Poll: Should Schools Be Giving Mid-Winter Vacation?

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  1. It’s a long winter…2 Adars… the next break isn’t for awhile. The early elementary kids probably don’t need it (but their teachers do) and the overworked middle elementary kids definitely need it. I don’t have high schoolers yet so I don’t know how that works. No matter what we say on here, mid winter vacation has been around longer than the debate about it and it’s coming whether we agree with it or not. So try to enjoy it!

  2. I would love for the high schools and elementary schools to have vacation at the same time. I would love to be able to visit family out of town.

  3. Why shouldn’t boys have off!!! They are in school by 7:30 in the morning and don’t come home till 5:30 and this is elementary school. They get off only the day before yomim tovim and yeshiva runs till mid July!! They are only human!! Let’s take men in their 20s that are in yeshiva they have yeshiva for 4 weeks ( Elul) and then bein haszmanim, then again pesach they are off for a month etc… They start yeshiva at 9:45 finish 1:45 only go back at 4 to be home by 7!!!!

  4. I still don’t understand why this is even a question. EVERYONE should have off at the SAME time. It doesn’t have to be so long, just an extended weekend. Friday – Monday. Let families do something with everyone together. If it’s short and it’s everyone they can do something nice but simple.

  5. everyone deserves a little break.
    this question is asked every year and people always say it should be done away with, i disagree. Do we want to burn out our children at such young age?

  6. Take away the vacations,give more homework,never let these kids breathe and youre setting Lakewood up for a disaster. What do you think is going to happen to many of these kids??? None of the people running the schools did what they expect the kids to do today. Like the Rabbonim and Gedolim say let kids be kids!!

  7. nowadays they feel the need to destroy children by putting so much pressure on them winter vacation was standard when i grew up and we all turned out ok its a lakewood special!

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