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NO SCHOOL doesn't mean NO CLASS for Mentor students

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MENTOR, OH (WOIO) -

The Weiss family is taking time out on Tuesday to check out a local skating rink.

There's no school for the Weiss kids because of the bad weather. It's a welcome break for the kids,  but that doesn't mean eight-year-old Matthew and nine-year-old Emily are off the hook when it comes to homework.

"Math, reading, science, social studies," Kristine Weiss points to homework.

The work is now done at home. The assignments are uploaded on the school website.

"At first I was in shock because I had never heard of a Blizzard Bag," says Weiss.

The Mentor School District one of many in Northeast Ohio that has run out of calamity days.

They're now at six, and unlike the snow the work can't pile up, so students are sent home with "Blizzard Bags."

"The kids are still getting instruction. They're getting review and their being accessed. I think it's wonderful because we don't have to make the days up at the end of the year," added Weiss.

No complaints from Matthew. "I like homework more than school because the teacher doesn't explain it for 10 to 20 minutes," says Mathew Weiss.

"I think it was fun because it wasn't school," says Emily Weiss.

With the Blizzard Bag program, students have three additional calamity days after the five are reached, rather than making up the time later in the school year.

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