Why Snow Days are a Bad Thing

Why Snow Days are a Bad Thing

Lucas Collazo, Staff Writer

Sometimes snow days can be very good news to many of the students at Langley High School. Most people see them as an opportunity to sleep in, hang out with friends, or to catch up on any missing school work. But unfortunately, not everyone is 100% hyped for snow days; especially some of the students. The reason for this is because they have nothing to do  if the roads are all blocked and covered in snow. As some would say, “It’s so boring when you have nothing to do!”

Another reason why snow days are not always great is because student’s education is on the line. This means that some students don’t really take the time and effort to do any homework or study for upcoming quizzes or tests; so when they get back to school, they forget everything they have learned. In addition, students have a lot of catching up to do and their grades can be in serious risk of decreasing. Although some students keep promising themselves they will catch up on some of their schoolwork, they keep going back on their word due to procrastination and laziness.

Not only that, but the snow would quickly turn to ice a few days later creating serious risks for anyone that is driving to school or work because then the roads would be too slippery and car crashes could be very likely. But one of the biggest reasons why snow days have a downside is because if there are too many snow days, then sometimes the school board would have to make up days on either school holidays or extending the last day of school from June 18 to either June 23 or 24. A big example of this is when a couple of years ago when we had Snowmeggodon; days were made up and the last day of school was pushed back to June 23 by the school board. So next time, if you do have a snow day; try catching up on some schoolwork, and hope that we don’t have to make up any school days.