USD266 gifts students and staff with snow day

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The school grounds lightly covered in snow. Both snow and ice were patched around the school grounds following the extreme weather. Photo by K. Angle

BY KILEY ANGLE & ABBEY WILKS

On Jan. 11, Maize District sent out email notifications and tweets about calling off the school day due to “dangerous weather conditions.”

“I was really happy to get the notification.” Lindsey Hall, history, said, “I was most excited to be able to spend the day with my daughter.”

The school district has not had a snow day since 2014, during conference week, where students did not attend school for four whole days due to the significant amount of snow and ice surrounding the city.

“I honestly didn’t expect to get a snow day at all.” Kinsey Emery, 11, said.

Unfortunately, some students didn’t get the message until after preparing to a full day of school. While others simply turned off their alarms and continued their sleep.

“I was really excited after I found out.” Reagen Frye, 11, said, “But I actually spent my morning getting ready before my parents let me know school was cancelled for the day.”

The weather continued into the next day, it may have not been snowing but ice filled the South parking lots, as well as, the sides of the roads and many areas of neighborhoods.

“Not at all,” Emery said, “I did hope that we would, but I knew it would be a slim possibility.”

USD266 was given another snow day on Jan. 16 due to the cold windchill.

The school grounds lightly covered in snow. Both snow and ice were patched around the school grounds following the extreme weather. Photo by K. Angle

The school grounds lightly covered in snow. Both snow and ice were patched around the school grounds following the extreme weather. Photo by K. Angle