No School: A Day in A Brentwood Winter Wonderland

Friday, February 10, 2017 - By: Gina B, Mackenzie ‘17; Photo by Mike Minckler

This past Monday, February 6, students woke up to an email they had never received before: Mr Felix informed the Brentwood community that the school would be having its first snow day in more than 30 years!

Snow blanketed the Brentwood campus, and showed no signs of stopping. As students rejoiced with no classes, Mr Felix believed it was the correct call to make in terms of everyone’s safety: “We do not want our teachers and day students to put themselves at risk because of dangerous driving conditions” he explained. Daystudent Zoé N, Mackenzie 17’ said, “I was barely able to get out of my driveway in Duncan. I wouldn’t have been able to come to class because of the slippery roads, so I’m glad that I won’t be missing anything in class.”

With the snow scheduled to continue throughout the week, and with more than a foot having already fallen, the cancellation of school was simply the logical choice. Mr Felix said “With so many teachers and students unable to get here because of the weather, it does not make sense to try and run a normal class day.”

This was a day for the students and houseparents to get a break from the busy schedule and to spend time with friends, relax, and maybe get some homework done. When asked about the snow day, Mackenzie Houseparent Sue Cheung simply said, “I love it!” 

Many students expressed the same feelings, and in the morning there was already an event for a school-wide snowball fight on Gillespie Field to get loose and have some fun in this amazing Canadian winter wonderland!

Gina B, Mackenzie ‘17

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