School on Good Friday - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

School on Good Friday

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
LoggingOut
 
 
Guest

LoggingOut
 
 
Guest
School on Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I teach in a public school in Massachusetts and we have a full day of school on Good Friday. I was wondering if anyone else has school on Friday.


  Reply With Quote

deb603's Avatar
deb603 deb603 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,107
Senior Member

deb603
 
deb603's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,107
Senior Member
Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Yes, all day! We don't get Monday off either.
deb603 is offline   Reply With Quote
Funsun11 Funsun11 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,493
Senior Member

Funsun11
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,493
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

We just had break. We have a full day as well.
Funsun11 is offline   Reply With Quote
linda2671's Avatar
linda2671 linda2671 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 25,133
Senior Member

linda2671
 
linda2671's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 25,133
Senior Member
Yes
Old 04-02-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

We go Friday and Monday.
linda2671 is offline   Reply With Quote
yellowflowers's Avatar
yellowflowers yellowflowers is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,343
Senior Member

yellowflowers
 
yellowflowers's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,343
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Yes we are off on Friday but it is called "April Holiday".


yellowflowers is offline   Reply With Quote
tammynj's Avatar
tammynj tammynj is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 20,828
Senior Member

tammynj
 
tammynj's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 20,828
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

We are off on Friday; it starts our Spring Break. We have all of next week off.

I am surprised that MA doesn't have Good Friday off; I'd have thought there was a sizable Catholic population there.
tammynj is offline   Reply With Quote
anonymouse's Avatar
anonymouse anonymouse is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 8,833
Senior Member

anonymouse
 
anonymouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 8,833
Senior Member
Wow
Old 04-02-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I teach at a Catholic school so I am off for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and all of Easter week. However, SUNY Stony Brook, an enormous NY State Public University, just announced that it will no longer close on any religious holidays. In the past they have been closed on the Jewish High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) and Good Friday along with Christmas. Professors will not be giving tests or homework on those days but there will be classes.

Last edited by anonymouse; 04-02-2012 at 02:51 PM..
anonymouse is offline   Reply With Quote
I ♥ cats's Avatar
I ♥ cats I ♥ cats is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 16,434
Senior Member

I ♥ cats
 
I ♥ cats's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 16,434
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

We're off Friday as part of Spring Break, but we go back Monday. If I was traveling for Easter (which I'm not) I think I'd almost rather have Monday off than Friday since the Easter holiday is on Sunday. I wonder how many kids we'll have absent on Monday.
I ♥ cats is offline   Reply With Quote
read2day's Avatar
read2day read2day is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 7,440
Senior Member

read2day
 
read2day's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 7,440
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I have always worked in Catholic schools so I have always had Good Friday off. One year the school I was in had to follow the public school calendar because of busing and they had school on Good Friday. Our principal, a nun, said there was no way a Catholic school was going to have school on Good Friday and declared a snow day for our school!
read2day is offline   Reply With Quote
choppie70's Avatar
choppie70 choppie70 is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,626
Senior Member

choppie70
 
choppie70's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 6,626
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

We have a full day both Friday and Monday. We don't get any religious holidays off, only National holidays.


choppie70 is offline   Reply With Quote
BayAreaSub BayAreaSub is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,134
Senior Member

BayAreaSub
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,134
Senior Member
My district..
Old 04-02-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

has Friday off, and the following week. I think the two major unions, Teacher and Classified, negotiated this. This is the way it has been here for a long time.
BayAreaSub is offline   Reply With Quote
Ima Teacher's Avatar
Ima Teacher Ima Teacher is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 29,527
Senior Member

Ima Teacher
 
Ima Teacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 29,527
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

We are never off for Good Friday or the Monday after Easter unless it happens to fall on spring break. This year we get Good Friday off due to spring break.
Ima Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
angelajw's Avatar
angelajw angelajw is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,967
Senior Member

angelajw
 
angelajw's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 3,967
Senior Member
Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

