Students, principals celebrate another snow day

Posted January 9

When the students stay home on a snow day, what does the principal do?

Cardinal Gibbons snow day

Cardinal Gibbons High School principal Jason Curtis had a little bit of fun with the idea of a day on his own inside the school.

His YouTube video shows him in shorts and sneakers cooking in the cafeteria, parking super-close and even sledding down the stairs.

While Curtis had fun with his announcement, he said that before making the call to cancel school, he must look at the forecast and the roads.

"There is a little bit of pressure. I have school-aged children, so I get a fair amount of lobbying in my own house," he said. "First and foremost, it is the safety of our students and safety of our educators."

Students at Spring Hope Elementary School in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System got the message about a snow day in a music video by principal Kelly Anne Mudd. Her version of Adele's "Hello" told students "It's snow!"

"They say it's cold and you can stay in your pajamas all day," Mudd continued.

In Raleigh, as kids spent Monday sledding instead of sitting in classrooms, many parents were excited for snow days to melt back into school days.

"It is fun for the kids, but a lot for the parents," said Sarah Smith.


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  • Eric Rothman Jan 9, 2017
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    Very cool, good way to show the kids that principles, teachers, etc are normal people to. Goes as kids we never thought they were!

  • Edward Anderson Jan 9, 2017
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    OMG, that is HILARIOUS!!!!

  • Patty MacRae Jan 9, 2017
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    Way to go Mr. Curtis! LOVE the bunsen burner smores.