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Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Spokesperson ()
Date: January 02, 2018 05:12PM

Attention: Due to expected bitter cold temperatures, schools will open 2 hours late.

Updates to follow as info comes into the winter weather desk -

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Fake Facts FCPS News ()
Date: January 02, 2018 05:38PM

No announcement on FCPS pages

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Harold Baughs ()
Date: January 02, 2018 05:48PM

Fairfax County wasn't mentioned.......

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: fcps admnistrator ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:04PM

It's official - FCPS two hour delayed arrival tomorrow due to cold. Please tune to local channel 21 for more details or visit the fcps.edu website.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:22PM

Just checked and as of this writing, no delay or cancellation for FCPS.

Given the current forecast, it's a good bet there will be a delay on Friday, 'cause it's supposed to be 8° with winds of 16 mph, which translates to a wind chill of -10­°.

If Friday turns out to be a little more chilly and a little more windy, you're looking at frostbite in 30 minutes.

"Only good things can come of more communication." - Cary Wiedemann, March 3, 2005

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: ResponsibleParent4 ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:38PM

chuckhoffmann Wrote:
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> Just checked and as of this writing, no delay or
> cancellation for FCPS.
>
> Given the current forecast, it's a good bet there
> will be a delay on Friday, 'cause it's supposed to
> be 8° with winds of 16 mph, which translates to a
> wind chill of -10­°.
>
> If Friday turns out to be a little more chilly and
> a little more windy, you're looking at frostbite
> in 30 minutes.

Just layer up your kids and send them on their way. Long Johns, sweater, heavy coat, scarf, hat and gloves.

There is no such thing as bad weather - just a failure to properly dress for the conditions.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: groovegetin ()
Date: January 02, 2018 08:47PM

ResponsibleParent4 Wrote:
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> chuckhoffmann Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just checked and as of this writing, no delay
> or
> > cancellation for FCPS.
> >
> > Given the current forecast, it's a good bet
> there
> > will be a delay on Friday, 'cause it's supposed
> to
> > be 8° with winds of 16 mph, which translates to
> a
> > wind chill of -10­°.
> >
> > If Friday turns out to be a little more chilly
> and
> > a little more windy, you're looking at
> frostbite
> > in 30 minutes.
>
> Just layer up your kids and send them on their
> way. Long Johns, sweater, heavy coat, scarf, hat
> and gloves.
>
> There is no such thing as bad weather - just a
> failure to properly dress for the conditions.
So I guess if there's a hurricane, kids should dress properly? shut the fuck up

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: 2 hour delay!!! ()
Date: January 02, 2018 10:11PM

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Info Seeker ()
Date: January 03, 2018 06:23PM

Any info of school opening during the expected blizzard?

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: K9HMU ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:08PM

I can assure you that FCPS Transportation requested this afternoon that all drivers arrive 1 hour EARLY tomorrow.

The reason the bus drivers are requested to arrive EARLY is to make sure the buses start and to clean snow off the buses for on On Time start.

This being said, if conditions change rapidly overnight, they may notify the drivers that there could be a delay, but they will still need to the buses "EARLY" to make sure they start and to clean the snow off and get them ready for the routes.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: ResponsibleParent8 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:32PM

Just a heads-up people - it is going to be chilly outside again tomorrow. So, layer up your kids.

Again, for those who are incompetent parents - Long Johns. Sweater. Heavy coat. Hat. Scarf. Gloves. Thick socks and boots.

They will survive, get to school ok and be better people for it.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Competent asshole ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:37PM

Such an ass. Why don't you put up a diagram since we are all to stupid to understand how to dress our kids in the cold weather. I don't give a fuck how many layers you put on, it's still fucking cold. Not saying school should close but I do feel bad for the little kids who have no choice but to walk.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: ResponsibleParent38 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:40PM

Competent asshole Wrote:
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> Such an ass. Why don't you put up a diagram since
> we are all to stupid to understand how to dress
> our kids in the cold weather. I don't give a fuck
> how many layers you put on, it's still fucking
> cold. Not saying school should close but I do feel
> bad for the little kids who have no choice but to
> walk.


You, sir or madam, are part of the reason kids are such pussies these days. You probably give your kids a little trophy even if they lose the big soccer game, don't you?