We are out - but it is a scheduled weather day (officially). We are also out on Monday. Several years ago when we lost the weather day due to an ice storm earlier in the year several parents refused to send their students to school since it is a religious day. Our small town decided to respect them and really try to make sure that day we are off.
angelajw is offline   Reply With Quote
alvin's Avatar
alvin alvin is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 608
Senior Member

alvin
 
alvin's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 608
Senior Member
Off
Old 04-02-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

I teach in a public school in Massachusetts and I have Friday off.
alvin is offline   Reply With Quote
teacherinWA's Avatar
teacherinWA teacherinWA is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 687
Senior Member

teacherinWA
 
teacherinWA's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 687
Senior Member
School
Old 04-02-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

I am in a big district and we don't have off. We have our Spring Vacation in two weeks. When I talk in TX we had Spring Break around Easter.

When I grew up in the mid-west we only had Good Friday and the Monday after off - no Spring Break. In college I think we had school on those days.

We have off two weeks at Christmas - but it is called Winter Break.

I think that if you are in a larger district where there are so many different religious groups you probably won't have off anymore.
teacherinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
javamomma's Avatar
javamomma javamomma is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,958
Senior Member

javamomma
 
javamomma's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,958
Senior Member
Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

We are off because we didn't have any snow days this year. Good Friday was built into our calendar as a make up snow day if needed.
javamomma is offline   Reply With Quote
MrsM79's Avatar
MrsM79 MrsM79 is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,674
Senior Member

MrsM79
 
MrsM79's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,674
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

I also teach at a public school in MA, and we DO have Friday off for good Friday. Sorry you have to work...
MrsM79 is offline   Reply With Quote
MayCee's Avatar
MayCee MayCee is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,077
Senior Member

MayCee
 
MayCee's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,077
Senior Member
Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

We NEVER get off for Good Friday or the Monday after
MayCee is offline   Reply With Quote
seashell's Avatar
seashell seashell is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,057
Blog Entries: 1
Senior Member

seashell
 
seashell's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,057
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

We go 1/2 day thursday. Teachers stay till 7 pm. We have parent conf. . We are off good friday and whole next week for spring break
seashell is offline   Reply With Quote
Happy Teacher Happy Teacher is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 188
Full Member

Happy Teacher
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 188
Full Member
school
Old 04-02-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

We have school Friday and Monday.
Happy Teacher is offline   Reply With Quote
pimleym pimleym is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 386
Full Member

pimleym
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 386
Full Member
Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

Yes we have a full day in southern NH
pimleym is offline   Reply With Quote
treetoad's Avatar
treetoad treetoad is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,501
Senior Member

treetoad
 
treetoad's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,501
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

since churches began to have evening services we negotiated to have school all day IF it was a snow make up day otherwise we have it off.
treetoad is offline   Reply With Quote
CK2 CK2 is online now
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 964
Senior Member

CK2
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 964
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #23

Good Friday is always a regular school day here.
CK2 is online now   Reply With Quote
BioAdoptMom3 BioAdoptMom3 is offline
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 69,195
Senior Member

BioAdoptMom3
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 69,195
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #24

School here too! Nothing stops anymore - our school even has an art event scheduled for Maundy Thursday night (know its a public school that it is a very common night for Christians to be in church, including Jehovah's Witnesses) and DD has a softball game on Friday evening! I know its controversial, but with the day being so important to such a large number of people, they should consider making it a school holiday. Many communities with large Jewish populations have off on the Jewish holidays, which I think is great and should continue, but this Friday should be a day off as well.

Nancy
BioAdoptMom3 is offline   Reply With Quote
TLL1 TLL1 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Full Member

TLL1
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 97
Full Member
Good Friday
Old 04-02-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #25

Our spring break starts on Friday - at least for the students. We have a full day with 4 hours of professional development followed by "your time" in your room. Teachers have the option of taking the day off for religious reasons. Not sure if it's counted as a personal day or not. I am so looking forward to spring break.....
TLL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
grav_def grav_def is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,835
Senior Member

grav_def
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,835
Senior Member

Old 04-02-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #26

We just had spring break last week, and have school Friday (and Monday).

