Indiana Area Senior High School

Snow Affects Spring Break

By JENNY TODD

The Winter months are now upon us. The dreadfulness of cleaning the snow off your car, or slipping on a pile of ice is the new reality. The holidays are officially over, and it’s time to look forward to something new.

Younger kids view snow days as a day where they get to go outside and play in the snow, but as students start to grow older, snow days are considered to be more of a break from all of the work they have been putting in. Recently, we have been hit with a pandemic, and the question on everyone’s mind was, “are snow days even going to exist now?”

Students worried a great amount about their precious snow days. After being faced with two snow days this year so far, we have come to see that we are not replacing snow days with virtual days.

This year has been rough on everyone, but everyone seems to have different opinions on the snow day procedure. Freshman Eve Kuzneski said “I think that we should have synchronized days instead of snow days due to the fact that everyone was already online last year and knows how to join a meet and complete assignments synchronously,” but Senior Dylan Majernik stated that “ I do enjoy snow days very much.”

After everything students have gone through, they don’t need anymore change. The big issue with snow days is that they get taken off of our Easter break. Our once six day break is now only a short four days. This is disappointing to some students, like Sophomore Gracie Cook who said “I would rather have a longer Easter break than having a snow day. I think we should have had synchronized days instead of snow days. I enjoy them, but I wish that we didn’t have to make them up. I think that having synchronized snow days is the best option for not having to make up those days. We would still be able to get school work done, while counting as a full day and still being at home.”

Photo by JENNY TODD

The big question is, will this take effect in the future? This very much could happen in the future. Schools around us like River Valley and Penns Manor have already started having virtual days instead of snow days, and Indiana might be next. 

When worried about what is to come in the future, snow days are the least of our worries. For the past couple of years students have not had a very long spring break, so this is nothing new to us. 

Students will have to accept that maybe in the future there will be a chance of change to the schedule, but for now our Easter break has been cut short. 

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