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UPDATE Schools Declare Remote-Learning Day, Closings For Thursday, Dec. 17

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Bus in the snow Photo Credit: Pixabay/stoneyridgefarmky

With up to 20 inches of snow predicted for Thursday, Dec. 17, many schools have already made decisions on whether to call it a snow day or schedule all-remote learning.

The National Weather Service says areas of Central and Western Massachusetts, as well as the Berkshires, may see up to 20 inches of snow accumulation in some places as snow falls Wednesday, Dec. 16 evening through Thursday, Dec. 17. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-20s.

The following school districts have announced plans to close or offer remote learning on Thursday, Dec. 17:

  • Agawam School District - Closed
  • Ashburnham-Westminster School District - Closed
  • Belchertown School District - Fully remote learning
  • Blackstone-Millville School District - Closed
  • Canton School District - Closed
  • Chicopee School District - Closed
  • Clinton School District - Fully remote learning
  • Douglas School District - Closed
  • East Longmeadow School District - Closed
  • Gardner School District - Fully remote learning
  • Grafton School District - Closed
  • Hadley School District - Closed
  • Hampden-Wilbraham School District - Closed
  • Hampshire Regional School District - Closed
  • Hatfield - Fully remote learning
  • Holliston School District - Fully remote learning
  • Holyoke School District - Fully remote learning
  • Hopedale School District - Closed
  • Leicester School District - Closed
  • Leominster School District - Fully remote learning
  • Longmeadow School District - Closed
  • Ludlow School District - Closed
  • Marlborough School District - Fully remote learning
  • Milbury School District - Closed
  • New Bedford School District - Closed
  • Northampton School District - Fully remote learning
  • Oxford School District - Fully remote learning
  • Shrewsbury School District - Closed
  • Southbridge School District - Closed
  • Southwick-Tolland-Granville School District - Closed
  • Spencer-East Brookfield School District - Fully remote learning
  • Uxbridge School District - Closed
  • Wachusett Regional School District - Fully remote learning
  • Ware School District - Fully remote learning
  • Webster School District - Fully remote learning
  • West Boylston School District - Fully remote learning
  • Westborough School District - Fully remote learning
  • West Springfield School District - Closed
  • Westfield School District - Closed
  • Winchendon School District - Fully remote learning
  • Worcester School District - Fully remote learning

A Winter Storm Warning has been put into effect from Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. to Thursday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.

Check back with this story for updates on what other school districts are doing. The article will be updated as soon as it's available.

For inclusion in the story, email Kristin Palpini at kpalpini@dailyvoice.com 

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