When do you "officially" go back?

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  1. love_reading

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    I know that many of us prep during the summer and go in early to set up our rooms (especially when we move classrooms like me this year!:eek: ). I was just curious as to when everyone's "official" first day is? That is, contract day and then the kid's first day. We go back August 20th and have 3 days of meetings. The kids arrive August 23. I like that we go back on a Thursday and get to ease into it! lol
     
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    We go back on August 6 and have weeklong meetings and classroom prep time. The kids come back August 13.
     
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    My first official report date is August 8th. Kids come on August 14th, a Tuesday. Summer is quickly passing away.:unsure: Sad because I won't be watching my grandson anymore but happy because I'm starting at a new school.
     
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    I have to return on Monday morning for two weeks of pre-service training and then the students start on August 13.
     
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    We have professional development days Aug. 29 & 30 and we see kids for a half day on September 4th! Michigan passed a law that kids can't go back until after Labor Day. Something to do with tourism. So now our state puts tourism above school!!!
     
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    I go for week long trainings on the 20th and the kids start on the 27..but I am a first year teacher so I really have stuff 5 other days in August before that :)
     
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    I go back Aug. 13 and the kiddos come Aug. 20
     
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    Aug.1st for teachers and 7th for students.
     
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    Wow! That's early. When do you get out for summer? We got out really late this year, it was like June 8th or something. We usually get out before Memorial Day, but we had a really bad ice storm last winter and the electricity was out for most of the city for several days, downed lines, branches all over, etc. Some people didn't have electricity for two weeks! Needless to say, we had to make up the days we were out. Our summer is a little bit shorter. :(
     
  11. ranger1stgrd

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    Teachers report Aug. 9 and kids come on the 16th.
     
  12. love_reading

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    ranger, where are you located in MO? I am in Springfield.
     
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    I actually live in Crocker which is about 12 miles from Fort Leonard Wood, but I teach at Iberia another small town north of Crocker.
     
  14. terptoteacher

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    I go back on the 27th with students on the 30th.
    My children in a different district start after Labor Day.
     
  15. Miss Kirby

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    As a second year teacher (even though it'll be my second and a half year, hehe) I'm contracted to go back on August 2 to work in my room. The next day is a mentor meeting. The following week we have 3 days of staff meetings and 2 days to work in our rooms. We had a lot of construction done and my room was completely rebuilt, so I'll probably be there every spare moment setting up.

    Kids come back August 13.
     
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    July 26 & 27 new teacher induction
    July 30 first day for all teachers
    My school is new fom the ground up so we will get into our rooms mid-week after meetings and trainings, Open House August 3, and kids start August 6

    I am really excited about a great year!
     
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    Wow... lots of early starts.
    The first teacher day is Aug. 22. First day with students is Aug 27 (a Monday!--last year we got to ease into it... 3 day week started on Wed., then a 4 day week for Labor Day, then our first 5 day week!)
     
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    We officially go back August 13, kids come August 20.

    We're allowed to get the keys to our classroom as early as August 6, which I plan to do! :love:
     
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    The students' first day is September 4th. The school is open the last week in August for us to set up and work in our rooms, but there are no meetings and our hours are flexible. Some teachers are in long hours every day that week and some are only in for a couple of hours--whatever works.
     
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    I never realized so many schools started in August. Our district has always started after Labor Day. My first day is August 28 (4 days of meetings and such) and then school starts on Sept 4 with a minimum day.

    I have my classroom key but the janitor hasn't cleaned from last year (the teacher retired and took a while to move out). I am going to be gone the first 2 weeks in August. It is making me nervous!
     
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    I go back on Aug. 20th for a weeks worth of meetings. The kids come back on Aug. 27th!

    Texas passed a law to push back the start date! AND.....I'm lovin' it!
     
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    Okay, pretty close then. I went to undergrad with a teacher who ended up getting a job in Iberia. Don't know if she is still there, though.
     
