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Monday starts fall break for Forsyth County Schools

FORSYTH COUNTY -- For the second year, roads will be absent yellow school buses this week and schools will be absent — with permission — students.

Fall break for Forsyth County Schools is tomorrow through Friday, the second time the district has included the week off in its calendar, a timeline that coincides with the nixing of inclement weather days in exchange for online learning days.

Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for the school system, has said in the past that the time off was discussed for “a couple of years” leading up to the Board of Education deciding to go through with it.

“Parents and teachers both wanted it, but I remember the staff favored it more,” she said previously.

The district’s central office will operate as normal throughout the week.

One activity families may want to attend together is Forsyth Reads Together: An Evening with Dennis Lehane on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

Lehane is the best-selling author of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island” and will talk about writing a book and will answer questions.

Today from 1:45-4 p.m. at the Post Road Library, kids of all ages can attend a Native American pow wow through the Forsyth County Public Library One World Forsyth series.

Dance performances will begin at 1:45 p.m., followed by Native American games and crafts. No registration is required.

Last year, the county’s parks and recreation department decided not to plan any organized camps for this break under the assumption that many families would go on vacation, but amenities like public parks and the Big Creek Greenway will remain under typical operations.

Those who do choose to travel should be aware of any ongoing construction projects along roadways, especially along major arteries like Ga. 400.

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