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General Chat Thread, Snow! in General; We have received a message from The Head that staff should leave site by 3:30 today [we can normally expect ...
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    We have received a message from The Head that staff should leave site by 3:30 today [we can normally expect some staff to stay on site until 6:00 - 6:30 or even later]

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    freezing rain here *sigh*

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    7 degrees here snow is melting, haven't even got my 'johns on today.... I could get used to this.
    Tomorrow should be fun, everywhere is awash with meltwater and temps are supposed to drop again tonight to -7c. Was bad enough this morning sliding all over the place.
    I can't wait for more snow

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    Snowing, but not sticking. Oh well.

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    Coming down well here in MK now and settling too.

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    Its stopped snowing and the suns come out...meant to snow really heavy overnight though

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    Head's just sanctioned a 3.00pm departure for all staff here, too, with a decision on late start, open or closed by 6.30 am tomorrow.

    Snow Days..............the ONLY thing snow is good for, in my opinion.

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    I cant go early...i have a SIMS update to do, its been held back and held back because it broke SLG...but it needs doing for the census on thursday

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    Clearing The Motorway Of Snow: Canadian Style


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    Well we opened, then closed about 2hrs later due to the fact the snow just came thick and fast. This is a photo out of my office window earlier today
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    I don't understand why schools "up north" close because of snow? You get at least some most winters and I would have thought the LA etc would be prepared.
    Down here, quite another matter -one flake and everyone runs around hysterically shouting "doomed, doomed!"

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    I don't get it either. In Derbyshire, quite a few schools closed at lunchtime and there was really no need because by the afternoon the snow was thawing and the roads were fine. Fortunately my kids school has a hard-core head who will open if at all possible and stay open all day.

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    We close because of our rurality, a good 80% if not more of our kids are bussed in a our catchment area is huge (despite being a small school) and its all hilly and as a result the roads to some small villages and hamlets become un-passable by anything other than a tractor! (We have had students come to school in the tractor from the farm one year!!!) As a result the bus company will also assist with the calling of it as they need to get the kids home safely as we want and if they are saying the roads are becoming too greater risk what can we do but send them home. We also have staff traveling from a huge area to come in and teach simply as its very expensive to live around here, its prime territory for 2nd homes for those down south with money that want an escape from the hustle and bustle of London etc to escape to Rural Yorkshire on a weekend which is lovely but makes it very to live.

    Plus gritting is pants around here, my road to my house will be 3 days before its gritted, I live 1 Mile off the main A road which fine you may say isn't far (I have walked it before when being dropped off due to leaving the car home from bad weather) however its a long way down from the A road as I live near the river so lots of usually sheet ice downward drops so some grit would assist in trying to reduce the ice / freezing affect on the road making it a bit safer.
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    Just had a phone call from the Head to update the website... to say the school is open - boo!!!

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    We are open too. My son's school is also open.

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