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Posted on Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 10:08 p.m.

Washtenaw County districts announce school closings

By Cindy Heflin

The following districts and schools have canceled classes for Monday because of Sunday's winter storm.

  • Back to Basics Montessori
  • Clonlara School
  • Chelsea School District
  • Dexter Community Schools
  • Father Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor
  • Manchester Community Schools
  • Saline Area Schools.
  • Summers-Knoll School
  • Washtenaw Christian Academy
  • Whitmore Lake Schools
  • Spiritus Sanctus Academy, Joy Road



Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 7:23 p.m.

what about tomorrow? no snow, but the temps....(oy the temps)


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 5:16 a.m.

No wonder the Taliban is winning...


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 5:15 a.m.

Good that AAPS is closed. I saw the list on the WEMU website.

Macabre Sunset

Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 5:11 a.m.

AAPS is closed. Got the email a few minutes ago.


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 5:09 a.m.

Ypsi is closed.


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 5:08 a.m.

So, it's 5 am on Monday, and no announcement for closing from AAPS, yet schools to the north, east, south and west of A2 are closed (Brighton, Whitmore Lake, Saline, Dexter, and Chelsea). All schools surrounding AAPS are closed, but not A2?


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 12:04 a.m.

@Peter We don't need your negativity, take it elsewhere please.


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 12:02 a.m.

This storm was nothing, Quit whining please.


Mon, Dec 13, 2010 : 12:01 a.m.

I'd say there will probably be school tomorrow D:


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:59 p.m.

Soft like a pretzel.


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:58 p.m.

@ Kitten - I was thinking the same thing about the AAPS website. Lets keep our fingers crossed. While I am not really looking forward to having my kids home all day, I really don't want to be out there in this weather!

Macabre Sunset

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:48 p.m.

If below-zero wind chills in the early morning were enough to cancel school, the poor kids would still be in class in August. This is all up to the road crews, which is likely why they're waiting. The full crews are apparently on the job at 4:00, and within an hour or so they'll know whether they can clear the arteries in time for the morning rush.


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:48 p.m.

The ann arbor public schools website is DOWN. Maybe this means they are updating it to say that school is cancelled?


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:37 p.m.

From the AAPS Website... [] "On days when the temperature and/or wind chill are below 0F: Students will not have recess outside. On days when the temperature and/or wind chill are below -20F (20 below zero): Schools will be closed." What are we, Uppers?!


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:37 p.m.

Where are you guys getting this info???


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:29 p.m.

I don't see how AAPS can have school tomorrow with wind chills expected to be well below zero in the morning when kids will be waiting for buses. This time around, it's more about the very low temperatures than the amount of snowfall. I also would not count on "sufficient" snow removal any time soon in this area...regardless of how much snow falls. They don't get it when it comes to plowing and salting/sanding. Too much "PC" going on in A2 when it comes to using road salt/sand. They would rather risk accidents, injuries and even death, instead of using enough salt/sand to actually help clear the roads and streets. After all, the guys in the big trucks with the plows and salt/sand aren't likely to get into an accident; it's just the rest of us.


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:26 p.m.

send them to school - why should the brats (and teachers) get a free Monday when the rest of us are trapped at work, like mice! (I will be calling in sick though - cough cough)


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:24 p.m.

Everyone is itching for a snow day, the first of the year. All the students of course (but they don't get paid) teachers, principals, janitors, office workers, para-legals, bus drivers etc. This is like playing the lottery. Let's get the day off and hope we don't get more than our contract allows or else we will have to work further into springtime ( God help us if that happens ). Not a bad gig to get a day off and only have to work 4 more days before we get two weeks off for Christmas--oops--cannot call it that--it is winter solstice!!!!!!!! YEE HAW!!!!

say it plain

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:12 p.m.

But @ChrisW, the laugh's ultimately on them, because they live in Buffalo :-)

say it plain

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:09 p.m.

@WestSideMom is probably right about this, or else just the hobgoblin of sticking to their official protocol of a 3am bus-ride to see how the roads are. Can't they push it to 10pm test and assume it will be pretty much the same next day at 3am? Especially if all the other schools in the region have called it?


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 11:08 p.m.

It's pretty pathetic that we can't handle a minor snowstorm like this. People in Buffalo are laughing at us.

West Side Mom

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 10:59 p.m.

AAPS is hoping that A2 snow removal is sufficient to save it from "spending" a snow day and risking the cost of a make-up day at the end of the year if they go over the snow day allotment. Which is likely to happen this year, given that the long-term forecast suggests higher than normal snow falls this winter. Suspect that this is only the first of many nights we will all sit wondering whether our kids will be going to school tomorrow morning.


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 10:51 p.m.

I completely agree with that. I go to lincoln and the roads are solid sheets of ice. Stupid.

Jim Pryce

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 10:47 p.m.

I have no idea what is taking Ypsi & AA so long to call it off. We are not getting a heat wave & conditions are not good. My daughters bus driver comes from Dearborn Heights each am to work. My daughter will be staying home if they call it off or not.


Sun, Dec 12, 2010 : 10:46 p.m.

Dexter called out school.