Wow! Seems a bit early in the school year for a break already. But when did the start? Our district had last Friday off but it was because they had fall conferences on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon and evening so it was basically a day off for the staff. I thought that it was early for conferences as they have only been there a month (we start the day after Labor Day.) We get just Thanksgiving and the day after off.
My kids get the 18th and 19th off for fall break, but this is the first school we've ever had it in. This is school #5 for us. Growing up though, we had harvest break, that was 3 weeks off for potato harvest.