Texas – Several North Texas districts decided to close schools on Thursday and Friday due to the winter storm expected in the area during these days and over the weekend.
Although the school closure decision is not something that happens often, students are excited to have more free time as they expect a lot of snow.
Canyon Creek Elementary School in Richardson is one among the many schools that will be closed on Thursday and Friday. But while majority of the kids were clearly excited with the news of no school for two days, others are worried of a possible power outage, something that happened last year leaving many without power for days.
“I don’t want anything bad to happen, like when snowmageddon happened. Like, I don’t want the power to turn out, or water pipes to get busted or anything like that. And so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen, but I am happy to have a little break,” one student said. “You couldn’t really play in the snow because you would be really cold and you couldn’t get warmer.”
“The worst part was power going out and you couldn’t really do anything,” another student said.
The same applies for parents. Many of the parents are concerned and afraid of what happened last year, but others aren’t worried at all.
“I think I have a little PTSD from last year,” Melissa King said. “So, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, are we going to lose power, how many days of cold.’”
As a result of the power outages last winter, many school districts decided to switch to virtual learning. However, this year all the schools are completely closed and not a single one decided to switch to virtual learning at all.