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Old November 13th 03, 11:08 PM
Aaron Eilers
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"JennP" wrote in message
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"chiam margalit" wrote in message
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We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
off.

I give up. I'll just send the kids to school when I feel like it, and
the heck with the calendar.


Seriously?? No district I've ever taught in has made school calendar

changes
once the calendar is voted on A YEAR IN ADVANCE at the board meeting.

The only changes made mid-year that I've heard of are due to excessive
amounts of snow days. Usually they will change the last day of school and
sometimes (very rarely) change a vacation.


In school districts that I have taught in, they sometimes indicate some
vacation days throughout the year as potential make up days to let us know
that it would be possible for the day to become a day of classes if
necessary. I assume that this is not the case here.

Aaron


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Old November 13th 03, 11:24 PM
P. Tierney
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Default And ANOTHER school calendar change


"Hillary Israeli" wrote in message
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In [email protected]_s51,
P. Tierney wrote:

*
*"chiam margalit" wrote in message
. com...
* We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
* monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
* off.
*
* Do all of the parents in the district have email connections?
*Is this how they normally communicate such things?

Didn't we talk about this already?


I don't know. Maybe I missed it. Either way, it's a simple
question. I wonder because it wouldn't work *at all* here, since
probably a good chunk of the parents do not have email.
Hence the question.


P. Tierney


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Old November 14th 03, 12:51 AM
Bruce and Jeanne
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Default And ANOTHER school calendar change

P. Tierney wrote:


"Hillary Israeli" wrote in message
...
In [email protected]_s51,
P. Tierney wrote:

*
*"chiam margalit" wrote in message
. com...
* We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
* monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
* off.
*
* Do all of the parents in the district have email connections?
*Is this how they normally communicate such things?

Didn't we talk about this already?


I don't know. Maybe I missed it. Either way, it's a simple
question. I wonder because it wouldn't work *at all* here, since
probably a good chunk of the parents do not have email.
Hence the question.


P. Tierney



I would think email would be *one* way of communicating these things,
but not necessarily the *only* way of communication.

Jeanne

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Old November 14th 03, 02:50 AM
Joni Rathbun
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Bruce and Jeanne wrote:

P. Tierney wrote:


"Hillary Israeli" wrote in message
...
In [email protected]_s51,
P. Tierney wrote:

*
*"chiam margalit" wrote in message
. com...
* We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
* monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
* off.
*
* Do all of the parents in the district have email connections?
*Is this how they normally communicate such things?

Didn't we talk about this already?


I don't know. Maybe I missed it. Either way, it's a simple
question. I wonder because it wouldn't work *at all* here, since
probably a good chunk of the parents do not have email.
Hence the question.


P. Tierney



I would think email would be *one* way of communicating these things,
but not necessarily the *only* way of communication.


That pretty much sums things up.





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Old November 14th 03, 04:33 AM
P. Tierney
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"Joni Rathbun" wrote in message
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On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Bruce and Jeanne wrote:

P. Tierney wrote:


I don't know. Maybe I missed it. Either way, it's a simple
question. I wonder because it wouldn't work *at all* here, since
probably a good chunk of the parents do not have email.
Hence the question.


I would think email would be *one* way of communicating these things,
but not necessarily the *only* way of communication.


That pretty much sums things up.


Well, that's what I would think too. But I don't how it really
is for the OP. That's why I asked. I wouldn't think that a school district
would change holiday dates with less than a month in advance either,
so given that, I'm not about to assume that there is any logical
standard operating procedure in her district.


P. Tierney




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Old November 14th 03, 06:03 AM
chiam margalit
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"P. Tierney" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s51...
"chiam margalit" wrote in message
om...
We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
off.


Do all of the parents in the district have email connections?
Is this how they normally communicate such things?


Do we HAVE to have this discussion again. I mean, we've done it twice
in the past couple of months. Why don't you just google it and read my
responses.

Marjorie


P. Tierney

  #18  
Old November 14th 03, 06:06 AM
chiam margalit
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Default And ANOTHER school calendar change

"JennP" wrote in message news:[email protected]_s52...
"chiam margalit" wrote in message
om...
We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
off.

I give up. I'll just send the kids to school when I feel like it, and
the heck with the calendar.


Seriously?? No district I've ever taught in has made school calendar changes
once the calendar is voted on A YEAR IN ADVANCE at the board meeting.

The only changes made mid-year that I've heard of are due to excessive
amounts of snow days. Usually they will change the last day of school and
sometimes (very rarely) change a vacation.

What is their reasoning?


Well, their reasoning and my reasoning are two very different things.
THEY say that the calendar wasn't finalized until the teacher contract
was finalized, which was done about 2 weeks ago, and then there were
some 'minor' adjustments. I say that they're clueless gits who just
don't understand that people make plans based on the calendar given
out day 1. Either way, the changes this year are totally new, having
never happened like this before. And hopefully never again.

That's crazy and unfair. Just curious, is this a public or private school?


Public.
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Old November 14th 03, 07:36 AM
P. Tierney
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"chiam margalit" wrote in message
m...
"P. Tierney" wrote in message

news:[email protected]_s51...
"chiam margalit" wrote in message
om...
We get email today from the principal notifying us that Dec 1, the
monday after T'giving, is now a school day whilst before it was a day
off.


Do all of the parents in the district have email connections?
Is this how they normally communicate such things?


Do we HAVE to have this discussion again. I mean, we've done it twice
in the past couple of months.


No, *we* have not. I never entered into a single conversation about
emailing information home. But you and Hillary are criticizing me,
I guess, because I'm not reading every freaking post on the newsgroup
before entering into a discussion. That's really logical.


P. Tierney


 




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