Possible early dismissal Tuesday?

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Anonymous wrote:After this thread, I can only imagine the hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth had a bus been stuck for an hour or two yesterday in a flooded street. Especially if Larla peed her pants while stuck on that bus.


Exactly. Former MCPS parent and moved to Howard. I just came to see how unhinged this thread would get. Didn’t disappoint. So glad I moved out of there. Seriously, Montgomery County parents are the absolute worst. For all its faults, MCPS will never do anything right for these insane people and it actually makes me feel sorry for MCPS.


My Howard Country colleague was furious that her kids were getting out early! HoCo parents just do not post on DCUM nearly as much.
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Anonymous wrote:It's more of a light rain but I can see how that might make them cancel school.


Yes, it’s a pretty crazy… drizzle out there. But middle schooler already back after virtually no instruction so let’s keep our eyes on what’s important.


Would you have preferred for them to wait until you see bad weather out your window, before sending the kids home?


“Bad weather” is not reason to cancel school. “Dangerous” weather is not predicted until 5, if even then https://x.com/capitalweather/status/1744737898954686672?s=46&t=kXNpUewkV_Y9BqQTN3vOUw.


Not your call. Homeschooling is always an option, if you want to make the rules. Shrug.


Our homeschool co-op had all classes today, until our normal departure at 5:15 p.m. You're right... it's great to be able to read the weather forecast and make a rational decision!


If you have to worry about flooding on the kids’ walk from living room to bedrooms, you and your sister wives should do something about that.


You're really in touch with modern homeschooling... We rent space for the 60 kids who attend, and who either drive themselves or are dropped off. So yeah, we read the weather forecast.


That doesn't sound like homeschooling, it sounds like an unlicensed private school.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


DP. No, you would have said, "Well, if HCPSS is delayed, then there's a good chance that MCPS will also delay, so I will make plans for both a delay and a regular start."
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


DP but I was very surprised there was not a delay. Trees down everywhere and high schoolers had to leave in the dark. Hopefully there weren’t any issues.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.
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As a staff member, I appreciated the release yesterday because we ended up getting some water in our basement and it was much easier to deal with in the afternoon before it got too bad. Helped to spread out the commute more too, DH worked his full day as normal but didn’t have near the issues getting home as he has during past storms.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


I think we can agree to disagree because I don’t think we’re going to see each other’s way. I still think that paying attention to what other local counties do helps me (and others) not be surprised if and when Montgomery closes or does not close. If there is a big weather pattern coming to the area, you bet I will pay attention to what other school districts are doing so that I could better plan. Maybe it’s because I’m a MoCo native and grew up here that I know what to look for? Who knows but I just know this is what works and has always worked for me.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


Even reliable predictors are not 100%. Does MCPS usually do the same as the other districts? Yes. Does MCPS always do exactly the same as the other districts? No.
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If they don't close or close, either way I'll complain because I have an axe to grind and love to ride MCPS.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


Even reliable predictors are not 100%. Does MCPS usually do the same as the other districts? Yes. Does MCPS always do exactly the same as the other districts? No.


Great, agreed that reliable predictors are not 100%. So then maybe you can stop berating other posters for being upset or caught off guard that MCPS pivoted on its decision after school started? You and your ilk instead insisted that posters who were annoyed/caught off guard/frustrated were just ignorant for not realizing it was inevitable since other school districts had made the move to close early (much earlier than MCPS did btw).
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


I think we can agree to disagree because I don’t think we’re going to see each other’s way. I still think that paying attention to what other local counties do helps me (and others) not be surprised if and when Montgomery closes or does not close. If there is a big weather pattern coming to the area, you bet I will pay attention to what other school districts are doing so that I could better plan. Maybe it’s because I’m a MoCo native and grew up here that I know what to look for? Who knows but I just know this is what works and has always worked for me.


I think the disagreement lies in what we define as the threshold for other school districts being a "reliable predictor." You're being a MoCo native has nothing to do with this as I'm one as well.

Again: My stance and point is you really need to focus on what MCPS says and does and not necessarily other school districts, because as this instance shows with Howard having a two-hour delay and MCPS not, what other school districts do is not always a reliable indicator of what MCPS will do.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


Even reliable predictors are not 100%. Does MCPS usually do the same as the other districts? Yes. Does MCPS always do exactly the same as the other districts? No.


Great, agreed that reliable predictors are not 100%. So then maybe you can stop berating other posters for being upset or caught off guard that MCPS pivoted on its decision after school started? You and your ilk instead insisted that posters who were annoyed/caught off guard/frustrated were just ignorant for not realizing it was inevitable since other school districts had made the move to close early (much earlier than MCPS did btw).


I don't remember anybody saying INEVITABLE.

If you want to ignore the other school districts' decisions, go right ahead. If you want to ignore the weather forecast, go right ahead. You're in charge of the information you use to make your plans.
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Anonymous wrote:Would you look at that, Howard county is delayed but Montgomery county is not. I’m glad I did not have to use my contingency plans. But I would not have been caught off guard if we would have had a delay.

I really hope some of you get your act together so that next time that way you won’t get caught off guard with your shocked Pikachu faces.


This actually runs counter to your point that MCPS always follows the lead of other counties and that if the others make a move, MCPS will follow suit. If we'd followed your logic, we would have ASSUMED MCPS would follow suit with HoCo, only to be surprised they didn't. Which goes back to the earlier point made that the only school district you should be relying on to know if school will or won't be closed is the one your kids actually attend.


Nobody said that Montgomery county always follows the lead of other counties and nobody said you should assume they will automatically close. You have a really bad take on all this.


Yes, but you and other posters insisted that BECAUSE other schools closed that anyone who was annoyed MCPS decided to NOT follow suit at first, only to pivot after school had started, was foolish because it was obvious based on the patterns.

You can't have it both ways: Either neighboring districts are or aren't a reliable predictor of MCPS's decisions. This example proves that's not always the case and it's best to worry about what MCPS says and does and not other school districts, since MCPS can and does make different decisions from its neighbors.


I think we can agree to disagree because I don’t think we’re going to see each other’s way. I still think that paying attention to what other local counties do helps me (and others) not be surprised if and when Montgomery closes or does not close. If there is a big weather pattern coming to the area, you bet I will pay attention to what other school districts are doing so that I could better plan. Maybe it’s because I’m a MoCo native and grew up here that I know what to look for? Who knows but I just know this is what works and has always worked for me.


I think the disagreement lies in what we define as the threshold for other school districts being a "reliable predictor." You're being a MoCo native has nothing to do with this as I'm one as well.

Again: My stance and point is you really need to focus on what MCPS says and does and not necessarily other school districts, because as this instance shows with Howard having a two-hour delay and MCPS not, what other school districts do is not always a reliable indicator of what MCPS will do.


So growing up here, if you saw that Prince Georges or Howard closed or delayed, would you also have a hunch that Montgomery county was also going to close or delay?
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Anonymous wrote:After this thread, I can only imagine the hand-wringing, wailing, and gnashing of teeth had a bus been stuck for an hour or two yesterday in a flooded street. Especially if Larla peed her pants while stuck on that bus.


A large tree is down in the street on the route DD’s bus takes. I’m grateful school got out early.


The tree on Westbard? Fell down at 730.


No, on Sligo Creek parkway.
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