It has been a long time since we were scheduled to go back to school on January 2. There was a lot of debate about that plan. Most districts around us had return dates of January 3 or 8. Most everyone was happy about that long, full week off before Christmas but most everyone was grumbling about the idea of heading back so soon after the New Year holiday.
As it turned out, we are NOT back in school today. We are out for an “Inclement Weather Cancellation.” I can imagine the puzzled expressions at that announcement scrolling on the district webpage. Especially after the local news had a report about the preparations going on to make sure the buses would be ready to roll and that all the buildings would have adequate heat. With record breaking cold temperatures and near 30 below zero wind chill, I am grateful not to be worrying about kids out in that weather waiting for buses.
There is even colder weather and much more snow on the ground in other areas around the country. I hope everyone, especially our schoolchildren, elderly, and homeless stay safe and warm in the extreme weather.
I hope I remember how glad I was not to have to go out in the cold when we have to make up this day later on!