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calendar with week info on holidays/school breaks?

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Timeshare veterans, do you know whether there is a master calendar exist that contains the useful week info on all the national holidays/school breaks in a single location?

Also, my impression is that spring break week is different for different area. Is there a fix week# that majority of the schools are on spring break?

Thanks!
 

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Darn I can't remember now where I saw a place that someone was trying to gather that up. Generally, most "spring breaks" will occur along with Easter, but that does vary somewhat. You could always check the "Peak" season rates for Disney -- they have it down to a science when they can expect most people to be traveling with kids.
 

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Timeshare veterans, do you know whether there is a master calendar exist that contains the useful week info on all the national holidays/school breaks in a single location?

Also, my impression is that spring break week is different for different area. Is there a fix week# that majority of the schools are on spring break?

There is a detailed list for colleges at: http://www.tripsmarter.com/panamacity/springbreak/sbcalendar.htm
Here is their summary of total college students on break by week (highlighting the primary weeks):

February 16-20, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 269,459
February 23-27, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 107,265
March 2-6, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 412,581
March 9-13, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 1,834,258
March 16-20, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 2,130,258
March 23-27, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 691,038
March 30-April 3, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 231,863
April 6-10, 2009 (Mon-Fri) -- TOTAL 222,917

This "Spring" seems a little early to me, but it's their list not mine.
 
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If you know the name of the school district which you are questioning you can usually go to their web site and look up the school calendar on line. Often the Chamber of Commerce, which you can also find on line, lists the school districts.
 

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I'm in Western NY and spent 15 yrs in Central NY. Most districts take President's week -usually wk 7, every so many years, week 8. Spring Break this coming year -2009- will be starting April 10. Some districts in Western NY don't do a President's Week and give 2 weeks in April (planting time).
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It really depends on the part of the country - and what you need the information for.

If you're looking at a location that mostly draws a local crowd, you would want to know when those districts are likely to take their breaks. If you are looking at a place like Orlando that draws crowds from around the country, you would need to consider both the local crowds and the general pattern around the country.

For Orlando, the peak school break time would be the weeks before and after Easter. But many school systems in New England base their breaks on Presidents' Day (Feb) and Patriot's Day (NOT Sept. 11, but the original Patriot's Day which falls on April 19, and commemorated the battles at Concord and Lexington (and Paul Revere's famous ride).

Also consider that some states vary more than others - Dave has 2 different dates listed for CT, yet our District and several surrounding don't take either week but are evenly split between 2 other weeks.

Then of course, as for fixed week#, for those schools that schedule spring break around Easter, that had about a 6-week window that jumps around, so no fixed week will cover it. For the others, like Massacusetts, a single fixed week will cover you about 75-85% of the time, as the calendar shifts.

Consider that Thanksgiving is usually week 47, and Christmas usually week 51, but not always - and which years differ also depend on the individual resort.
 

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Timeshare veterans, do you know whether there is a master calendar exist that contains the useful week info on all the national holidays/school breaks in a single location?

Also, my impression is that spring break week is different for different area. Is there a fix week# that majority of the schools are on spring break?

Thanks!

Spring break week is a moving games. I was new in Timeshare and my kid just went to school several years ago, I bought a week 14 at Southern CA coast on a spring break vacation, to my surprise, my week 14 TS is on Spring break only once every 3 or 4 years.
 
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