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Old Today, 10:30 AM
 
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My family and I are planning a move in the next 6 to 12 months and this forum has been a wealth of information. We will be moving from San Diego, CA so it will be a huge change for us regarding weather. So... With that being said, I can't seem to find any information on "Snow days". I understand that on occasion school is either delayed, or cancelled entirely due to stormy weather. What does that mean for the parents? If school is cancelled for the day, and both parents work outside the house, does one of you just take the day off? Looking forward to hearing from you!
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Old Today, 11:24 AM
 
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Right, if school is cancelled, the kids stay home and the parents have to scramble to find childcare. Either one parent stays home, they have a babysitter on call, a neighbor watch the kids.
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Old Today, 11:44 AM
 
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Thanks so much, that is exactly what I figured. All these little things I keep thinking of that to most are hardly a thought. But none of these things we have had to think about here.
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Old Today, 11:52 AM
 
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There are also early closing, The kids go to school, and are release around lunch time.

But yes, you need to make a plan for your younger children for where they will go on/do on snow day, delayed opening (Normally 2hrs) , or early release.
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Old Today, 12:10 PM
 
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Early release, had no idea that was a thing. But very good to know, thank you.
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Old Today, 12:20 PM
 
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Early release, had no idea that was a thing. But very good to know, thank you.
They also do early release for "other things" also, like Teacher training, Parent-Teacher Meetings. If they are in school for X? (??4 hours??) it counts as a school day.

If there is a weather event that will start later in the day (lunch time) they will do the school day, and get the kids out before the roads start to get bad. But it counts as a "Day".

Also sometimes a "Delayed Opening" will change to "Closed" if weather is "worse then expected" or does not "end" in time for them to safely get to school.
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Old Today, 12:37 PM
 
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Now, if the weather is too bad for school, does it ever get to a point where a business will close down for the day for the same reason? Or is it just business as usual during a bad weather event?
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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
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Some will close, or close early,

But business have a "higher" standard for what is close-able event. Your smaller Mom&Pop will close faster then a super market. Retail business that generally would get no/slow traffic, or have employees who need to go to handle there child care needs, will often close (ie: A hair salon)

https://www.wmur.com/weather/closings

is one of the main sources of announcements on a good "event" there will be 600-1000 in there list.
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Old Today, 12:49 PM
 
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Now, if the weather is too bad for school, does it ever get to a point where a business will close down for the day for the same reason? Or is it just business as usual during a bad weather event?
It depends on your employer. I worked for one that expected everyone in no matter the weather.

Mainly, it's comes down to common sense. If the forecast calls for heavy snow accumulation all day, most will close. If it snowed 6" overnight, you better get your sorry butt out of bed early, clear your driveway, and drive into work.

Oh, if you're the boss who expects all hands on deck no matter what - you best be there before me.
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Old Today, 02:57 PM
 
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Hi,

I lived in SD as well, and will be there later this month.

Regarding businesses, most of them stay open all the time. If there is a major ice storm, a blizzard, or a hurricane, then a significant amount of business will close. However, events like these that cause a lot of businesses to close, happen rarely.
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