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First snow day of 2022

Photos from the fields and hill

Gordon closed on Friday for the first snow day of the year.

As children were getting the news on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Thomas López sent this email to families:


Because children grow up, we think a child’s purpose is to grow up. But a child’s purpose is to be a child. Nature doesn’t disdain what lives for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment. - Tom Stoppard

Dear Gordon Families,

Snow is approaching.

During this pandemic, schools have learned how to continue teaching and learning even when campuses are closed and students are home. This has led to some speculation about how snow cancellations, which have traditionally been treated as spontaneous holidays without schoolwork, could now be considered opportunities to continue learning online.

Over the past two-and-a-half years, we have asked a lot of our children. Snow days are magical moments in a school year, and our students could use a little magic right now (my guess is that our grown-ups could, too). 

A school named after a child will always be #TeamSnowDay. Tomorrow, January 7th, Gordon School will be closed. There will be no online learning.

Happy Snow Day!


In the days that followed, families shared dozens of photos of snow day adventures from across the state. These went onto Gordon's social media and are collected on the school's Flickr site.

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