No More Snow Days

This year, there have not been any school days canceled due to the snow.

 When any amount of snow sticks to the ground most students hope and feel it is necessary for a snow day. From adults they feel students are never in school and conditions are safe and minimal.

Lena De Vore

When any amount of snow sticks to the ground most students hope and feel it is necessary for a snow day. From adults they feel students are never in school and conditions are safe and minimal.

Last year multiple school days were cancelled due to either an extreme amount of snow or extreme negative temperatures. There have been no snow or cold days on record for D117. As winter days are slowly getting warmer each year, the likelihood of a snow day or cold day occurring is not very promising this school year with spring right around the corner. 

Schools this year have been more observant to the weather and the possible dangers that may occur for the students and staff members; if the weather forecast is projected to be includes dangerous driving conditions or cold weather, a school day cancelation would occur. With multiple school days last year cancelled due to the harsh winter weather, the extremities of winter this year have been seen milder, therefore no school days have been cancelled.

“It has not been cold enough for us to have [a snow or cold day],” freshman Alexis Dalton said. “I’m upset that we have not had any snow days, but I do not think we should have them because I do not want to come to school longer.”

Climate change can be a major cause of rising temperatures and milder winters. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, temperatures this year compared to last year’s brutal winter were very average. As school years pass the Earth continues to become hotter and less school days are getting cancelled each year due to a lack of extreme winter weather. According to the National Climate Assessment, the North American snow season is shrinking because snow is gradually being replaced by more rain. 

“I think we have not had any snow days because the school wants us to have the most in school days as possible,” junior Alex Niemi said. “I think that we should have had some snow or cold days this year because it is sometimes unsafe for students to drive or walk to school.”

When school days are cancelled due to excessive amounts of snow and low temperatures, those days missed are added on to the end of the school year. With the transition from winter to spring occuring, the possibility of a snow day is low.