It's Monday, the day before Christmas Eve, and most schools are out, but there are a few still in session. I happen to be one of those students who was forced to go to school. Do not get me wrong, I enjoy going to school, but I do not see the point in going ONE day. Another thing I do not seem to get is why we must go back to school on a THURSDAY, two days before the weekend. Why is it we do not have those two days off? Why is it we only have a 9-day Christmas/New Years Vacation? Shouldn't we have a full two weeks? Wouldn't that be the sensible thing? Malden, and Sommerville to name a few, had the day off, and I'm sure their vacations are longer than 9 days.