Monday and Tuesday that week are full days of school. Although everyone I know would like to start the holiday early, I ask that you please help us out by making sure we have your students in school on Monday and Tuesday.
When I came to Harding (when dinosaurs roamed the earth), we were out only on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Parents asked if they could take their children out of school for a half day Wednesday. Then we began giving half day on Wednesday. Parents began asking if they could have all day Wednesday. So, we now take all day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and—you guessed it—parents want to check their children out on Tuesday. Since we already have a full week of fall break in October, we cannot take another full week at Thanksgiving. If we did, we'd have to go to school until the middle of June!
Help us out, please, by observing the holiday as it is set. If there is an unusual, once-in-a-lifetime situation, call or email me.