Yeah, we know it’s gonna snow tonight.
Now we know that Superintendent of Schools Tom Scarice does not subscribe to the let’s-wait-and-see school of snow closing thought.
He’s a realist — and he too really likes snow days. He writes:
With the strong likelihood of a major winter storm tomorrow, I would like to inform the school community that the Westport Public Schools will be closed Thursday, December 17.
This will be a traditional snow day which will be made up at the end of the school year. The schools will reopen Friday as scheduled. If the clean up efforts require a second day, Friday will be a full remote learning day.
The anticipation and excitement of a snow day is something that every child should experience. Soak it up.
As a fellow parent I feel the fleeting nature of time with my own children. The challenge of this year warrants a respite. Let this be Thursday.
The forecast calls for about a foot of fluffy snow to end by mid-morning. Bundle them up and let them all (elementary through high school) get out and enjoy one of the few days a year that we get for winter fun in southern New England.
Stay safe and warm.