I no longer observe any religion, but I grew up Catholic and I don't really remember having to do anything on Good Friday that being in school would interfere with, though. You can not eat anywhere, right?
grav_def is offline   Reply With Quote
rachelmpd's Avatar
rachelmpd rachelmpd is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,015
Senior Member

rachelmpd
 
rachelmpd's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 9,015
Senior Member
Min. Day
Old 04-02-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #27

We have a minimum day, but only because it is the day before our Spring break begins. I feel, at least in this area, there needs to be a "Floating Day" for both teachers and students. We don't have a majority celebrating anything but Christmas and maybe Easter. We always are off for Christmas, but Spring break is usually the same time regardless of Easter (or Passover in my case).

Every year...
I have to take off for the Jewish High Holy Days-no Jewish kids to my knowledge, but the district has lots of Jewish teachers. I know of one teacher who wants to be off for Good Friday.

As a school we have a handful of kids who take off for:

the Lunar New Year
the Muslim holidays near Ramadan

I am willing to work Christmas Day-with what 5 students? The only thing I can think of is to have a floater or two.
rachelmpd is offline   Reply With Quote
BRONX's Avatar
BRONX BRONX is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,417
Senior Member

BRONX
 
BRONX's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,417
Senior Member
L.i. Ny
Old 04-03-2012, 03:26 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #28

Where I teach the public schools have off for both Jewish and Catholic holidays. Our spring Break overlaps both Easter and Passover. We always have the week off between Christmas and New Year's too. Sorry you have to work.
BRONX is offline   Reply With Quote
Maestra's Avatar
Maestra Maestra is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,392
Senior Member

Maestra
 
Maestra's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,392
Senior Member
grav def
Old 04-03-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #29

I grew up Catholic, too. Good Friday meant Stations of the Cross and church from noon to three in observance of the time time Jesus hung on the cross. Many other Christian churches have midday services also.

I believe most schools in SE Michigan have Friday off. Some years Good Friday comes at the end of our Spring Break. Other years, like this one, Good Friday is the beginning of Spring Break and we have the week after Easter off. I think it depends on when Easter falls actually.
Maestra is offline   Reply With Quote
3monkeys's Avatar
3monkeys 3monkeys is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,816
Senior Member

3monkeys
 
3monkeys's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,816
Senior Member
Good Friday
Old 04-03-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #30

I teach in a small school district in Kansas and yes, we do have Good Friday off from school.
3monkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
vttraveler's Avatar
vttraveler vttraveler is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,372
Senior Member

vttraveler
 
vttraveler's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,372
Senior Member

Old 04-03-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #31

Even when I taught in a Catholic School, we had school on Friday. When I was in Oregon, we had Easter Monday off! I had never even heard of that, and I'm Catholic.

When I taught in the Middle east, the school week was Sunday-Wednesday, so I taught on Easter.
vttraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
teacher2's Avatar
teacher2 teacher2 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,332
Senior Member

teacher2
 
teacher2's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,332
Senior Member
in school
Old 04-03-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #32

We have school Friday and Monday, but my experience has been that a lot of students are absent or leave early on Good Friday.
teacher2 is offline   Reply With Quote
teacherinWA's Avatar
teacherinWA teacherinWA is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 687
Senior Member

teacherinWA
 
teacherinWA's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 687
Senior Member
I wonder how many
Old 04-03-2012, 07:35 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #33

Christians actually celebrate and know what Maundy Thursday is?
Or even celebrate Good Friday??

I know for a lot of Hispanic Christians this is a huge weekend event.
When I was a child I remember going to church - but that was only me and because I was getting confirmed. I do remember liking the GF ceremony. And the Palm Sunday ceremony. My neighborhood church does a walk through the neighborhood.
teacherinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
grav_def grav_def is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,835
Senior Member

grav_def
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,835
Senior Member
Thanks, Maestra
Old 04-03-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #34

Quote:
I grew up Catholic, too. Good Friday meant Stations of the Cross and church from noon to three in observance of the time time Jesus hung on the cross. Many other Christian churches have midday services also.
Maybe I'm just misremembering, but I'm pretty sure we went to Stations of the Cross in the evening. I've never heard of (or don't remember ever having heard of, at least) midday services. Maybe it's a regional thing?