Keep it up, asshole. We will all be speaking Chinese soon. You are part of the problem.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Question 101 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:40PM

K9HMU Wrote:
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> I can assure you that FCPS Transportation
> requested this afternoon that all drivers arrive 1
> hour EARLY tomorrow.
>
> The reason the bus drivers are requested to arrive
> EARLY is to make sure the buses start and to clean
> snow off the buses for on On Time start.
>
> This being said, if conditions change rapidly
> overnight, they may notify the drivers that there
> could be a delay, but they will still need to the
> buses "EARLY" to make sure they start and to clean
> the snow off and get them ready for the routes.

Are they putting in the diesel fuel additive for cold weather?

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Uh huh sure do ()
Date: January 03, 2018 07:53PM

Even more pathetic. Put your kids on the sidewalk to tomorrow and drive your lame ass to work. My kid will be dropped off by me, right at the front door. Fairfax city already teaches Chinese I'm elementary... So again, another lame comment by you.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: PVNNV ()
Date: January 03, 2018 08:12PM

Question 101 Wrote:
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> Are they putting in the diesel fuel additive for
> cold weather?

Pretty sure that FCPS puts Diesel fuel additive in most of the vehicles this time of year.

BUT the problem tends to be more about the batteries being weak and liquid leaks.

I have no idea why FCPS Vehicle Maintenance does not regularly check/test the batteries and replace them when they are marginal. Sure it cost some money, but there are good battery testers/analyzers that can clearly determine the battery condition.

As for leaks, everything starts to leak when it gets very cold. Many of the seals/gaskets have been heat compressed and will not expand back when the the temps drop and all the metal contracts. I recall they cannot drive the buses if there are clear leaks dripping on the ground.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Just sayin'... ()
Date: January 03, 2018 08:29PM

ResponsibleParent4 Wrote:
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> Just layer up your kids and send them on their
> way. Long Johns, sweater, heavy coat, scarf, hat
> and gloves.

Preferably silver Long Johns. With a side of fries!

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: ResponsibleParent18 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 08:45PM

Uh huh sure do Wrote:
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> Even more pathetic. Put your kids on the sidewalk
> to tomorrow and drive your lame ass to work. My
> kid will be dropped off by me, right at the front
> door. Fairfax city already teaches Chinese I'm
> elementary... So again, another lame comment by
> you.


I think you, sir or madam, are the one who is most pathetic. Perhaps you should be the one to walk to elementary school since your grammar is absolutely atrocious. In fact, I can't understand half of your post due to terrible grammar. Perhaps you should put on appropriate clothing and walk to school. You could use the parochial lessons.

Piker.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: TAX PAYER 1 ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:07PM

I WILL POST SALARIES REQUEST IF THEY ARE CLOSED BECAUSE ITS TOO COLD

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: another student ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:27PM

I don't want to go back to school yet. Please, please let school be clothesed.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:35PM

ResponsibleParent4 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> chuckhoffmann Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just checked and as of this writing, no delay
> or
> > cancellation for FCPS.
> >
> > Given the current forecast, it's a good bet
> there
> > will be a delay on Friday, 'cause it's supposed
> to
> > be 8° with winds of 16 mph, which translates to
> a
> > wind chill of -10­°.
> >
> > If Friday turns out to be a little more chilly
> and
> > a little more windy, you're looking at
> frostbite
> > in 30 minutes.
>
> Just layer up your kids and send them on their
> way. Long Johns, sweater, heavy coat, scarf, hat
> and gloves.
>
> There is no such thing as bad weather - just a
> failure to properly dress for the conditions.


I agree.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:36PM

TAX PAYER 1 Wrote:
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> I WILL POST SALARIES REQUEST IF THEY ARE CLOSED
> BECAUSE ITS TOO COLD


Why would anyone care?

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Art T ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:40PM

Blasphemer.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: Art T. ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:41PM

Just sayin'... Wrote:
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> ResponsibleParent4 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just layer up your kids and send them on their
> > way. Long Johns, sweater, heavy coat, scarf,
> hat
> > and gloves.
>
> Preferably silver Long Johns. With a side of
> fries!


That's just gross.

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Re: Schools - 2 Hours Late Due To Bitter Cold Temps
Posted by: 9EHWU ()
Date: January 03, 2018 09:44PM

FCPS just announced a 2 Hour Delay for Thursday Jan 4th

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