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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.
Tom January 29, 2014 at 08:59 am
this is getting ridiculous. there is a dusting of snow on the ground that was forecast well inRead More advance, so it shouldn't have surprised anyone, and the snow is so dry, one could have cleared the streets and walks with a leaf blower. I get that these aren't perfect conditions for school, but does it have to be perfect for school to start on time (or at all)?
Bernardo Piereck January 25, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Congratulations to these teachers! Thank you for all the hard work that you perform both inside andRead More outside of the classroom for all of our children.
LTS January 24, 2014 at 07:58 am
Yes, in that following Fairfax County’s closures and delays schedule for inclement weather hasRead More not been consistent this season. Today they are following the City of Alexandria’s plan and opening on time.
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 24, 2014 at 08:02 am
That's news to me. I updated the story. I've been told for three and a half years they followRead More Fairfax County for all closures and delays. I know the school had some scheduled days off earlier this week.
LTS January 24, 2014 at 08:06 am
Parents are informed of closures and delays through the school's emergency alert system. PerhapsRead More you could be added to it.
Del Ray residents play in the snow, Jan. 21, 2014. (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)
McBrinn January 22, 2014 at 09:31 pm
Four inches of snow and the system shuts down for 2.5 days. Unreal. If this were Buffalo I guess theRead More kids wouldn't get any education at all.
Fire Station 202 is located at 213 E. Windsor Ave. (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 07:24 pm
It's only a station today. It used to be the main municipal building and a fire station for the TownRead More of Potomac, which was annexed by Alexandria in 1930. There's a supply closet in the station that used to be a holding cell. The postal service still honors Potomac as an alternative to the 22301 ZIP code. A little more info here: http://delray.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/the-town-of-potomac-still-exists
Mr. Brown January 21, 2014 at 08:11 pm
I remember the story. I just figured it must have a lot of unused space now. The kind of space thatRead More could be leased to the right people. DrewforVA8th.com for example.
Drew Hansen (Editor) January 21, 2014 at 09:00 pm
It's bedrooms and offices upstairs and there's an office, large kitchen and lounge downstairs, alongRead More with the vehicle bays.