Sorry kids. The days of snow days may be a thing of the past in New York.

The New York State Education Department is giving school districts the option to eliminate snow days and move to virtual learning.

As part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to provide districts with flexibility in meeting local needs during the pandemic, the Department is establishing a one-year pilot to enable school districts, at district option, and consistent with each district’s re-opening educational plan, to pivot to remote instruction to provide continuity of instruction on what would otherwise be a day of school closure due to a snow emergency.

This pilot is for the 2020-21 school year. NYSED will review the outcome of the pilot to determine whether or not to continue eliminating snow days in the future.