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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.
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.
Students this week are mourning the loss of two teens at Langley High School. Twitter photo
Stacey Bridges February 8, 2014 at 10:27 am
@Student Saxons... I'm sorry. ..I'm just a Saxon mom who is hurt and freaked out from the lost ofRead More two young boys...Great vigil last night I just hope it's one of many... May GOD bless Alex, Timmy and all those who mourn the lost of two Saxons...Saxon mom always...
MemyselfandI February 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This event has touched the Langley bus drivers as well. Many of us have transported your students atRead More one time or another. I pass by the one student's house everyday on one of my routes, and I feel for the family and all of the students. I lost my nephew in May last year at 17 in a similar death, and it brings back all of that to me. God bless the families and all of the friends of Langley HS.
Stacey Bridges February 9, 2014 at 08:28 am
@MemyselfandI... First of all I would like to Thank you, ALL the bus drivers, the aides, theRead More cafeteria staff, the teachers, the janitorial staff, the substitute, the counselors, the principles and the teachers aides for taking care of our kids...THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I wanted to reply to your post yesterday but whenever I think about the boys the tears start flowing and I don't want my little Saxon to see me cry. I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew's passing, it's tough being a kid and it's even tougher being a parent. As a young widow I can understand how the lost of these two young boys can bring back memories of a loved one who has passed, I guess that's why their passing is hitting me so hard. My fiance died in 30 days after his Doctor gave him a FREE 30 day sample of ABILIFY. He suffered every adverse side effect from this poison and once the Doctor gave him this poison she didn't know how to treat him. In one month he lost 20 pounds, he could sleep, eat, he had face twitches, body jerks, nose bleeds, his blue eyes turned BLACK, he had confusion, delusions, hallucinations, HOPELESSNESS and DISPAIR all from a 30 day sample of ABILIFY. In the month of December were in and out of the Doctors office and the hospital trying to get this poison out of his system. To counteract the side effects of the ABILIFY his Doctor gave him CYMBALTA to stop the hallucinations, VYVANSE to help him concentrate at work, AMBIEN to help him sleep and WATSON 933 aka ACETAMINOPHEN for pain. After taking that Toxic Cocktail six days later my fiance was dead from a gun shot wound to the chest. The side effects to ALL the drugs I listed is SUICIDE within the first week to 30 days...If you don't die from this poison in 30 days these drugs will build up in your system and implode into a violent crime, suicide or sudden death. Whenever I hear about a suicide, violent crime or mass shooting, I always ask if prescription drugs were involved. When the commercial says this drug may make depression worse, and it may cause heart attack, stroke, SUICIDE and sudden death, they don't tell you that these miracle drugs may ALSO cause violent crimes, murder/suicides, homicides and mass murder. I had to learn the hard way how fast these poison prescriptions kill and I die a little bit every time I tell Franks story and I relive his death every time I see these drugs advertised on TV or in a Mothers magazine. SEE I'M RELIVING IT AGAIN...After Frank went home to GOD, no one could comfort me but GOD...I've went to group grief counseling in the Catholic Church and stayed in counseling for 2 years after Franks death and it has been a blessing...The books we use in grief counseling class have been VERY helpful and comforting for me, the books are called Understanding Your Grief and Understanding Your Grief Journal by Dr. Allan D. Wolfelt. You can get these books on Amazon for less than $10bucks and it's worth it, because a Phd answers your WHY questions using knowledge and personal experiences. He also wrote some great books on suicide to they are easy reads and you'll find yourself reading them again for comfort. Thanks for listening, because sometimes I feel like it's just MeMyselfAndI...May GOD BLESS and COMFORT all those who mourn...xoxo Saxon Mom...Getting Saxon Strong....
FCPS school bus; Patch file photo.
SuperG February 5, 2014 at 02:47 pm
I know you're desperate for pageviews and impressions, but can't you just put 2 hr delay in theRead More subject.
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