Dunbar Students Get a Snow Day

Winter weather delayed the in-person return of K-2 students.

After weeks of cold and snowy weather, FCPS decided to cancel school on Tuesday. Meal services were also canceled. 

The snow day delayed the start of in-person classes for many students, as FCPS elementary schools were supposed to reopen on Tuesday for students in grades K-2. 

However, the district decided the snow day was necessary after the most recent winter storm knocked out power for over 152,000 Kentuckians and made driving dangerous. The University of Kentucky also canceled classes, and many COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites were closed.

Although the announcement was disappointing for elementary school students hoping to return to the classroom, for Dunbar students still taking classes online, the announcement was a welcome one. 

“Online learning can get really overwhelming because of how low motivation is,” senior Sanaa Kahloon said. “I really needed this little snow break to take some time away from my screen and just enjoy the things I like to do.”

District spokeswoman Ms. Lisa Deffendall communicated that FCPS will have a make-up day on Friday, Mar. 19.