My school is off the next 4 days due to weather. I live in an area where we have lost 2 days to snow and ice in the previous 3 years I have lived here. Because of COVID, all of our kids have the technology and resources to do remote or virtual learning. So, we will be taking today off for prep and then doing 100% remote learning the balance of the week. I somehow find this strangly sad and depressing. During "normal" times I am as gung-ho as anyone when it comes to pushing and challenging my students. But, on the other hand, I am saddened that these kids don't have the chance to be kids anymore. I say snow days (at least where I live) are rare and unusual. I think kids are better served be being given the opportunity to go outside and enjoy it. We have 7-8 inches of snow, something that occurs about once every 10-15 years around here. It may be thier first and only chance to enjoy this as a youngster. FWIW, I teach high school not that it really matters. Just curious what the rest of you think on this. Are the kids better served by getting a rare break? Or by sticking to the curriculum/schedule?