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Old Aug 17th 2015, 2:26 pm
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I think there are more snow days in March and April, tends to be the heavy wet stuff then.

Anyway Wednesday.
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Old Aug 17th 2015, 3:47 pm
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Middle of next month, but mostly because we finished sooooo late due to all the snow days, they ended up finishing pretty much on the legal shut the school day date.
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Originally Posted by Ozzidoc View Post
Is Sweetwater a year round school district?
Appears so if that is what they call a July start.

My sisters kids started August 13th and get a similar break schedule as Sweetwater so guess they both can be considered year round?

Her kids get these breaks:

October Break 10/5-10/16
Winter Break 12/21-1/1
Spring Break 3/21-4/1

180 days in total for student instruction. 184 days for teachers.


Where I am they have 182 days for the coming school year.



Snow day's are not too common around here.

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Old Aug 17th 2015, 11:35 pm
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next Monday for my kiddos in Northern Texas. we finish about 5th June normally.

but ive been seeing waves of school photos today and lat week on FB.
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Old Aug 17th 2015, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
I think there are more snow days in March and April, tends to be the heavy wet stuff then.

Anyway Wednesday.
Snow day? What's that?

Actually the preschool Young Sir goes to does have a "snow day". They get this big snow machine in and make a big pile of snow in the yard for the kids to play in. A little odd in 100f weather.
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Old Aug 18th 2015, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by BubbleChog View Post
That doesn't explain why the kids went back to school August 3rd in ATL though. Snow days are not a big thing here...




They go back in August because like in Mississippi it is a farm state and due to the warm weather planting starts in May so school gets out earlier then up north.
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They go back in August because like in Mississippi it is a farm state and due to the warm weather planting starts in May so school gets out earlier then up north.
I read recently that that has been debunked as an old wives' tale. In any case not much has been planted by hand since at least the 1940's.
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I came across a local newspaper article that said that our local state schools have 5 snow days "built into" their schedules, but that this past winter all the schools overran their snow day allowance by at least a week (i.e. 5 extra days) and a few by close to two weeks....

And now this coming winter is predicted to be quite snowy again.
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Old Aug 18th 2015, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I read recently that that has been debunked as an old wives' tale. In any case not much has been planted by hand since at least the 1940's.
Way up in Maine, in the weirdlands, it's because the kids help with spud work, small farms still do a lot by hand...also especially for Maine blueberries, which are very small and get wrecked by the machines and hand rakes.
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Way up in Maine, in the weirdlands, it's because the kids help with spud work, small farms still do a lot by hand...also especially for Maine blueberries, which are very small and get wrecked by the machines and hand rakes.
Well blueberries are mostly harvested in Maine in August, and potatoes are harvested, from what I read, ten months of the year, so I am not sure that either explain why school children need a three month summer break.

Yhe need for plentiful cheap/ free labour was used previously to justify some unsavory practices, but the cotton, tobacco, sweet potato, and peanut farmers, among others, survived the loss of their free labour.
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Old Aug 19th 2015, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Well blueberries are mostly harvested in Maine in August, and potatoes are harvested, from what I read, ten months of the year, so I am not sure that either explain why school children need a three month summer break.
In northern Maine potatoes are harvested during a short period in Sept or Oct, and most school districts have a two-week break for the students to help out.

Because the kids get the potato harvest break in Sept/Oct, they go back from summer vacation 2-3 weeks earlier than most other school districts in Maine. So they actually get a shorter summer break, not a longer one.

(My eldest daughter is about to start school just near Caribou ME...)
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles View Post
Snow day? What's that?
A massive pain in the arse. Be glad you don't get them. Hopefully El Niño sorts that out this winter

My daughter started kindergarten today, but my son went back to high school last week. Districts are all over the place round here though, the one by work doesn't go back until the 26th.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
A massive pain in the arse. Be glad you don't get them. Hopefully El Niño sorts that out this winter

My daughter started kindergarten today, but my son went back to high school last week. Districts are all over the place round here though, the one by work doesn't go back until the 26th.
Kindergarten? Already?

Wow, time flies.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I read recently that that has been debunked as an old wives' tale. In any case not much has been planted by hand since at least the 1940's.


And in Mississippi not much has been changed since 1900.
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