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Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: First Snow Days ()
Date: November 17, 2014 11:43AM

I just heard from my sisters uncle who works for the FCPS bus depot and he said FCPS will announce later tonight that all FCPS will be closed to due to freezing temps expected to start on Tuesday.

Look like they will start by closing Tues-Weds and then decided on Thurs-Fri later.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Frozen Johnny ()
Date: November 17, 2014 11:45AM

The coldest weather since last February charges into the Washington, D.C. area tonight sending temperatures toppling to levels that would be below normal in January. The Southeast Regional Climate Center projects our weather will more closely resemble what you’d expect in Minneapolis or Juneau at this time of year.
Temperatures may rise to 50 early this afternoon, but then a fierce cold front sweeps through the area by this evening, when temperatures begin their plunge.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: family tree ()
Date: November 17, 2014 11:49AM

First Snow Days Wrote:
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> I just heard from my sisters uncle who works for
> the FCPS bus depot and he said FCPS will announce
> later tonight that all FCPS will be closed to due
> to freezing temps expected to start on Tuesday.
>
> Look like they will start by closing Tues-Weds and
> then decided on Thurs-Fri later.

How is your sister's uncle also not your uncle?

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: First Snow Days ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:21PM

family tree Wrote:
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> First Snow Days Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I just heard from my sisters uncle who works
> for
> > the FCPS bus depot and he said FCPS will
> announce
> > later tonight that all FCPS will be closed to
> due
> > to freezing temps expected to start on Tuesday.
> >
> > Look like they will start by closing Tues-Weds
> and
> > then decided on Thurs-Fri later.
>
> How is your sister's uncle also not your uncle?

Step sister once removed.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:27PM

This is misinformation don't spread lies. There will be school everyday this week.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Stay In School, Kid ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:35PM

First Snow Days Wrote:
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> I just heard from my sisters uncle who works for
> the FCPS bus depot and he said FCPS will announce
> later tonight that all FCPS will be closed to due
> to freezing temps expected to start on Tuesday.
>
> Look like they will start by closing Tues-Weds and
> then decided on Thurs-Fri later.

You are so full of shit. Are you the same turd who heard from his uncle's cousin twice removed that there is a secret ward at Fairfax Hspital with a bunch of Ebola patients? Put the phone down and pay attention to the teacher.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Not Again ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:37PM

Really?

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: FCPS Bus FutureCast ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:39PM

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fairfax-Co-School-Buses-Delays-Due-to-Mechanical-Issues-241809561.html

About 160 school buses in Fairfax County may experience mechanical issues Tuesday morning, meaning many students had to wait longer for a bus, catch another ride to school or walk in the bitter cold.

According to the school system, Tuesday's frigid temperatures are to blame.
"Most of the problems that we have been having are dead batteries, over-cranking, trying to get the bus started, but really it's just the severe cold," said Jeff Platenberg with Fairfax County Public Schools Transportation Services.

A "start-up" crew will go out Monday night and test the buses, but the deep freeze set in Tuesday morning.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Gane ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:41PM

The link to your fake story didn't work

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Artic Vortex ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:47PM

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/new-icy-blast-bring-freezing-temperatures-snow-n249861

An icy blast that claimed at least six lives over the weekend is delivering a second punch Monday as large areas of the East, Midwest and South plunge into an unseasonable freeze. Forecasters said a new temperature drop later in the day would be accompanied by up to 3 feet of lake-effect snow around the Great Lakes over the next two days, with the heaviest dump coming from Cleveland, Ohio, to Buffalo, New York. "It's going to be painful," said Kevin Roth, lead meteorologist at The Weather Channel. "You're talking 24 to 36 inches coming down at a rate of up to five or six inches an hour—that's

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:51PM

You can keep posting all the news you want but it doesn't change the fact that this is a lie and there will still be school everyday this week.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Artic Vortex ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:51PM

Artic
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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Too many details ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:54PM

First Snow Days Wrote:
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> I just heard from my sisters uncle who works for
> the FCPS bus depot


And that's when you fucked up your fake story. THAT was a very unnecessary detail that killed your credibility.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: in the know......... ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:56PM

Misinformation Wrote:
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> You can keep posting all the news you want but it
> doesn't change the fact that this is a lie and
> there will still be school everyday this week.


