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Area schools’ fall break starts next week

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Floyd County school system students will get a jump on their fall break today, as a teacher planning session gives kids an additional day off before schools close for all of next week.

Students in the Rome City school system don’t get the extra day off, but there is no school for them next week either. Unity Christian School students are also off today as teachers participate in professional development, and their fall break runs all of next week too.

 St. Mary’s Catholic School students start their fall break Wednesday and won’t return until Monday, when Rome, Floyd County and Unity students will also come back to school.

Darlington School doesn’t offer a fall break, instead breaking for 10 full days for Thanksgiving, starting Nov. 18.

The breaks, as usual, fall the week of the Coosa Valley Fair, which is in its 69th year and will run from Tuesday through Saturday. On Tuesday and Wednesday the hours are from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday also open at 5 p.m. but closing will be extended by an hour. The hours for Kids and Seniors day on Thursday are from 1 to 10 p.m., featuring free admission for the two groups from 1 to 5 p.m., and gates open at 10 a.m. and close at midnight Saturday.