As we know by living in Northeast Ohio, the weather here is unpredictable. One thing on the minds of students as it gets colder is snow days. Of course, a few of us have those “hoping for a snow day” traditions like sleeping with a spoon under your pillow, flushing ice cubes down the toilet, and sleeping with your pj’s inside out. But what actually determines a snow day? In a recent district all-call that went out, it was explained how they’re determined!
The conditions are as follows: The amount of snow on the ground, the projected amount of snow to fall, the weather forecast for the school day, road conditions, temperature, wind chill, the ability of the City of Barberton to plow and salt the streets, and conditions of school parking lots and sidewalks
Superintendent Mr. Ramnytz states that it is a difficult decision to make and if a snow day is not called, your parents have the right to keep you home if they don’t feel it’s safe.
“If we do close school, my goal will be to make a decision by 5:30 or 6 a.m. When the decision is made, we will send automatic phone messages that reach all of our families and staff members; and we will contact all local radio, TV, and newspapers.” Mr. Ramnytz states in the all-call.
With the weather getting colder, please remember to keep yourself healthy and safe! This includes warm hats, coats, gloves, shoes, and socks, but also taking care of your mental state, getting enough food and sleep, and keeping up with your work.