You are wrong. I have it on good authority that there will not be school on Saturday.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: its true ()
Date: November 17, 2014 12:56PM

Its True ! ! I heard it too from a 2nd source, a dude on Fairfax Underground. Two sources = CONFIRMED.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:01PM

Actually there is indeed Saturday school for those who misbehave.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: in the know........ ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:02PM

Misinformation Wrote:
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> Actually there is indeed Saturday school for those
> who misbehave.


That is not school, that is detention and I am not sure FCPS has that. In any event, it is not compulsory that all students in FCPS attend.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:04PM

FCPS indeed has Saturday school and it's called Saturday school.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Saturday school ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:07PM

http://www.fcps.edu/news/discipline.shtml



It's not the same as detention

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Sarcastic post failed ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:12PM

in the know........ Wrote:
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> Misinformation Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Actually there is indeed Saturday school for
> those
> > who misbehave.
>
>
> That is not school, that is detention and I am not
> sure FCPS has that. In any event, it is not
> compulsory that all students in FCPS attend.


In any event you were wrong.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:16PM

lol so again, school everyday this week and even half of the weekend

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: in the know....... ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:18PM

So, school 5 days this week including today. Got it. No more, no less.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Misinformation ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:19PM

Good girl

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Miss N. Formed ()
Date: November 17, 2014 01:57PM

Moms,

Please plan to shelter in place for at least a week. Put on those cute Hunter boots with your skinny jeans and go gas up your minivan. Head to Giant. Clear entire shelves of bottled water, diapers, formula, toilet paper, milk and bread. Drive with your hazards on. Unpack all and then race to daycare/school and pick up your children NOW. Might be a good idea to text all your other mom friends while driving to see if they are also en route to school. Spread the word to collect kids. Perhaps call the school front office often for breaking weather news and sidewalk and road conditions.

Once en route home, simply abandon your car. By abandon, I mean park anywhere that it is convenient for you and yours to leave in a hurry, like at the entrance to your neighborhood or on the nearest shoulder/brim of the nearest main road to your house. Park in a handicap space or yellow fire line. Hurry!

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Def Close Tomorrow ()
Date: November 17, 2014 02:51PM

It will be closed for sure. These are the exact same conditions that closed the schools last year. Unexpected cold spell.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Ronald Delbar, FCPS Spokesperson ()
Date: November 17, 2014 02:55PM

No such decision has been made regarding Fairfax County Public Schools for tomorrow or Wednesday

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Wait for it ()
Date: November 17, 2014 02:59PM

Ronald Delbar, FCPS Spokesperson Wrote:
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> No such decision has been made regarding Fairfax
> County Public Schools for tomorrow or Wednesday

Wait for it....

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Triple K ()
Date: November 17, 2014 03:03PM

Fuck you Delbar!!! Nigger/Spic lover.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: bringing in the riff raff ()
Date: November 17, 2014 04:08PM

Maybe this is why FCPS did not make it into the top 100 school districts in America. Meanwhile school goes on in Duluth, Minnesota and places much, much colder.

Get tough Fairfax! Cold weather keeps the riff raff out. Others will enjoy an education filled day.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Frozen Wheels ()
Date: November 17, 2014 04:27PM

bringing in the riff raff Wrote:
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> Maybe this is why FCPS did not make it into the
> top 100 school districts in America. Meanwhile
> school goes on in Duluth, Minnesota and places
> much, much colder.
>
> Get tough Fairfax! Cold weather keeps the riff
> raff out. Others will enjoy an education filled
> day.

True but this Fairfax county. Johnny might be cold at the bus stop or mommy might have to drive Suzy when it's cold outside.

Best to stay home and have hot chocolate with kids or as one lady did last year take the kids bowling for the day.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Expected Something Different? ()
Date: November 17, 2014 05:11PM

Here's the excuse from last year:


Diesel engines, especially older ones with lots of miles on them and lots of idling won't start properly every cold season unless the entire ignition system is replaced yearly. You people who keep ranting about the busses don't understand the first thing about them, so you should shut up. FYI most of the other counties in the area closed those same days.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: wrench ()
Date: November 17, 2014 07:13PM

"Most of the problems that we have been having are dead batteries, over-cranking, trying to get the bus started, but really it's just the severe cold," said Jeff Platenberg with Fairfax County Public Schools Transportation Services.


