The first major storm of the 2020-2021 winter season arrived the night of December 16, prompting Bay Ridge Prep to have a fully remote day on December 17. Although the decision was made to keep classes going virtually, Heads of School Dr. Charles Fasano and Dr. Michael Dealy said in advance of the storm that this did not mean an end to snow days at Bay Ridge Prep.
In a letter to the community about storm plans, they wrote the following:
We love a good snow day as much as students do and believe that every child should have a chance to enjoy an unplanned day off with the opportunity for some fun in the snow. That said, we recognize that school is closed for a two week vacation beginning in just a few days and that there is ample time coming up to enjoy some downtime. We will not rule out snow days later this winter, or in future years, should the weather and the calendar call for one. They are a staple of childhood and a joy that should not simply be replaced by technology or taken away by a pandemic.
So, rest easy snow day lovers. This cherished part of school life will continue at Bay Ridge Prep! As always, snow days and other emergency announcements will be sent via text and email as well posted at bayridgeprep.org.