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Who else thinks that the first day back from a break should be a teacher work day? otherwise, we're expected to prepare and work during our own vacation to be prepared for today. unfair!

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The American education system would collapse without the unpaid overtime of teachers.

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It is in my district; meetings, PD, lesson planning. Crazy for any district to have students the first day back from a two-week break. 😳

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I wish it was!

Normally it is for us.... but it became a furlough day for us!

We began our week with a work day which began at 8:30 and ended at 2:00 if grades were turned in. Nice!

Today was a teacher workday for our district. Students return tomorrow.

Used to be common here, but super-restrictive calendar laws (designed to protect late-summer vacations at the coast) killed it.

I just plan prior to break and then it’s done.

I do too. And since there are only about 3 weeks remaining in the quarter after break ends I actually planned for the whole three weeks this year due to expecting to have to grade a large amount of late work that students completed over the break during my planning periods this week.

We have used the first day back from Christmas Break as a professional day for years. It is a great way to ease in to the new semester. I can’t imagine jumping right in with students. They will be back tomorrow though. I look forward to seeing them.

Oh, I’m sorry. We had a workday today and students start back tomorrow. There have been years were the first day back is a snow make up day so I know how that is. In a normal situation where we would all be back in school every day I usually have everything planned and ready for the first day back just in case that happens. I’m sorry. I know it sucks. 

Our district had a work day the last day before the Christmas Break. Today was a professional day. Tomorrow, remote learning resumes prior to full return of students in a week

Has there ever been a time when we weren’t expected to prepare and work on our own time???? Or is that just a Utah thing?

Nope-it’s a Jersey thing too!

My district does have a work day for us as do many neighboring districts. I absolutely agree we need that day!

It was for my district.

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