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No more snow days!?! It's the new reality for a South Carolina school district testing a new program

Posted at 11:19 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 12:22:41-04

ANDERSON, South Carolina — We all remember that feeling of euphoria as kids, you wake up on a cold, snowy morning and hear those two magical words, "snow day!"  Well, it looks like that will soon become a thing of the past in one school district.

Pause for the gasps of horror, yes, a school district in South Carolina is ditching snow days. Instead, the district will require students to do classwork online instead of watching television reruns or indulging in a Netflix binge.

Last week, Anderson School District Five announced on Facebook it was selected to pilot the first eLearning program in the state of South Carolina.

Here's how it works: When nasty weather strikes, these students will need to review assignments using their school-issued Chromebooks, which don't require internet access. The assignments will be uploaded via Google Classroom.

Students who are having difficulty accessing those assignments or who are too young to have a Chromebook will be given a five-day grace period.