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Old 08-16-2007, 05:01 PM   #11
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I think the worst thing to happen to schools in the last 10 years is the on-then-off schedule.

Agreed. How do parents with day jobs manage this sort of haphazard school schedule? And what about if their children go to different schools with different schedules?

See why I didn't have children? I know I couldn't handle this stuff!
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #12
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I'm starting high school this year, and we have 8 periods a day, 50 minutes each...we go back August 29th and get out June 13th, I think. We have about 10 days each off for winter and spring break, and maybe one day a month off for teacher inservice...I have to say, I like them always scheduling inservice around my birthday, so I get a 4/5 day weekend to celebrate.

Luckily, my dad works from home, so we don't have problems with scheduling.

I, of course, like the days off. They let me knit, or explore my own stuff. School is always far more boring than what I can teach myself.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:25 PM   #13
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Jess knit says it all. It seems that school is something that is worked in between vacation time. When did society decide that school had to be entertaining instead of a place to learn the skills necessary for living. Oppps! I am getting much too preachy
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:28 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Jess_knit View Post
I'm starting high school this year, and we have 8 periods a day, 50 minutes each...we go back August 29th and get out June 13th, I think. We have about 10 days each off for winter and spring break, and maybe one day a month off for teacher inservice...I have to say, I like them always scheduling inservice around my birthday, so I get a 4/5 day weekend to celebrate.

Luckily, my dad works from home, so we don't have problems with scheduling.

I, of course, like the days off. They let me knit, or explore my own stuff. School is always far more boring than what I can teach myself.
sounds like you have a full schedule in school. good luck
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:49 PM   #15
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i'll be a sophomore this year, and we have block scheduling too: four classes a day, 90 minutes each. we have 2 semesters, but each semester is split in half so we have 4 quarters. i loveee the block scheduling because school seems to go so much faster, and we can get more information in during class.

we only ever have half days on like teacher in service days, and exam day at the end of first semester so that the teachers have more time to grade our exams. we have to go 180 days per year too, and i'm in ohio. so i know thats definately the law here. 155 days sounds wayyyy too low.
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:38 PM   #16
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I lived in south Florida for almost ten years. My sister lived in north Florida. The difference in our schedules, despite living in the same state, was amazing.

We typically started around the first week of August. We had off at least one Friday each month, and one Thursday each month was a half-day. I think these were teacher planning days. Because of the large Jewish population, we were also granted all Jewish high holidays, so September and October saw a couple of extra days off. We did not get a fall break (except for Christmas). We did not get out of school until the middle of June. My sister's son started toward the end of August and got out the third week of May.

When we moved back to north Florida a few years ago, I was shocked that we didn't have Fridays off. I had gotten used to it! I actually really like having my kids home with me, even as they've gotten older.

Florida's state DOE just changed the school calendar to bring everyone a bit more in line with each other. Many districts started around the 20th of August, and we'll probably all get out around the same time in May.
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:04 PM   #17
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It also has to do how well the students work. I have gotten straight A's the past 3 years in all advanced subjects, and we miss a lot of days.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:38 AM   #18
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My son started back last Wed...they go a total of 180 days as well...they get less days off than what I did for Thanksgiving and Spring break... and don't seem to take any other days off that I didn't except fair days which has always made me ....They were sent home early on Friday but that was because the school has no a/c and it was HOT here...

I do think 155 is low...to me rather they go 175-180 days it is still how the teacher/student uses the time he/she is in school.. I think the kids need a break now and then... my son is in first grade and first night a letter was sent home stating he would have homework every night, plus weekly spelling words to learn, and weekly books sent home to be tested on... to me I think this is to much on the little ones...I think we tend to put to much pressure on our kids and not enough time letting them just be kids...
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As a teacher, a half day is a waste. We don't get to plan or grade papers. We have to sit in a class and learn a new teaching method or get fussed like 2nd graders because we haven't mastered/implemented the last one. Meanwhile our students' schedules are up in the air and I have lost a day of teaching. Trust me, noone wins!
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When I taught school in the States, I have to say I really loved the 3 month holiday every summer. However, now that we live here in Australia and my kids have six weeks for summer with two week breaks in between terms, I really, really like that a lot. They don't have time to get bored during summer and there is always the promise of a decent break soon. (Of course, our school year runs from Feb - Dec.) I guess it depends what position you're in - teacher, student or parent.
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