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Due to virtual school, snow days may become obsolete- and thats a good thing.

Snow days are not logical during virtual learning

By Ela Jalil, News Editor January 27, 2021

Imagine a time where you don’t have to go to school past June 16. A time where Spring Break isn’t cut short to make up for the missed learning due to snow days. This is now the reality and it should...

Snow piles up during a snow storm in Potomac, Md. during the winter of 2016.

Snow days provide normality during COVID-19

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor January 27, 2021

Sleeping in late, staying in pajamas all day and drinking hot chocolate are synonymous with two things: snow days and the first semester, at a minimum, of the 2020-21 school year. The line has blurred...

January 8 2020, students throughout montgomery county were sent home from school halfway throughout the day due to potential snow. The next morning, students and faculty awoke to much worse conditions and a larger amount of snow that did not prevent them ffrom missing school, just getting a delay.

MCPS should plan for more snow days

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor February 23, 2020

Whether it snows or not is completely out of our hands. As much as students may want it to work--flushing ice cubes down the toilet, sleeping with a spoon under pillows or wearing pajamas inside out--...

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WCHS snowed in by controversy

By Ari Dimitoglou, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

For the past couple of months, MCPS has had a plethora of early releases, two-hour delays and days off of school due to weather-related issues. As much as students enjoy the shortened days and weeks, the...

Snow days ate up time and caused cancellations of traditional school events.

MCPS’ seven snow days plow plans, schedules

By Jordan Janis, Online Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2015

A staggering seven snow days this winter have affected CHS students both inside and outside of the classroom, from standardized test preparation to extracurricular activities being cancelled. With the...

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

State approves plan, MCPS will make up two snow days

By Caitlin Doherty, Senior Writer April 4, 2014

Maryland State Department of Education approved April 2 a plan to have MCPS hold school on Monday, April 21 and Friday, June 13 to make up for the 10 days of school missed due to snow days. Initially...

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

Extra snow days this Winter have come at a price

By Jonathan Greenzaid, Business Manager February 26, 2014

Hot cocoa, sledding, and snuggling by the fireplace. Everyone loves snow days. However, students may have to sacrifice part of their summer for all of the snow days MCPS has had this year. This year,...

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