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Posted: August 30, 2019

No Labor on Labor Day

Supt. Reedy encourages staff and students to enjoy a much needed day off.

We are about to head into a three-day weekend. Some might balk at the idea of taking a day off just three weeks into the school year. But anyone who knows public education knows that work for the school year begins long before students return from summer break.

Summer breaks hardly exist anymore for educators, or for many of our students for that matter. We go from the last day of school to the first day of summer school to the first day of the extended school year to the first day of the new school year – with just a few days in between.

If you're not in a school during the summer months, there’s a good chance you are working in support of schools, continuing your education, planning and preparing, coaching and chaperoning, collaborating and advising, cleaning and decorating, researching and learning.

Then, the school year starts, and you get busy all over again. We hit the ground running this year, and if you're like me, you’ve hardly had a chance to catch your breath.

Our schools, campuses, and offices buzz with activity all year long. Labor Day is a much-needed break that comes just in time. 

I encourage you not to labor this Labor Day. Enjoy the extra day off. Celebrate with family and friends. Get some sleep or some sun. Recharge your batteries. You have been working hard already this school year, and there’s so much more to do.   

See you Tuesday.