What State Are You In and When is Your First Day of School?

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  1. CFClassroom

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    and "State of Panic" is not an OK answer ;P

    I find it so interesting that everyone's start dates vary so much. I also noticed that when I'm packaging orders for Littlest Learners, I have tons of teachers ordering in FL and TX throughout the first two weeks of July, followed by CA and MI at the end of July and then the orders seem to scatter all over the country after that. The same is holding true this year, but it seems like everyone goes back at different times so the pattern is a mystery to me.

    So...What state are you in and what day do the kids start back?

    I'm in MA and our first day is always the Wed after Labor Day so we don't start until September 8th.
     
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  3. zoey'smom

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    I am in Illinois. We start back on August 24th. This is a half day. First full day will be August 25th.
     
  4. beckaloulou

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    Indiana

    I am in Indiana and I started back on Monday the 2nd ... I am a charter school :)
     
  5. UVAgrl928

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    Kids are back Sept. 7 in Northern VA (though southern parts of the state start back earlier)
     
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    I live in South Carolina. The first day for students is Aug 16th.
     
  7. JaimeMarie

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    Maine (starts dates vary by district)

    Teachers start August 30th students Start Sept 1st. They only go two days that week. They will have a four day weekend and start again Tuesday Sept. 7th.
     
  8. Cateacher2b

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    I'm in Utah and we start on August 18...teachers go back on the 13th.
     
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    I'm in Texas, and school starts August 23.
     
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    I'm in New York State, and we start back on September 7th for two inservice days. Students come in for a full day on Thursday, September 9th.
     
  11. Rachael84

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    NY, kids start Sept 8 and we go in the 7th. I think upstate starts earlier.
     
  12. leighbball

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    NJ...teachers start Sept. 1 and kids start Sept. 7 in my district.
     
  13. MsMar

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    I'm in PA.

    My district: teachers start Aug 23rd, students August 30th
    Dh's district: teachers start Sept 1st, students Sept 7th
    Children's district: teachers start Aug 30th, students Sept 1st.

    So, three different districts with three different start times, all in PA.
     
  14. DrivingPigeon

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    Wisconsin, September 1st

    In Wisconsin public schools cannot start until September 1st (unless they get permission from the state or something).
     
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    NC
    I start back August 18th.
    The kiddos are back August 25th.
     
  16. teacherfourth

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    Hi..Im in Quincy,Ma and my fourth graders start the Wednesday after Labor Day.
     
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    I'm in Louisiana, all parishes (counties to the rest of you :D) start at their own pace, but mine is next week. I start Monday the 9th and the kids start Friday the 13th for a 1/2 day.
     
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    I'm in NC. In my district the teachers start back Aug. 17th...the students start full day on Aug. 25th.
     
  19. AKitchin

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    Prince William Co Virginia.. so Northern VA like UVAgrl928 said - Sept 7th!!!
     
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    Washington state:
    my district....Sept 2
    My children...Sept. 7
     
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    NJ
    teachers Sept 1st, students Sept 2nd
     
  22. FarFromHome

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    I'm in Idaho. The kids come back the 17th. We only have one teacher's day this year-so I don't have to be back until the 16th.
     
  23. Momzoid

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    Huntsville, AL, teachers start Aug 3, students Aug. 9:dizzy:
     
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    Guess I'm the early one from the responses so far :)

    Georgia.

    We started yesterday (August 3)
    Students come for a full day Friday (August 6)
     
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    NJ, and we go back Sept 7 (but have inservice day on 9/1)
     
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    Missouri!

    Students start August 24th-always a full day. Wish we would have some 1/2 days.
     
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    In Texas we aren't allowed to start before the last Monday in August. I think there may still be waivers for some schools, but pretty much it's the week of August 23rd.
     
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    I'm in GA. Pre-planning was last week and students began this past Monday (Aug 2)
     
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    North Dakota

    Teachers in on Aug. 23rd with two days of Prof Development. Kiddos start on Aug. 25th for a full-day. :)
     
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    In Hawaii, the kids came back to school this past Monday (August 2nd.) Classes are already in full swing!
     
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    I'm also in Illinois but we start September 1st and students start on Tuesday following labor day weekend.
     
  32. Ambrosegirl84

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    ND. Each district varies, but our school starts Aug. 18.
     
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    I am in Missouri and our first day is August 18th. We always start on a Wednesday so we don't have to go a full week before we get a weekend.
     
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    Minnesota-kids can't start until the Tuesday after Labor Day (state law). Some districts got a waiver this year, so some will be starting around August 23. Some districts also do 4 day school weeks, so their start days are staggered.
     
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    NJ 9/7
     
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    I'm in southern CA. My district starts on 8/30. A district near us won't start until 9/8.
     

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