, I am off this whole week :). I am in one of those states who has week long (or more) breaks in December, February and April. And either our April break or Memorial Day weekend will be longer because we will get back unused snow days. We haven't used one this year so far! Of course, we are in school until the third week of June so it evens out.
     
  20. Ms. I

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    Other than the 2 Mondays in a row for Presidents' Days, no. (My spring break's the 3rd wk of March.)
     
  21. JustMe

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    Never heard of such until A to Z. We have MLK and Presidents' Day off if they're not makeup days.
     
  22. smalltowngal

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    We don't have any breaks until mid-March's spring break. Such a loooooong stretch.

    Rabbit~I would DIE!
     
  23. JustMe

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    I wouldn't die, but I sure as heck would be sick a few times. :whistle:
     
  24. Bella2010

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    No February break here. We don't get President's Day off. Our upcoming breaks are Spring Break, which is the third week in March, and a four day weekend for Easter, then nothing until the end of school. I wish they would build a snow day into MLK day and President's Day because everyone else in my family is off those two days. But, the didn't ask for my input. :p
     
  25. Rabbitt

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    My district has always run a tight Labor Day to Memorial Day schedule. 2 days at Thanksgiving and 5 school days at Christmas.
    Although you get used to it, it is rough.
    Kids need an extended break from not only work but from each other...and me :wub:
     
  26. Linguist92021

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    We have tomorrow (Monday) off for President's Day. This was surprising, I forgot about it, because we barely get any holidays. My daughter's high school district has off this Monday, and had off last Monday.
     
  27. YoungTeacherGuy

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    During my first 5 years in my district, we got off an entire week in February.

    For the past 3 years, we've only gotten a four-day weekend.

    Not complaining, though. I'll take a four-day weekend anytime!
     
  28. FarFromHome

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    We have no February break, but we have Spring Break in March. We have a really long spring break this year. We get a whole week off, then we have the next Monday off for a leave day and Tuesday and Friday off for State holidays I think. So in two weeks, we only go in for Wednesday and Thursday.
     
  29. stephenpe

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    Nope, what we usually have are February break downs. I see
    a few already in one school with some being out quite a bit.
    I actually took a mental health day on Valentines Day.
    We get Spring Break in the middle of March. A week off.
     
  30. waterfall

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    I have tomorrow off if that counts as a "small break." In my last district we had the entire week off. I liked it but the gen ed teachers were always complaining about having a week off before state testing. Now that I'm a gen ed teacher, I totally get it! I would be freaking out if we had an entire week off of school right now! My spring break is the end of March and then we don't have any days off until the end of the year. I think that stretch is going to be really long!
     
  31. smalltowngal

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    JustMe~maybe I was being a bit of a drama queen!! :lol: my hubs would say so anyway...but yes I would be taking some *cough, cough* sick days!
     
  32. thirdgradebuzz

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    We have Prez day off, followed by a teacher workday on Tuesday. We WOULD have had the past Friday off also, but it was a make-up snow day.

    They build these 3 days off into the schedule each year so they can be used to make-up snow days without adding them on to the end of the year.
     
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    Had only today off! Back to it tomorrow!
     
  34. jteachette

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    We have a training day on Friday, so the kids have off. We don't have any more days off until spring break(Easter week).
     

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