I'm from California where we went to school five days a week every week from September until June. We had a week off for Christmas Vacation (oops I said Christmas!) and a week off for Easter Vacation (oh no now I'm really busted) and that was it. I do think there was a President's Day. But that's it! That was all.
Today is day ten of no school with the exception of last Wednesday. Between snow days and President's Day and half days and delayed openings and Winter Break (WTF is this for??) my kids haven't had a full week of school since before Thanksgiving. They are all going to need to repeat a grade.
Sometimes kids should go to school.