Add one more tradition to the toll taken by the coronavirus pandemic.
Snow days — beloved by children (especially those facing math tests) and dreaded by parents — will be a thing of the past this winter in North Attleboro.
Now that many area schools are operating on a hybrid schedule and have shown they can handle online learning, there’s not much reason to call off school for everyone because of inclement weather only to have to make it up at the end of the year, school officials have decided.
North Attleboro Superintendent Scott Holcomb told the school committee — itself meeting virtually last week — that “if road conditions are too dangerous” for anyone to drive this winter, it won’t be a snow day, but “a remote learning day” for all.
Students scheduled to attend class on a particular day would instead take part in classes online.