Thank you polar vortex!

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    Thanks to holidays, pre-scheduled teacher workdays, and snow days, the only day all last week we had school was last Tuesday. Off yesterday for professional development, back today . . . and now it's predicted we won't have school tomorrow!

    On the one hand -- YIPPEE! Netflix binge-watching, here I come!

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    On the other hand -- I've already had 3 kids who got colds/sniffles from playing in the snow without adequate warm clothes. And another few who got so used to being home that they were trying anything to be able to go back home today.

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    So here's to you, school nurses who live in cold climates and deal with this all the time. You are stronger than I am! This delicate Southern flower sees snow flakes and I start bundling up and hunkering down.

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    And here's to you, fellow school nurses who are in the South. Be safe driving and enjoy the strange weather while you can!

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    [ETA: none of these photos are mine, all courtesy of Google. Hope they brightened your day anyway!]
    Last edit by fetch on Jan 28 : Reason: adding info
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    We have yet to go a full week since the holiday break! Oh and my first official day as a full time school nurse was the last day of school before the break. I'm starting to get spoiled to this! LOL!
    nurs26, T.H.R.N., and fetch like this.
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    I want snow too! I saw something on the internet the other day that said, "The best part about Winter in California is watching it on TV." True! Have fun and bundle up!
    T.H.R.N. likes this.
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    We've had delayed openings and 1 snow day here, possibly another tomorrow. Sure makes the weeks go by quickly until winter break.
    T.H.R.N. likes this.
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    I live in Ga and the flurries started at 12; the city will shut down in another 5...4...3... lol
    T.H.R.N., ohiobobcat, and NutmeggeRN like this.
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    I'm in Indiana... This is our 9th cancelled day since we've been back from Christmas break... All 5 days cancelled first week back... Then went all 5 days the next week.. Went 2.5 days last week and haven't went yet this week. So far have a half day tomorrow.... Ahhhhhhh.
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    Quote from schoolRNapril
    I'm in Indiana... This is our 9th cancelled day since we've been back from Christmas break... All 5 days cancelled first week back... Then went all 5 days the next week.. Went 2.5 days last week and haven't went yet this week. So far have a half day tomorrow.... Ahhhhhhh.
    I'm in Indiana too but not a school nurse...I'm lucky enough to be a home hospice nurse out doing visits in -40 degree windchills this morning. Sitting by the fire now & still not warmed up!
    T.H.R.N. likes this.
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    Quote from schoolRNapril
    I'm in Indiana... This is our 9th cancelled day since we've been back from Christmas break... All 5 days cancelled first week back... Then went all 5 days the next week.. Went 2.5 days last week and haven't went yet this week. So far have a half day tomorrow.... Ahhhhhhh.
    Same thing here in Michigan. I am not a school nurse, but jeez we have cancelled school 7-8 times since we returned from winter break. No school tomorrow due to dangerously cold temperatures. Even the University of Michigan canceled classes and they haven't done that since 1979.
    T.H.R.N. likes this.
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    We've had 9 snow days this year as well but staff required to report to work the last four times plus any new ones we may have. Makes for a long boring day without kids there. The first couple times nice to get caught up on things but now it's just annoying. My own kids are getting spoiled though!
    T.H.R.N. likes this.
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    Quote from Nurse ABC
    We've had 9 snow days this year as well but staff required to report to work the last four times plus any new ones we may have. Makes for a long boring day without kids there. The first couple times nice to get caught up on things but now it's just annoying. My own kids are getting spoiled though!
    We aren't required to report, we are just expected to work the corresponding make up day. I get paid even on days we cancel though, and I'm salary (spread through 12 months).
    T.H.R.N. likes this.


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