Living in Michigan during the winter usually means at least one to two snow days during the school year. But with school still online, the idea of snow days has melted away.
East Lansing Public Schools no longer has snow days as long as school is still virtual.
Sleeping in, sledding with friends, and building snowmen has become a distant memory.
Now waiting for the phone to ring and never getting the call that school is canceled is a bitter disappointment.
“It’s fun and kids love it, it’s just part of growing up to get that call,” said Mari Maloney, a high school teacher.
Although East Lansing Schools are planning to transition back to in-person classes in March, for now, snow days’ excitement has been forgotten.