By John McDevitt
DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) – Snow days may be a thing of the past for a Drexel Hill high school. A new program has been launched where students are given assignments online and get credit for being in school.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Weekend Weather: Hot, Humid Saturday Afternoon Before Potentially Severe Scattered Storms Move Into Philadelphia Region
Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School went live for the first time on Thursday with the cyber snow days program. Students were not physically in school, but did school work electronically.
“The students are provided with online assignments from their teachers. The teachers will post them,” explains Principal Bill Brannick. “There will be virtual office hours that the teachers will be holding in case the students have any questions. And then the students are to turn their assignments in to the teachers electronically by 5 p.m.”READ MORE: US Army Band Concert, Fireworks Cancelled At Penn's Landing In Philadelphia Saturday Due To Pending Inclement Weather
The nearly 1,000 Bonner and Prendie students were suppose to have off for the President’s Day holiday, but because four snow days have to be made up from earlier in the year, the new cyber snow days program is being utilized.
Brannick says if the pilot program cyber snow days is successful, it could serve as a model for other schools.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices Continue To Fall In New Jersey, Pennsylvania And Delaware