The root cause is the glow plugs, or intake heater on some engines. Sometimes it's just the glow plug relay, which is about 20 bucks and 10 minutes work.

If the glow plugs are operating properly, you don't have to crank the engine for 20 minutes or until the batteries die, the engine starts right up (down to about zero degrees, block heaters are usually necessary below that).

Glow plugs are cheap, about 15 bucks apiece (one per cylinder). A moderately competent mechanic can install them in an hour or so.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: sex with teacher ()
Date: November 17, 2014 07:16PM

Def Close Tomorrow Wrote:
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> It will be closed for sure. These are the exact
> same conditions that closed the schools last year.
> Unexpected cold spell.

It's obviously expected

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Decrapitated ()
Date: November 17, 2014 08:28PM

Its obvious it's time for year round school. If you little shits spend all summer in class, you will have a surplus of days and can afford a few days off in the winter.

Problem solved!

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: 20 Degrees ()
Date: November 17, 2014 08:39PM

No emergency announcement yet. They must be waiting until the morning.

http://www.fcps.edu/index.shtml

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Cold ()
Date: November 17, 2014 10:15PM

I looked at the weather and it said it was going to feel like it is 7 degrees fairinhight at 6am. Atleast a two hour delay.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: fairinhight ()
Date: November 17, 2014 10:18PM

fairinhight? Lord please let us pray that you don't miss anymore schools.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: A. Student ()
Date: November 17, 2014 10:36PM

No need to fake a story, we'll get plenty of days off this winter. Just like last year. And now that FCPS has gone to 990 hours instead of 180 days, we won't need to make them up bitchez.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: Thirteen days ()
Date: November 17, 2014 11:09PM

Whooot- whoot!


Thirteen snow days this year. Use or lose! I say let's use!!
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> I just heard from my sisters uncle who works for
> the FCPS bus depot and he said FCPS will announce
> later tonight that all FCPS will be closed to due
> to freezing temps expected to start on Tuesday.
>
> Look like they will start by closing Tues-Weds and
> then decided on Thurs-Fri later.

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Re: Just Heard: FCPS Cancelling Class for TUES-WEDS - Freezing Temps\Cold Weather Problem
Posted by: School driver ()
Date: November 17, 2014 11:12PM

A message from FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


The messages used to communicate emergency school closings and delays have been modified. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will send out emergency messages that will include conditions, or additional information that will let employees know how the decision impacts them as an employee.

The conditions will be numbered 1 through 8 and will let employees know if school and central offices are closed, opening late, or closing early, or the condition number will provide information about afternoon and evening activities, and Saturday and Sunday activities as well.

The conditions 1-8 are for internal messaging. Radio and television stations will continue to report the details on closings or delays as they have in the past.

All-Day Closing: Schools and Offices
Condition 1
All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed today (Condition 1).
All-Day Closing: Schools Only
Condition 2
All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today (Condition 2). School offices and central offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.
Two-Hour Delayed Opening
Condition 3
All Fairfax County public schools will open two hours late today (Condition 3). Central offices will open at 10 a.m.
Two-Hour Early Closing
Condition 4
All Fairfax County public schools and offices will close two hours early today (Condition 4).
Schools Closed with Delayed Opening for School Offices and Central Offices
Condition 5
All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today. School offices and central offices will open at [TBD] (Condition 5).
Afternoon and Evening Activities Canceled
Condition 6
All activities scheduled in Fairfax County public schools or on school grounds for this afternoon and evening are canceled (Condition 6).
Evening Activities Canceled
Condition 7
Facilities and school grounds will be closed starting at 6:15 p.m. (Condition 7). All activities scheduled in Fairfax County public schools or on school grounds for this evening must be completed by 6:15 p.m. or are canceled
Saturday and/or Sunday Activities Canceled
Condition 8
All activities scheduled in Fairfax County public schools or on school grounds for [SATURDAY] [SUNDAY] are canceled (Condition 8).
We are in the process of updating Regulation 4810.

During any weather emergency, FCPS employees will receive notification via email to their FCPS email account. All weather emergency information is posted on the FCPS website, Red Apple Channel 21, FCPS Facebook and Twitter accounts, and is communicated to the local Washington, DC television and radio stations.



FCPS employees may update (KIT Basic) contact information through UConnect http://www.fcps.edu/hr/technology/uconnect.shtml.

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