CHAMPLIN, Minn. (WCCO) — Many students across Minnesota woke up Friday morning to find out they had yet another day off from school.

Champlin Park junior Andrei Gill spent more time than he wanted scraping the ice from his windshield.

“Just wow. Couldn’t even open my car door to get in,” Gill said.

He hasn’t just missed six days of school this winter due to weather, but his basketball season has also been impacted.

Thursday night’s make-up game against Centennial was postponed yet again.

“That game got cancelled like a month or two ago and we were supposed to play them yesterday and it got cancelled again. So who knows what’s going to happen with that game,” he said.

Friday was also the sixth missed day for Minneapolis and St. Paul schools since January. Both districts will likely have to make this one up.

Wayzata fifth-grader Evan Boyd and his brother Ian said they are happier sledding than studying.

“I was kind of disappointed because I like school, but I also wanted to have fun today,” Evan said.

As for their dad, Colbert, no school means a stay-home day for him too.

“So you’re kind of shuffling, but you know, I’m one of those guys who take it as it comes. And as you can see, we’re making the most of it,” Colbert said.

Some school districts used Monday, President’s Day, as a make-up day, but now they’re behind again.

Many districts get five grace days, and most have already had six days off because of weather.


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