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Is it just my imagination, or does it seem like school starts earlier and earlier every year?
When I went to school – admittedly back in the dark ages – we started right after Labor Day. And that still seems right in my head. After all, Labor Day is when summer is unofficially over, and nothing says summer being over – at least to a kid – as much as going back to school. Of course, this was back in the dark ages, I grew up in Cincinnati, which has all four seasons with a bit of a vengeance, so summers were hot and muggy and schools weren’t air conditioned yet.
The schools here in the Atlanta metro area have mostly already started. Gwinnett County, where I live, started on August 4, which just seemed unconscionably early, even to some of my friend who have kids in school.
At least the schools are air conditioned!
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98 thoughts on “Old School Giveaway Hop”
It already started. It is a good time for it to start.
Traditionally, school has always started the Wednesday after Labor Day in my county but with the COVID restrictions still in place for many areas, I’m not sure what date school will start this year
I don’t have any children but the school system in South Africa works differently than in the USA. We have school during the whole year with smaller holidays in between with a longer one at the end of the year.
School starts here after the first weekend in September; where we are at with the pandemic – I feel its okay!
I know some schools have been in session already for about a week. It does seem way too early.
Growing up in Wyoming, school didn’t start until after Labor Day.
I no longer have kids going to school.
It’s always after Labor Day here–so, Sept. 8, which feels late. (Rumor is the big amusement parks in my state influence the late start date. Priorities, eh?)
The kids are going back to classes Aug 31. They are doing a cautious, partial re-opening and participation is voluntary. If it doesn’t work out well they will probably close again pretty quickly.
My nephew doesn’t start until the Tuesday after Labor Day, which seems late to me.
My kids started last week on the 10th. It seems early, but they do get out in May!
I think in the next week or two.
starts in a few weeks seems just right
I am honestly not sure.
I think the last week of august, feels to soon with everything going on with covid.
Here school starts the last full week of August back where I grew up, the Wed after Labor Day.
School has already started here – and it feels just right 🙂
It starts after labor day. It always has since I was kid.
After Labor day!
School starts September 8th around here. That seems fine to me!
It starts the first full week in Sept. Seems just right.
It already started and seems right.
School here starts in early Feb and goes until mid Dec with small breaks inbetween.
School started last week, too early.
School here starts the week after Labour Day – just about right.
No kido’s in school. I think it starts at the end of August
School starts for us tomorrow. I feel like it’s earlier than when I was a kid.
School starts on 8-24 here and that feels way too early to me.
I really don’t know when it starts. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
Ours starts next week. It is about the same time it always is.
School has already started at a just right time period.
My niece and nephew started last week and a couple other nieces starts this Wednesday.
Already started, feels just right.
School here starts right after Labour Day.
School starts, um, when I have to start avoiding the 3 p.m. traffic?
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School has started already.
School just started this week. My kids are grown and therefore it really doesn’t matter when school starts.
It always seems too early to me. Where I grew up we started after Labor Day.
Thanks for the contest.
It started the last week of July. I think it was to early.
School is going to start in September, I’m hoping things get closer to normalcy.
School starts back here in early September, which feels about right.
Starts tomorrow for most kids with the youngest starting next week.
School starts the last week of August. I think it should start after the Sept. long weekend.
No kids here, so I have no idea when school starts.
Public school started back today in our school district. We homeschool and some books are still on the way, so we are starting Monday.
School started August 15th. A little earlier than normal.
I start tomorrow which feels early but my daughter starts after Rosh Hashanah which feels perfect.
Schools around here start the last week of August. It feels about right.
It starts Septembar 6th. I think it is too soon
My son starts next Thursday, the 26th… It definitely feels too early!
My grandson started school on August 11th which is typical for our area. I think it’s a good start date because he gets out fairly early in the spring.
School starts this week on the 19th. It feels late to me, but we are ready.
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School starts right after Labor Day which is good because I still have supplies to buy!
After labor day which feels right to me.
School starts this week. I live in Kansas and this is usually the time its always started. August 4 seems pretty early to start!
Honestly i am not to sure…My daughter is out of school.
September 8th is our start day. I like it, gets us past the holiday without a break.
August 30th. It feel right. It’ll be online learning still cause the covid cases are rising again, though.
I think its the day after Labor Day. Its been so long since I’ve had kids in school. Its just the right time when its starting to cool down.
Kids go back August 30
My youngest starts back this Friday. The summer went by so fast
We homeschool year round
School started about 3 weeks ago. Way too early!
They started school last week. Sorta early because I remember starting school after Labor Day.
It started this week. And it is way too early!
I would think it would be after Labor Day, but no one in our household goes back to school… all long past school age.
September 1 – I wish it started after Labor Day weekend.
Most schools here started sometime this week. It feels just right to me – but I’ve no doubt that a big part of that is that it is the same timeframe that was in place when I was in school, so it just feels “normal”
School just started here. I guess it feels “normal,” but not really sure what normal is anymore haha.
School started last week here. It seems early to me especially since when I was growing up we didn’t go back to school until after labor day.
“When does school start in your neck of the woods? Does it feel too early, too late, or just right?” School started today. I am OK with that.
Schools started a couple weeks ago in my area. I guess it feels right since it has been this way for years.
They start the next week!!
A lot of schools started last week or before, but my nieces and nephew started this week which seems a bit late but they always tend to start later than most around here.
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We started Aug 18, feels right to me.
In Scotland, school starts again mid-August so they’ve already been back a couple of weeks now. School breaks up for the summer usually at some point in the final week of June.
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First couple weeks of August, I wish it was a little later.
My daughter already started college and my grandsons start the 30th.
School here started last Monday. I guess that’s normal but I remember September as back-to-school time when I was a child.
I think it starts right after Labor Day…always has been that way, so I guess it’s just right! Thanks and God bless!
It already started. Too early.
not sure, no kids here
I think it just started.
First week of September here.
Schools and colleges start way to early in August. We’ve already had a few too hot days where school was cancelled or shortened with heat index rising to 100. Plus there’s a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers.
School usually starts the Wednesday after Labour Day.
Ours already started, August 23.
School started mid-August in my area.
My kids started last week, about the same time every year.
Mid August and it feels to early
yesterday, just right!
school started on 8/23 and when I went to school it started originally after labor day
My grandchildren started school on August 16th, its right around the time they started last year.
My kids started August 4th, and it’s just right to me.
School starts about the right time around here.
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