No snow days: Local school district doing away with them this year

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. — Snow days are a thing of the past for students in the Fox Chapel Area School District.

When winter weather makes it unsafe for students to physically get to school, they won’t get a day off this year. Instead, they’ll learn online.

Those plans were revealed with the district’s 2021-2022 inclement weather plan.

“Again this year, on days when our buildings will be closed because of cold weather, ice, or snowfall, all students will engage in online learning from home,” a letter to families said.

On days when this plan is implemented, the district’s technology team will staff a virtual help desk to aid any students having difficulty, and a community help desk will be available for parents/guardians needing technology assistance.