The Faux Day

School was cancelled one day this week because of a Faux Day (at least that's what I am calling it). As some of you may know, there are certain policies and laws in place in our public education system that call for 75% attendance in order to receive funding for the school day. In bigger schools, this would mean a huge number of students out for the day.  In our tiny school though we run the risk of losing funding for a very small number of absent students.  Unfortunately, with fourteen ill students on Monday, we hit that number. Small school problems.

My very empty classroom on Monday morning. 
The administration and school board made the decision to send us all home roughly fifteen minutes into the school day, which caused much grumbling among parents and staff, but much less grumbling among students.  This meant that Cody and I had suddenly found ourselves with a whole day to spend as we pleased.

We left school relatively soon after the students went home and we headed out to the one breakfast place in town for some tasty treats.  I feasted on apple pie stuffed french toast (seriously delicious) and Cody went for a classic egg, toast, and bacon dish.  

After breakfast, we spent most of the day doing little projects and lounging around the house. It turned into a seriously nasty day (ridiculous winds and snow), which probably would have gotten us sent home from school for the day anyway.  Hence, the reason why I started referring to the day in question as a "Faux Day" instead of a "Snow Day." 

Your turn...Have you ever had your job/school close for an unexpected reason? 
Currently listening to...White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes


  1. Wow! You must have a super small school to close when 14 students are ill! We're in metro Detroit, so no luck of that ever happening, we barely close when there are several inches of snow on the ground and kids still show up :)
    And I might just have to check out Beaver Island - we love it up north!

    1. Definitely a small school...less than 50 kids in preschool-12th grade! We almost never get snow days though because there is no bus service on the island and most people live close to the school.

  2. OH wow, I would LOVE a Faux Day back when I was in school and I definitely wouldn't mind one from work! :)

    Looks like you had a lot of fun on your day off, though.

    1. The older kids were VERY excited to get sent home early ;)

  3. I've had our office close unexpectedly once due to no power. It was nice to have a free with no plans. Of course I think I spent it catching up on house work, but it was still a nice bonus day.

    1. We've had a couple of sketchy days with power here, but we've never actually gone home because of it. I like bonus days at home though! :)


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