Let It Snow

Northmont’s First Snow Day


Mary McKinney

Senior Mary McKinney’s backyard on the first snow day.

Mary McKinney, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year. It’s cold outside, snow is falling, and snow days result for area schools.

“I get happy when school gets delayed and closed. I hung out with my friends on Monday after school was closed,” said freshman Arianna Gibson.

Monday, November 17, was Northmont’s first official snow day. Though it felt early in the season, nighttime temperatures are dropping and the wind chill makes it feel even colder. The roads get covered in snow and ice, and so do cars. The Northmont district was forced to close because of the heavy snowfall between 4 am and 7 am the morning of November 17. The snow continued through the morning and the area received 3-5 inches of snow. It was a surprise to many as there was mostly rain Sunday night, November 16, but the temperature dropped and snow moved in. Most area schools closed, with a few exceptions such as Dayton Public and Oakwood. Northmont, like most schools, began with a 2-hour delay.

“I do not like 2-hour delays. Because you wait to get ready and then as you get ready or even after, they close school,” said senior Noah Cohen.

The calamity day policy for Ohio schools has changed several times over the last few years. The policy this year is hourly. That means that we have to attend school for a certain amount of hours. Because of the change, staff members have told students they could possibly miss a considerable amount of school (compared to last year) and not have to make it up.

“After I woke up and saw the snow that morning I went over to my friend’s house. Him and I played in the snow, drank hot chocolate that his mom made, and watched School of Rock and the new version of Footloose,” said junior Destiny Griffitts.

Some enjoyed watching classic Christmas Movies.

“I had hot cocoa and watched Netflix. I watched How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” said senior Jasmine White.

No matter what you did, the snow day was enjoyable for everyone.