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    Wow that will be nice to come back to a new room! I'm jealous!! There is a teacher in one of my grad classes who is moving to a newly built school for next year. I think it would be so nice to work in a bright, clean, modern environment. Do you have lots of space?
     
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    Wow! Another new school! Okay, I would just settle for air conditoning! :(
     
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    I went to see my classroom on Monday. It looked big but that was because it had nothing in it, no sink, no boards, no carpet. It is a longer and narrower shape than the other classrooms which are almost square. I heard from another school with the same layout that it's the same size, just looks bigger, but then I keep hearing rumors at my school that it's supposed to be bigger, and have built in storage. However, when I went in, they kept referring to the other new room as the "big room." So maybe that's what people were referring to. I don't understand why they didn't make them the same size though!
     
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    i start back with pre-planning tomorrow. I am excited but am dreading it...very mixed feelings. I can't wait to meet my new students but don't want to give up my summer!
     
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    I start Aug. 21st and the students start Aug. 27th:)
     
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    I start Aug. 20th, the kids start Aug. 27th. I plan to go to the school tomorrow and Tuesday to work in my room as I'll be out of town the rest of the week and busy next week. We are starting later this year, and I still feel like my summer has flown by!
     
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    Whats her name it's a small K-12 school? My sister and her family live in Ozark and she works for Heavy Duty and her husband works for St. John's.:rolleyes:
     
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    You know, I am horrible with names. All I remember is her first name which is Tammy. I know she had a daughter who would probably be about 12-13 years old now.
     
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    I start on the 20th and the kids on the 27th. I can't wait to work in my classroom but I don't think I will have access to my room before the 20th.
     
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    I go back on 9/4 but the kiddies dont come in until the 6th. Summer is slipping away!
     
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    Miss Kirby, mine this year also is long and skinny. I have been going over a few hours a week to try to organize and move in. It has been challenging though because no matter what I put on either side I don't have room for the desks in the 4 desk pod grouping I am used to! You may have to adjust your center tables and stuff too. It is keeping me awake at night trying to configure it all out in my head in a way that all my junk will fit! It helps if you don't have many centers or library books, but I have tons of both! Good luck! :rolleyes: :haha: :woot:
     
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    Miss Kirby, I have the same problem you do! My new room is very long (more space) but skinny! And with a kidney table on one side and a center table on the other there is no room for the desks the way I like them in groups of 4. It is keeping me awake at night moving it all round and around in my mind! I hope you don't have lots and lots of center games and library books like me. It is hard to place things the way I have always done it! :eek:
     
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    My sister thought that she heard that Michigan added 7 minutes to each day to be able to go Memorial Day- Labor Day. I think you are LUCKY to have such a long, wonderful summer! I would love to have the extra time!
     
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    I'm out in Arizona. The teachers go back to school August 7th for meetings and planning/prep. Students roll in August 13th!

    I've been setting up my room since last week :) So I'm ready to get the party rolling... I'm going to miss my daily naps though ;)
     
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    No, that is not true...yet. We still go past Labor Day. This year I got out June 8th and my own kids get out June 15th. We aren't adding any minutes to our day. There has been lots of talk about his so we shall see what happens in the next few years.
     
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    Back to School

    Teachers report on Aug 15 and students come back on Aug 20.

    I have been working off and on in my room since I moved schools and have tons of things to unpack and set-up my classroom:rolleyes: :help:
    Good Luck All!!!
     
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    We had teacher orientation/classroom setting up today and we have more tomorrow. It's basically set-up-your-classroom time right through Monday. Then we have an open house Monday night and school offically starts on Wednesday (the 29th).
     
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    I start the day after Labor Day. Only one more week of summer! :( I really don't want it to end! I am getting nervous thinking about the beginning being so near. Where did the summer go?
     
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    Tomorrow will be the end of week #3. It feels good to be getting into "the groove". Only 6 more weeks until report cards and fall intercesion! I forget that many schools are still on summer break.
     

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