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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.....
Closing/Delay Information for Fairfax County Schools. Patch file photo.
RADIO GUY March 16, 2014 at 07:05 pm
Of course schools should be closed if road conditions endanger school children.
Kathie Diapoulis March 16, 2014 at 07:22 pm
I just got an email from Fairfax County School stating that they were closed tomorrow.
West Potomac High School announced Friday they have hired a new head football coach, Jeremiah Ross, who comes to the Wolverines from Caroline County High School in Milford, Va.
Wildermann March 1, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Wow, such fanfare over a new football coach. If there is a real balance between sports and academicsRead More in FCPS shouldn't the school also have meet and greet days for a new academic instructor?
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.
Teachers Dressing Casual For a Raise in Fairfax County
Victoria McLeod February 11, 2014 at 08:07 am
The BOS and the Schools need to work closely together and the schools need to be more up front whatRead More they spend their money on.PTA's play a large part.depends on the wealth of that schools PTA.
Fairfax Watcher February 11, 2014 at 10:18 am
It DOES matter how you dress!! Teachers' wardrobes should ALREADY include professionalRead More clothing....shouldn't they? "Dress Down"? My visits to South Fairfax elementary schools have shown that most all teachers look like slobs....no dresses or suits/ties in sight. Some were wearing clothes that were not even pressed nor clean. I have not been to high schools, BUT the most important role models should be in the elementary schools were young brains are impressionable.
Victoria McLeod February 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
Fairfax Watcher. Question have you taught school? Do you wear spike heels and cocktail dressesRead More everywhere you go? In schools teachers have to at times in Elem. school get down on the carpet with students. It is difficult to do that with a dress. I have worked in several Elem. schools as a sub through 13 years and retired from FXCO Govt. after 20 years. I have never met a teacher that looked like a slob. It is apparent that you do not respect teachers. You must live in Fairfax Station and probably wear spike heels and cocktail dresses every where you go. Your remarks are very disrespectful towards FXCO teachers which are the heart and soul for our children. Shame on you for those remarks. Be a Volunteer in Haley and other schools in that area instead of putting down the staff. Friday are casual at which time teachers dress down. They are always a shining example for the students they teach.
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