Do schools in your area have Thanksgiving week off?

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  1. Brancaneve

    Brancaneve DIS Veteran

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    I am curious about how the impact of teacher furloughs will affect crowds the week of Thanksgiving. I am a teacher in a district that put the furlough days on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving weekend. On the boards I have read that several other districts have done the same for the past few years, resulting in large crowds prior to turkey day. However, my district took furloughs away and increased our health benefits, thereby reinstating class in session the week of Thanksgiving. Has your district done the same?

    The second part to this story is that our union begged the district to give us the whole week off because we simply loved it tooo much. They simply tacked on those two days at the end of the school year. So, I will be in the parks Sunday evening through Wednesday and hoping that it will be less crowded than in "furlough" years.

    Thank you disers as always for answering my questions!! You're the best! ::yes::
     
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  3. DharmaLou

    DharmaLou Once a Princess, Always a Princess

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    we're in the Denver 'burbs, but yes our schools have Thanksgiving week off. My daughter is just in Montessori, but their school follows the school district it lies in.
     
  4. disney4cam

    disney4cam Mouseketeer

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    My kids' schools have always had off the days before Thanksgiving. I don't know anyone whose kids are in school Thanksgiving week - except apparently Elk Grove. lol
     
  5. Jedana

    Jedana <font color=blue>Have to learn to budget somehow.

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    Yes, DS's school district has the whole week off.

    When we lived in Vegas, they always got the week of Halloween off.
     
  6. Iceman93

    Iceman93 Mouseketeer

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    Redondo Beach here, and yes, our schools are out that entire week, plus both weeks of Christmas and New Year's. It has nothing to do with furlough, just the normal school year schedule.
     
  7. I married a king

    I married a king Earning My Ears

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    Here in Galloway Ohio my kids go to school Monday and Tuesday of turkey week.
     
  8. taylor3297

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    My kids have to go Monday and Tuesday here in NC.
     
  9. disneychrista

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    Schools in our district have had Thanksgiving week off for the last 7 or so years. Started out Thanksgiving & Friday, then added Wednesday, then went to full week.
     
  10. longtimedisneylurker

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    Lots of northern California districts, including my kids', give the whole week off and have done so for many years.
    A little googling shows that Orange County and San Diego school districts give the whole week off, but it doesn't look like the Los Angeles or Anaheim districts do.

    I can tell you from experience, it will be a busy time at Disneyland. With regard to crowds, I compare it to the two spring break weeks surrounding Easter. I don't think school furloughs have been that much of an impact really on the Thanksgiving crowds. What will be the game-changer this year is the new DCA and Carsland. Frankly, I would go in expecting it to the busiest Thanksgiving week yet. If you follow tips on this board though and go with a good attitude, it's still possible to have a great time.
     
  11. AryaForQueen

    AryaForQueen .*:*.*Queen in the North*.*:*.

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    we have wed, thurs, and friday off here
     
  12. Susiesark

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    I'm local to DL, Long Beach Unified, and we only have Thursday and Friday off. :sad:
     
  13. sheetz

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    LA Unified does have the whole week off according to their calendar.
     
  14. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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    I'm in Central California--my wife, a teacher in one school district has Wed-Fri off; my son in another district has the whole week off.
     
  15. Dizzy4DL

    Dizzy4DL Happiest when I have a countdown

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    Some school districts in our area have the whole week off, my daughter's school just has Thursday and Friday. (We're in Oregon)
     
  16. longtimedisneylurker

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    Huh, missed that. Only saw reference to Nov. 22-23. Well, if they're off, there's even more local people who will be able to go to Disney for the day.
     
  17. KarenB

    KarenB <font color=green>Goes to the mall and sniffs Yank

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    We will be in the parks Mon, Tues, and Wed before Thanksgiving. Actually flying home Thanksgiving. We know it will be busy, but have been at Disney World at Christmas and mid summer. We will just get in as early as possible, plan what we want to see, use FastPass and have fun! Our DS is doing the college program at Disneyland and we haven't seen him since August so that will be wonderful as well. We got a reservation for a nice meal at Carthaway Circle (I think that is the correct spelling) just a week or so ago. Can't wait!
     
  18. lulugirl1968

    lulugirl1968 Earning My Ears

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    We are in the Beaverton, Oregon school district. We have W-F off.

    Portland, Or schools are off the whole week.
     
  19. codimouse

    codimouse Over 45 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    We are in San Antonio, Tx and the kids have all week off.

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  20. Brancaneve

    Brancaneve DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the responses. Looks hit and miss but the general consensus is that it will be busy the days prior to Thanksgiving. Ok....should I plan to hit dca early Monday morning? Perhaps the earlier in the week the better!
     
  21. Bertnie20

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    I work at a jeffco school in wheat ridge co and we have the week off
     

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