Some parents are lucky, with a spouse who is available for sudden babysitting duty. Others have to scramble, especially when the school makes a last-minute decision.
Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.
Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.
And what happens if there is still more snow?
As a result of the intense snow storm, all Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Philadelphia School District schools will be closed Wednesday.
Philadelphia-based psychologist Dr. Melissa Brand encourages parents to plan ahead, stock up on supplies, and structure the day.
Fortunately, many companies these days are offering their employees options.
Dimner Beeber Middle School will remain open, officials said on Tuesday.
The School Reform Commission has voted to save four public schools from closure in Philadelphia.
There was a lot of disappointment and passion from parents, teachers and education advocates in attendance.
Superintendent William Hite said the district can’t afford to maintain underutilized schools. “The district’s financial challenges jeopardize its survival.”
Philadelphia area community groups are joining together to fight the School District recommendation to close 37 public schools at the end of the school year.
Local activist groups, students, parents and community members plan to come together Saturday afternoon to protest the recommended school closings announced on Wednesday.
Parents may see their individual school with the lights on and wonder, why did it have to close?
Many students who were home from school because of Hurricane Sandy are finding that it’s not as fun as a snow day.