School in the snow

Fairfax County holds school despite inclement weather

Dreams dashed-Early Monday morning FCPS announced on their Twitter account that there would be school despite snowy weather.  This announcement came to the disappointment of many students

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Dreams dashed-Early Monday morning FCPS announced on their Twitter account that there would be school despite snowy weather. This announcement came to the disappointment of many students

Grace Gould, Online Editor

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On Sunday, Dec. 15, thousands of students went to sleep with one thing on their mind, a snow day. 

The weather had forecasted a few hours of snow until about 8 a.m. so many students were hopeful that the school day would indeed be cancelled.  These hopes only grew when neighboring Loudoun and Prince William Counties announced that they had cancelled classes for the day in preparation for inclement weather.

“I really wanted a snow day because I’ve been really stressed out about school recently and I needed an extra day to catch up on homework,”sophomore Julianna McFarland said

However, upon waking up on Monday these snow day spirits sank as Fairfax students awoke to an announcement dashing their snow day hopes.  FCPS would not be closed or delayed despite the snow.

“I was really disappointed when I saw the announcement that we still had school on Monday even though it was snowing,” McFarland said.

Nothing students did, not even getting the hashtag “closeFCPS” trending on Twitter could garner a snow day announcement.

“I think that FCPS should have listened to “#closeFCPS” because it would have made the day easier and more safe for everyone throughout the county,” sophomore Ryan Campbell said.

Many students who walked to school complained about the dangers of falling on the slippery sidewalks and roads that resulted from the unsavory weather conditions.

“I don’t think it was a smart call to have school on Monday because of all the obstacles it brought walkers. I walk to school and on Monday I slipped on a few patches of slush and ice,” Campbell said.

Others found it unfair that neighboring counties were closed while FCPS, in the same weather conditions, was still holding school.

“School definitely should have been cancelled because Loudoun and Prince William were both closed and we had the same weather conditions they did,” junior Sophia Powell said.

Regardless of the outcome of the possible snow day, this early glimpse at winter weather gives hope to students for snow days after break.

“I hope that we have at least a couple snow days this year,” McFarland said.

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