Should schools still have “snow days”?

You decide!

Puzzle Games


Ever since COVID, schools hypothetically know how to function remotely now. This hypothetical change has led many districts such as New York City to declare that they will no longer give students the day off even for snow emergencies.

Should students still have to learn when it snows hard? To see the top arguments on both sides, check out the maps linked below or the puzzles linked above!

Discussion Questions

1) Do snow days benefit or hurt students more in the long run? Why? (Consider the effects pro/con on students’ physical health, mental health, and learning.)

2) How much does the opinion of teachers matter in this conversation? How about the opinion of parents? Whose voice should matter the most, and why?

3) What is the best snow day activity and why?

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