Remote-learning throws wrench into snow day anticipation

The advent of mass remote learning may have inadvertently disrupted the time-honored tradition of the snow day.
Many districts on Long Island say a snowstorm will not equal no school the way it may have in the past.
The Riverhead Central School District sent out a letter saying: "Should we need to close schools due to adverse weather conditions this school year, instruction will continue via the full remote model."
Tom Rogers, the superintendent of Syosset schools, told News 12 that it is possible students will get a day off because they are anticipating some power outages. He then said the schools “may take advantage of the opportunity to do a virtual day when we might have otherwise closed for inclement weather.”
The Port Washington Union Free School District already decided that if they need to close Thursday, they will not have a remote day.
"Our students deserve to have a day to go outside and play, to not be on electronic devices, and to enjoy the beauty of a snow day," said Superintendent Dr. Michael Hynes.