On possible would-be snow day, many Mass. districts opted for remote learning

While some districts did grant a snow day, here are the ones that went for a remote day instead.

Nick Derby and his son Lleyton, 3, sledded down Walnut Street on Thursday as snow fell in Boston.

It’s obviously no secret that 2020 has come with its fair share of bad news, but the elimination of the snow day? For some Massachusetts districts, the answer is yes.

The use of remote learning brought to normalcy by COVID-19 may make the beloved unexpected day off from school fall into the void of what used to be, a “remember when” offered to future generations and received with confused expressions and disbelief.

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Throughout the state, districts have been left to make their own decisions regarding whether to cancel school on days of inclement weather, or whether to simply continue learning remotely. Back in November both Chicopee and West Springfield schools decided that any would-be snow day would in fact be a remote learning day. Elsewhere, a New Jersey district has decided it will keep the snow day.

Considering the massive snow storm that dumped enough snow on Boston and other areas of Massachusetts to allow cross country skiing down streets, Thursday provided a test case to districts throughout the state. Here are the districts that opted for remote learning, according to The Boston Globe:

Abington Public Schools

Andover Public Schools

Ayer Shirley Regional School District

Bellingham Public Schools

Beverly Public Schools

Billerica Public Schools

Boston Public Schools (partial day)

Brookline Public Schools (early dismissal)

Cambridge Public Schools

Chelsea Public Schools

Cohasset Public Schools

Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District

Danvers Public Schools

Dover-Sherborn Public Schools

Dracut Public Schools

Everett Public Schools

Fall River Public Schools

Framingham Public Schools

Franklin Public Schools

Groton-Dunstable Regional School District

Holliston Public Schools

Hudson Public Schools

Hull Public Schools

Lowell Public Schools (Thursday and Friday)

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Lynn Public Schools

Malden Public Schools (Thursday and Friday)

Marlborough Public Schools

Milford Public Schools

Milton Public Schools

Needham Public Schools

Newburyport Public Schools

Newton Public Schools

North Andover Public Schools

North Middlesex Regional School District

North Reading Public Schools

Norwell Public Schools

Norwood Public Schools

Peabody Public Schools

Pentucket Regional School District

Quincy Public Schools (early release)

Revere Public Schools

Rockland Public Schools

Rockport Public Schools

Salem Public Schools

Saugus Public Schools

Somerville Public Schools

Sudbury Public Schools

Tewksbury Public Schools

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Tri-Town School Union

Tyngsborough Public Schools

Wakefield Public Schools

Wareham Public Schools

Weston Public Schools

Westwood Public Schools

Whitman-Hanson 

Winchester Public Schools

Woburn Public Schools

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