My city is pretty secular as a whole, but the school I'm working in has a large immigrant population, some of whom are quite religious. Or at least, the kids seem to talk about church, God, etc. pretty often. I wonder what attendance will look like on Friday? I've honestly never thought about it before; I tend to forget when Easter is, myself.
grav_def is offline   Reply With Quote
fiona1's Avatar
fiona1 fiona1 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 843
Senior Member

fiona1
 
fiona1's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 843
Senior Member
massachusetts
Old 04-04-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #35

I am from Massachusettts and do have Good Friday off. One year we did not, but had the right to take it off for religious reasons, jut as someone who is Jewish can take Jewish holidays etc... So many teachers took that option and so many kids were absent they haven't tried that again.
I grew up going to Catholic school- between 12 and 3 at my house we had to be quite out of respect and reverence. Stations of the Cross followed at 3. Most churches in my diocese have services at noon, 3 and an evening service.
fiona1 is offline   Reply With Quote
TravelingGal's Avatar
TravelingGal TravelingGal is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,079
Senior Member

TravelingGal
 
TravelingGal's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,079
Senior Member
Yes!
Old 04-05-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #36

We have Good Friday off. If they tried to take that away, I think our superintendent would get run out of town. My church and area churches have services everyday this week at noon. We even serve lunch each day.
TravelingGal is offline   Reply With Quote
yellowdaisies's Avatar
yellowdaisies yellowdaisies is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 672
Senior Member

yellowdaisies
 
yellowdaisies's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 672
Senior Member
No
Old 04-07-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #37

We had a full day of school. Spring break is next week. I am in CA.
yellowdaisies is offline   Reply With Quote
Helena 12305's Avatar
Helena 12305 Helena 12305 is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Full Member

Helena 12305
 
Helena 12305's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Full Member
We go...
Old 04-07-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #38

all day regular time. I'm from Arkansas.
Helena 12305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Trailtrekker
 
 
Guest

Trailtrekker
 
 
Guest
ms ss teacher
Old 04-08-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #39

I teach along the west coast of Michigan. Our district has Good Friday off but not Easter Monday. Many other schools in SW Michigan tie their spring break to holy week and then take the extra Monday off. No mincing words for the title for the days either- "Good Friday" is the official name on the school calendar along the "bible coast". In other parts of the state, Halloween is called "Apple Day" to avoid any religious connection. On a different note, it is common for the northern school districts to have a "Family Safety Day" on the opening of deer rifle season. They wouldn't have enough students in the building to pay for the lights if they didn't close.
  Reply With Quote
Woolie
 
 
Guest

Woolie
 
 
Guest

Old 04-12-2012, 02:32 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #40

We had Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Monday off at my girls' Catholic School. Good Friday at noon had our eighth grade performing the Living Stations for the parish community. Our church had a service (no Mass anywhere in the entire world on Good Friday!) at 1:30 and that lasted until around 3. My public school that I work at was also off Thursday, Friday, and Monday. I'm in Pennsylvania in a pretty solidly Catholic area. I think people would riot if this changed, and believe it or not, church is pretty crowded on those days. Incidentally, if we were in a school that did not have Good Friday off, I would keep my kids home. We also attend Mass and go on the 7 Church Walk on Holy Thursday. This meant that my 10 year old did not get home until well after midnight, probably not the best idea for a productive day!

I just think the world and life needs to slow down a bit. When I was in a public high school, we had the same days off that my girls do now. We also had off for both Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashannah. I think religion in general ( not just specific religions, either) was more supported and welcome then. I totally get if religion is not in your belief set, and I know it's no one on here, but it just seems like we have an ever coarsening society. Just makes me sad. Gets down from soapbox.
  Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:30 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net