On December 16, students of Jefferson County, W.V., celebrated a holiday many thought had been lost forever: a real old-fashioned snow day. As schools across the nation continue to operate remotely, an unscheduled cancellation due to severe weather has started to seem like a quaint memory. In a post to the Jefferson County Schools Facebook page, Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson, EdD, announced the unexpected decision by noting that "for generations, families have greeted the first snow day of the year with joy." She went on to ask for families to send in photos of their children enjoying the wintry weather, with one special assignment: "Tomorrow...go build a snowman."

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