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After several snow days, some students makeup school on Saturday

After several snow days, school on Saturday was welcomed by parents with cabin fever.
February 16, 2014 8:25:49 AM PST
School on Saturday was welcomed by parents with cabin fever, after snow kept them and their children inside their homes for days.

Bethany Schlegel, who was has three kids, two of them attending Brier Creek Elementary, was ready for school to be back in session .

"We've had lots of sledding, lots of hot chocolate, lots of friends in the house. But now it's time, I'm ready for them to go back to school," Schlegel said.

Brier Creek Elementary's principal says when it occurs; she tries to make Saturday school fun.

"I play music twice during the day for the kids to come out in the hall, have a dance break, and we're playing like 80s music," said Principal Sandy Chambers.

Like many in the Triangle, she looks forward to a weather warm-up.

"I know it's going to be 70 degrees next week, and let's hope spring is around the corner," Chambers said.

However, spring concerns parents like Schlegel. Her third child is on the traditional calendar and the family has already planned an out of town vacation.

"If they take the time off at spring break, we already have booked flights. So we will, she will have to do the makeup work as best as she can when she returns," Schlegel said.

Now all parents can do is wait for word of other makeup dates.

"Governor McCrory is going to meet with our superintendent and we have a board work session on Tuesday. They're going to discuss these makeup days for this past week that we've had," Chambers said.

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