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Summer will wait one more day.
D. Brown April 12, 2014 at 07:28 am
Why bother? The books and supplies will be packed away. It is just a waste of people's time.
Rolling Thunder 2013 April 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
@D. Brown. I thoroughly agree. Waste of time and money.
afsheri April 12, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Agree - what is the point? More money spent on opening for a few hours for zero productivity. AddRead More some Saturdays to the schedule between now and then.
School Delay Decision from Fairfax County Schools. Patch File.
The Convict March 19, 2014 at 04:02 am
Yes, I'm sure our lagging performance against other countries can rightly be attributed toRead More weather-related, school opening delays. I don't know about your kids, but mine, instead of walking headlong into traffic in order to get to the bus stop because of a lack of properly cleared sidewalks, went to the YMCA instead. So, while your kid was out there toughening up by standing in the cold, the Delinquents were toughening up in the gym so that they can literally kick the world's ass.
Mike March 20, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Our lagging performance has everything to do with the idiots running Henrdon Elementary. Lots of forRead More sale signs going up this spring as a result! Nice job HE! I see Brenda Wichman was nice enough to perpetuate the whine about the poor kiddies having to stand and walk on snow at the bus stop or on their way to school! OH THE HORROR! Man some parents are freakin...well, you know.
Tara March 20, 2014 at 05:20 pm
I see you like kids.....
Snow Day Decision from Fairfax County Schools. Patch file photo.
Molli Ismail March 3, 2014 at 05:57 pm
SERIOUSLY??? All I can say is I went to school in Maine. You walked to school in two feet of snowRead More and yes over a mile at times. Is it that people are paid to much money to not get the snow removed in a timely period or is it that we have incompetent bus drivers that cant drive the kids to school? Seriously, what is the problem? Maybe we need to look at the time management of the administration. What can I say, comments are free!
Christopher Gee March 3, 2014 at 06:09 pm
^congrats on walking to school. As they have said before the county covers a lot of ground and theRead More row homes/projects around Alexandria haven't been touched.
TS March 3, 2014 at 06:46 pm
The Centreville and Chantilly housing areas show no signs of plowing as of this evening. This isRead More not ordinary snow. The icy under-layer makes it particularly difficult. Safety should always come first.
There's a way around the calendar crunch for some snow days: a state waiver. Patch file photo.
Cee IheartNez Carter February 17, 2014 at 11:47 am
Since they are not going to change the date of regularly scheduled testing I don't think that makingRead More up the days do anything good for the students. Unless these days can be made up in advance of the test (sol, ect) so my vote it to not extend school!
MomtoB February 18, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Most schools around the world have classes year round. We have 180 days and then aren't even goingRead More to make up the ten missed days. It's ridiculous. These kids need to be in school. Yes make up the days, go to a longer school year. Make Monday's full day, take away teacher work days and whatever else it takes. There were talks about starting before Labor Day every year - why didn't that take place? Our kids are missing out on education and they need to be in school more to make up for it.
Meg February 19, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Maybe schools should have thought of this before classes were cancelled. There's no reason kidsRead More can't go to school because of the threat of snow. And "storms" where we get 2 inches and classes cancelled are JOKE. And I'm sorry when temps are in the low 20's with windchills in the teens or single digits - that's what layers are for... wear winter clothing and dress for the weather. I have absolutely no sympathy for the kids needing to be in school longer.
School Closings, Delays Info for Fairfax County Public Schools. Patch file photo
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle February 12, 2014 at 05:11 pm
If you are in need of childcare during tomorrows snow day your little ones are invited to The SitterRead More Circle "Snow Day Play Date" Songs, crafts, games, a bounce house and great new friends! Click on the EVENTS page of www.thesittercircle.com for more information!
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) February 12, 2014 at 08:03 pm
Thanks for posting your information Rachel!
Skip Endale February 12, 2014 at 08:35 pm
school closings etc being the know https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean/ just sane.
Karen Garza, the superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools issued a letter Tuesday about the school division's accidental hiring of several convicted felons. (Patch file.)
AileenPaul January 30, 2014 at 11:56 am
While I realize the hirings are against state law, I can't help but feel that these employees shouldRead More be judged on the contributions they have made in the last 6 years. One was up for promotion which makes me think she was among the best teachers at her school. She disclosed her past honestly from the beginning. It seems unjust to fire her and the others when the mistake was not their fault to begin with. Is there no chance for a person with a prior conviction to turn his/her life around and contribute to society, even in public education?
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