The following message was posted on the Bellingham Christian School website early Friday morning:
A Washington school has cancelled classes for Friday, May 3rd on account of good weather (Friday's forecast for Bellingham, WA lists a high of 70 degrees and a 0% chance of rain).
"Typically we cancel school for bad weather, so why not have some fun and cancel school due to fabulous weather?" Bellingham Christian School Principal Bob Sampson said in a letter sent home to students and parents on Thursday afternoon.
Here's the full letter:
To celebrate an exceptionally nice day of the spring season, to promote positive school culture and just for fun, Bellingham Christian School has decided to cancel school due to good weather.
Typically we cancel school for bad weather, so why not have some fun and cancel school due to fabulous weather? For us Washingtonians, it's just as significant we figure. Our student body and staff are looking forward to a nice day to bask and play in the spring sun, which may end up happening May 2nd, and if not then we will hope for May 3rd. We encourage the students to get outside and play.
If tomorrow, May 2nd, has clear skies in the morning and if weather.gov has a forecast of 63 degrees or higher, we will cancel the school for the whole day due to good weather. Wahoooo! If we don't cancel school on the 2nd, we will look to the forecast for the 3rd and cancel school Friday.
Mr. Sampson, the school's principal, will make the decision to cancel school by 6:30 AM. The notice will be posted on the school's website, www.bellinghamchristianschool.org, and the inner school Sycamore website.
There are so many heavy things that go in our world, it's nice to celebrate, relax and share joy with many.
Since we've had no snow days, we are able to make this cancellation and still have more than enough state allocated hours for the year. Additionally, childcare will be provided at the school, should there be some parents who are unable to have a place for their children to go.