70
      Tuesday
      91 / 70
      Wednesday
      91 / 70
      Thursday
      90 / 71

      Snow days are adding up

      Quincy Public and Parochial schools let students out early Tuesday as another snow storm hit the region. This is the second snowfall in the past five days.

      Quincy Public and Parochial schools let students out early Tuesday as another snow storm hit the region. This is the second snowfall in the past five days.

      Students at Quincy Notre Dame were happy they got another snow day.

      "I'm happy about the snow, I love snow." Elli Kepper, a senior at Quincy Notre Dame said.

      That's because she doesn't have to make up the snow days due to her senior status.

      But thousands of other kids across Quincy will have to. This is the fourth snow day both school systems have taken and they are only alloted five without repercussions.

      "We are very fortunate, we work very closely with Quincy Public Schools, we do have the right and the opportunity to make our own decisions. We have historically gone with what they choose to do," Mark McDowell, Principal of QND said.

      Principal McDowell says both school systems work together to ensure the safety of students and their families by alerting them early.

      "We get that out there through our student information system and once we hear the decision has been made we send it out so they get voice mail for sure perhaps, additional text messaging and email as well," McDowell said.

      But for some families they do not need the alert system.

      That is because student and parent are in the same location.

      "It is nice simply because when they do have a snow day or something comes up, I'm in the same building as my son and it makes it a little more convenient as far as getting him," Todd Klauser, math teacher and parent at QND said.

      But he also said he is not a fan of snow days.

      "So all those students taking ACTs later in the year are gonna have five days less material before they take those standarized tests which are important for them for their college entrance," Klauser said.

      But they both agree it's better to let the students out early, before the weather gets bad. Wednesday's snow day marks the fifth snow day for Quincy Public and Parochial schools and other schools in the area.

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