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John Adams Elementary School. (Photo ACPS.)
KC March 15, 2014 at 09:45 am
I feel terrible for all of those people...poor kids! This just shouldn't happen in this day &Read More age. I mean, how long has it been since we've known the dangers of cross-contamination & the efficacy of simply washing one's hands? It can be measured in CENTURIES! The prompts are all over the place, & in multiple languages; including Braille, for cryin' out loud! Except for the few, true masochists among us, how many of us would just allow somebody -who they *know* hasn't washed their hands after sneezing, coughing, doing their business, etc.- to contaminate their bodies, food, &/surroundings? That's right...nobody. Well, that's what you are doing to another when you don't wash your hands! One doesn't need to go all OCD in order to maintain an acceptable level of safety, either. This one is basic common sense!
he Alexandria City School Board plans to approve the hiring of Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as Alexandria City Public Schools' (ACPS) new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. ACPS photo
David L. March 1, 2014 at 07:31 am
Congratulations to Dr. Crawley and the School Board on this selection. With Dr. Crawley'sRead More background and wealth of experience and with the energy of this School Board, let's hope this is the start of an era of excellence for the Alexandria school system.
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.
Larry Traub January 29, 2014 at 07:40 am
Why? There's no snow on the streets that I've seen in Alexandria - and I can blow the snow off myRead More steps with a long straw and a good breath. Very annoying to find a two hour school delay in a situation like this...