Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day!

It's official. The kids have the first snow day of the year today. For a while there it was in question-the school district issued a two hour delay last night. Is there anything worse for a kid as they head off to bed, visions of no school in their heads? Two hours is just a pain for everyone involved.

While other school districts canceled school left and right--neighboring districts--ours held firm. Two hours. We whined. We moaned. We wondered why, with four inches of snow (we know this isn't a lot, but it's a lot for Cincinnati) school wasn't canceled. Then this morning I learned that Ohio changed its calamity day rules from allowing five days to only allowing three. After that, the school year extends. I can see now why the district was being so stingy. And I have to think my kids would take the two hour day over a full day in June!

So today, we're going to enjoy the free day. It's actually too cold to play outside, so we'll be in drinking cocoa and enjoying some family time. Let it snow!



  1. Have a fun day with your kiddos Heather!! Happy Snow Day to you all!

  2. We are so excited! We got called off last night, but I'm going to be spending my day writing while my kiddos play outside!

  3. I'm so jealous! Every district around us called off but ours. I have a feeling our new superintendent might have to field some any parent phones calls today. Our hilly roads are dangerous to drive on...

    Enjoy that hot chocolate!

  4. You know I'm jealous of your 4 inches of snow.

    Have a great day!

  5. Happy Snow Day! I've never experienced that, but I bet snow days are fun. :)

  6. Our kids had a cancellation here in Dayton. The roads are icy.

    I am grateful to be able to be home with them.

    The change in calamity days kind of stinks. Next year it is supposed to be none. A lot of schools are extending their calendar to allow for a few days off if needed to allow for the new Ohio calamity day policy. 3 days this year zero days next year.

    Any idea why they did that?