#TheLocalLens: School closure offers safety, convenience for students and faculty


Avani Munji

Coppell ISD closed its campuses on Thursday and Friday due to icy roads and inclement weather. The Sidekick executive editorial page editor Sreeja Mudumby thinks this decision was beneficial during this dangerous time.

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor

I woke up at 9 a.m. on Thursday, to the sight of little white flakes falling from the sky. I was warm under the covers, appreciating the moment of peace that the snow offered. 

This is because Coppell High School is closed for two days due to the inclement weather (more so because of sleet and ice) and snow. As a student, I am very happy that our school made this decision.

Transportation was the biggest issue that scared both me and my parents about coming to school. With the icy roads and potential for pipes to freeze, taking out the cars in the cold would have been both dangerous and inconvenient, especially because I live 15 minutes away from campus. 

The cold weather itself is another inconvenience that would have made it really hard to stay in school. I went outside for two minutes and my entire face felt like it froze, taking almost 10 minutes and a lot of heat from the heater to get back to normal again. Staying home allows everyone to stay warm and safe, which means there’s less of a chance of causing sickness and accidents. 

I understand that not being able to go anywhere is boring and demotivating. In fact, it’s a lot like self-isolation last year when a lot of students attended virtual school. I found myself glued to my phone for hours, ultimately being sick of staring at the screen for so long. However, there are so many things we can do in these two days that we otherwise would not have the time for. 

Catching up on sleep, reading that book we never had time to pick up, making a warm meal for yourself or putting together new outfits from your closet are all just a few fun pastime activities we can do. 

Whether it is enjoyable or not, school closing for two days allows everyone to stay safe until the snow melts, roads clear up and temperatures rise again. 


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