How COVID Ruined Snow Days

Ahadu Kebede, Staff Writer

Remember when snow days used to be free of work? A day where you could sleep in and kickback? Well, no more. Due to the global pandemic of introducing teachers to online learning, snow days have become a mere figment of the past. Instead of waking up at 10 o’clock well-rested, now it’s waking up at the same time to log onto a Google Meet and pretending to pay attention for hours on end.
Some would argue that in exchange for no more true snow days, we have gotten rid of delayed openings and therefore the trade is worth it. However, I contest that because virtual school still starts at around the same time as regular days, this point is moot. The reason why is because delayed openings allow for students to get an extra hour or two of sleep, something that is rare for high school students.
Overall, the decision to get rid of true snow days in favor of virtual school was a mistake that should be reversed.