Today was a complete shock. The news talked about freezing rain overnight, so when we had a delay I wasn't too surprised. I was floored, however, when I found out at 8 a.m. that school was cancelled for the day. I couldn't believe it. Cameron didn't even have a delay. I drove him to Goshen at 7 a.m. We had to go slower than normal, but overall it wasn't too bad. We spent an extra five minutes on the road. Coming back was a lot better and I was home well before 8. Thus, I never expected our school to cancel.
I don't know why it bothered me that we didn't have school, but it really did. I would have much rather had a three hour delay. I hate making up school days. It's like someone giving you a day off when you didn't ask for it and then taking away a day you had planned to be gone. This snow day now makes it so the students do not get a four day weekend in February. Instead they go to school on a Monday and then get Tuesday off for a teacher day.
I realize that the roads may have been worse south of us. I know it may be challenging to make the call. I wish we had a plan in place for students to have a virtual learning day. I would much prefer that. Then our calendar never would change and plans could be made and kept.