Thanksgiving Break

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  1. ECE ABC

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    Just wondering how long everyone is off for the Thanksgiving holiday?

    We have early dismissal at 12:45 for all students and staff on Wednesday and then we are off Thursday & Friday...can' wait!

    We use to get the Wednesday before off but with all the snow storms we get they are making us go in for a half day on Wednesday from now on.




    How about you?
     
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  3. giraffe326

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    We have Wednesday off. When I was growing up, we never had Wednesday off. I think it is good so people can travel.
     
  4. ECE ABC

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    I agree.......many staff are taking it off anyway because they are traveling to be with family.
     
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    I have the whole week off! It's partially because we don't get a fall break or Veteran's day off, like many districts around here do. The full week is kind of nice for travelling, but otherwise I'd rather have the little breaks here and there to break things up.

    ETA: I would be furious if we had school on Wednesday! I've never heard of a district doing that. Even in years where I haven't gotten the full week I've always gotten Wed-Fri. off.
     
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    Until I moved to North Carolina, I had never heard of anyone having Wednesday off.
     
  7. ECE ABC

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    We use to have it off, for years..but we miss so much school with the winters we have so they changed it and February break is only a 4 day weekend now:(

    I guess its their way of getting us out of school before July 1st!
    Last few years we went as late as the last week in June.


    This year we are aiming for JUNE 9TH don't think it will happen though.
     
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    We have the whole week off this year. I hate it. We have had zero days out since Labor Day, and my kids are burnt out. We used to have a two day week the week of Thanksgiving, but they traded those days for a day of conferences and teacher meetings to give the full week.
     
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    Same for us! I'd much rather have some extra three day weekends than a whole week off, especially so close to Christmas break anyway.
     
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    My campus is open until 3 on Wednesday. I am taking the day off, and my assistants will work that day.

    We also have to be open until 3 on Christmas Eve. I've been lucky in that my hourly assistants usually want to work, and I take the days off.
     
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    We have the whole week! I've had the whole week off my whole life. It's very common in CA.

    We also had a week for fall break and a day off for Veteran's Day. We started August 11.

    We get out late in the year for how early we start, though - mid June. Personally, I enjoy the shorter summer and the frequent breaks throughout the year! It's a great tradeoff.
     
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    We have a whole week as well.
     
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    We have two days, Thursday and Friday. This will be the first break we have had since school started on Sept. 2.
     
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    I have worked at several districts in the past & have always had the whole week off for TG. Although I don't work at a school this year, I'll work T & W w/ what I'm doing now.
     
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    My main district I sub in has the whole week off, Monday through Friday. My other district just has the Thursday and Friday off.
     
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    We have off Tuesday-Friday. I can't wait!!!
     
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    We have the whole week off and while yes, it has been a long haul since Labor Day, I am *thrilled* to have a whole week -- it's a real vacation! Three-day weekends are great but I'll take my week off. When we go back, just two weeks of class, then finals, then the end of the semester! Our last day is June 6th.

    We have another long stretch like this from Spring Break to Memorial Day in the spring and I'm already thinking ahead of taking a PD somewhere in there.
     
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    Wednesday is a half day (both kids and staff, though I'm sure I'll be sticking around for a while afterwords to *maybe* avoid coming in the rest of the "break"), and obviously Thursday and Friday are days off as well.
     
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    Growing up, I never heard of anyone around us having off on Wednesday.

    Here, we have had it off most years. It certainly makes it easier for travel. This year, it's allowing us to visit both my side off the family and my DH's, which is really good because we don't know if we'll be able to for Christmas!
     
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    We have the whole week off as well. I'm so looking forward to it!
     
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    Wednesday-Friday. I'm excited!!! We've always had Wednesday off.
     
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    We have the whole week off. It's always wonderful! I get to decorate my house, and write semester exams, which students begin preparing for not long after returning from break. They only have two weeks of school before exams start! I'll do a quick unit, then move on to review!
     
  23. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Must be a CA thing!

    Until I joined the forum, I'd never heard of anyone not getting the entire week off!
     
  24. mathmagic

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    And I've never heard of anyone getting the full week off until reading this thread :lol:
     
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    We have a half day Tuesday and are out Wednesday-Friday. I am counting down the days!
     
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    I grew up in NJ and now work in MD; I have never had that Wednesday off - maybe a half day if I was lucky.

    This year I only get Thursday and Friday off - no half-day Wednesday.
     
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    We had a five day weekend in October.
    We go to school on Monday and 1/2 of Tuesday of next week, but then we have Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off as well.
     
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    All week since we didn't use any hurricane days!! Yay!!
     
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    We have the entire week off, and it's been that way for many years. When I was growing up in this area, we were generally off Wed-Friday.

    Technically, we're still only off Wed-Friday, but our district allows us to earn 12 staff development hours during the summer to excuse us from these days. All principals and any teachers who didn't take advantage of that opportunity have to work on Monday and Tuesday.
     

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